Clements Center Evening Lecture Series

During the academic year the Clements Center organizes evening lectures for SMU faculty, staff, students, as well as members of the community who are interested in topics related to Texas, the American Southwest and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands. Presentations are wide-ranging and interdisciplinary, often focusing on current research, recent publications, or new exhibitions 


Evening Lecture: Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Sam Haynes, University of Texas - Arlington 
Unsettled Land: From Revolution to Republic, the Struggle for Texas
6 PM lecture and Q&A
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, 3225 University Blvd., SMU
Co-sponsored with SMU’s Center for Presidential History

Evening Lecture: Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Geoff Winningham, Rice University
Trail of Marvels: Mexico and the Day of the Dead
6 PM lecture and Q&A
The Texana Room, Fondren Library, 6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane, SMU
Co-sponsored with SMU's DeGolyer Library

Evening Lecture: Monday, November 14, 2022

Andrew Torget (University of North Texas) and Gerardo Gurza Lavalle (Instituto Mora, Mexico City)
The Problem of Violence along the U.S.-Mexico Border
6 PM lecture and Q&A
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, 3225 University Blvd., SMU


Evening Lecture: Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Laura Wilson, photographer
The Writers: Portraits by Laura Wilson 
6 PM lecture followed by Q&A
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, 3225 University Blvd., SMU
Co-sponsored with SMU’s DeGolyer Library and Friends of the Libraries


Evening Lecture: Tuesday, December 8, 2022

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6 PM lecture followed by Q&A
The Texana Room, Fondren Library, 6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane, SMU


Evening Lecture: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

William deBuys, conservationist and writer
The Trail to Kanjiroba: Rediscovering Earth in an Age of Loss
6 PM lecture followed by Q&A
The Texana Room, Fondren Library, 6404 Robert S. Hyer Lane, SMU

Evening Talk: Thursday, February 23, 2023

Geraldo Cadava, Northwestern University
The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of An American Political Identity, from Nixon to Trump
6 PM lecture followed by Q&A
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, 3225 University, SMU
Co-sponsored with SMU’s Center for Presidential History

Annual Senior Fellow Lecture: Thursday, March 23, 2023

Michael Phillips, Clements Senior Fellow for the Study of Southwestern
“An Hispanic Invasion”: Great Replacement Theory, the Fear of the “Underman,” and the Failure of the Eugenics Movement in Texas
6 PM lecture followed by Q&A
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall, 3225 University, SMU


Annual Book David J. Weber Book Prize Lecture: 

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