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Michael J. Fox, Tina Brown And T.D. Jakes
To Headline 2010-2011 Tate Lecture Series At SMU

July 6, 2010

Tate Distinguished Lecture Series DALLAS (SMU) – An award-winning actor turned health activist, a media trailblazer and a pastor-philanthropist are among the speakers for the 2010-2011 Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series at SMU. In its 29th year, the Tate Series will once again bring prominent leaders from diverse fields to share their unique perspectives with area residents and students.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010  (This lecture is sold out.) — The Linda and Mitch Hart Lecture

“The Evolving International Landscape”
Richard Haass
   President, Council on Foreign Relations
Robert Rubin
   Co-Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1995-99
David Gergen, moderator
   CNN Senior Political Commentator and Analyst; former presidential adviser

Tuesday, October 5, 2010 — The Oncor Electric Delivery Lecture

“The Future of Technology”
Ray Kurzweil
Inventor, futurist and author; creator of the Kurzweil - National Federation of the Blind Reader

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 (This lecture is sold out.) — The Tolleson Lecture

“Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist”
Michael J. Fox
Emmy award-winning actor; activist for Parkinson’s research; bestselling author

Tuesday, November 30, 2010 — The Jones Day Lecture

“Aftermath of the Financial Crisis ” 
Joseph Stiglitz
Commentator on global economics; Nobel Laureate; professor at Columbia University

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 — The Gregg and Molly Engles Lecture

“Seeking Common Good in the Midst of Growing Diversity”
T.D. Jakes
Chief Pastor, The Potter’s House; philanthropist and entrepreneur

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 — The Anita and Truman Arnold Lecture

“The New World Disorder
Joshua Cooper Ramo
   Award-winning journalist; expert on China; author of The Age of the Unthinkable

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 — The Omni Hotels Lecture

“How Will We Teach America’s Children?
Geoffrey Canada
   President and CEO, The Harlem Children’s Zone
Margaret Spellings
U.S. Secretary of Education, 2005-09

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 — The Lacerte Family Lecture

“From Glossy Page to Web Page: The Future of Media”
Tina Brown
Former editor of The New Yorker and Vanity Fair; founder and editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast

“We are proud of the wide variety of topics and viewpoints reflected in this season’s speakers,” said Lucy Billingsley, chair of the Tate Lecture Series Board of Directors.  “The Tate Lecture Series upholds the high standards of SMU by presenting engaging speakers with intellectually stimulating and forward-thinking topics.  We look forward to the wealth of knowledge and insights shared with our campus and surrounding communities.”

"The Tate Lecture Series offers tremendous opportunities for our community to hear from internationally recognized speakers," said Brad Cheves, SMU's vice president for development and external affairs. “The Turner Construction/Wells Fargo Student Forum makes these speakers available to area high school students, SMU students, faculty and staff.  This year's lineup, with expertise ranging from economics to technology, is filled with some of the most fascinating people of our time."

The Tate Lecture Series is presented by The Dallas Morning News and sponsored by American Airlines, Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, Turner Construction/Wells Fargo, WFAA-TV Channel 8 and Herb Weitzman. The series annually returns nearly $1 million to the University, primarily through scholarships.

Tickets to individual lectures may be ordered online at smu.edu/tate or by calling 214/SMU-TATE (214-768-8283).

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