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About the Series

Endowed President’s Scholars Fund

In recognition of the Tate Lecture Series' silver anniversary season, in 2006-07, the University established the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series Endowed President's Scholars Fund. The fund benefits SMU's President's Scholars Program, the University's most prestigious merit-based scholarship award. The President's Scholars Program is so named because it represents the University's highest commitment to attract and serve high-achieving students. Founded in 1982, the President's Scholars Program has provided a world of opportunity to some of the nation's brightest students, who in turn enrich the University with their intellectual vitality, diverse talents, and campus involvement.

Since the Tate Series’ 25th anniversary season in 2006-07, 745 patrons have contributed almost $260,000 to the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series Endowed President’s Scholars Fund. These gifts, above and beyond the proceeds from the Series itself, provide scholarship support to the world changers of the future. We hope that you will consider a gift to this endowment when you renew your Tate season tickets or purchase single event tickets for the 34th Anniversary season in 2015-16.

Gifts in any amount support scholars by providing additional resources for independent research, international study and other academic programs. To make a gift or for information, please call 214-768-8283 or email us at tateseries@smu.edu.

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Lecture Schedule

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All lectures begin at 8 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium. Box office opens at 7 p.m.

September 26, 2017

Richard Haass and Fareed Zakaria with David Gergen

October 24, 2017

Amanda Lindhout

November 28, 2017

Sarah Parcak

January 30, 2018

Ian Bremmer

February 27, 2018

Darren Walker

March 20, 2018

David Petraeus

April 10, 2018

Shawn Achor

May 1, 2018

Jeff Bridges