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.

2018-2019 Schedule

September 25: James Baker, III and Leon Panetta with David Gergen

October 16: Jon Meacham

November 6: Thomas Friedman

December 4: Siddhartha Mukherjee

February 5: Bill Browder

February 26: Lisa Randall

April 2: Amy Cuddy

May 7: Kathy Bates


2018 tate committee

Tate Chair - John David Clark

Head Usher - Matthew Hutnyan

Head Usher - Harley Sutton

Head of Marketing - Ashley Gans

Vice President of Programming - Christina Gilchrest