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tATE LECTURE SERIES

The Tate Lecture Series is in its 35th season at Southern Methodist University. For 35 years, it has brought some of the most influential politicians, philanthropists and successful world-changers to campus to encourage and provoke our future world-changers. 

Lectures begin at 8 p.m. on the evening they are scheduled.

Students who are interested in going to the lecture should meet in the basement of McFarlin Auditorium at 7 p.m.

 

Student Foundation provides ushers for every lecture.

2017-2018 Schedule

September 26: Richard Haass and Fareed Zakaria with David Gergen, A discussion on emerging threats to the U.S. moderated by David Gergen

October 24: Amanda Lindhout, Freelance journalist who was kidnapped in Somalia where she spent 460 days in captivity

November 28: Sarah Parcak, Archeologist and Anthropologist renowned for her use of satellite imagery to locate archeological sites, 2016 recipient of the prestigious TED prize.

January 30: Ian Bremmer, President and Founder of the Eurasia Group

February 27: Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation

March 20: David Petraeus, One of the most-decorated military officers in U.S. history

April 10: Shawn Achor, Bestselling author noted for his research on happiness and the promotion of positive psychology

May 1: Jeff Bridges, Seven-time Academy Award nominee and Oscar winner, founder of the End Hunger Network

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2017 tate committee

Tate Chair - Cameron Farr

Head Usher - Hunter Kolon

Head Usher - Kyle Baker

Head of Marketing - Avery Hinson

Vice President of Programming - Anna Bender