2004-2005 Sánchez Lecture Series Begins Monday, Sept. 20
The 2004-2005 A.R. Sánchez Sr. Distinguished Lecture Series,
presented by Texas A&M International University's College of Arts
and Sciences, will begin Monday with a discussion of Homeland Security,
presented by a uniquely qualified individual.
Funded by the A.R. Sánchez Foundation, the four lectures in the
series are free and open to the public and will take place on their respective
evenings at 7 p.m. in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital
Dr. Robert M. Gates, 22nd president of Texas A&M University-College
Station, will discuss "Homeland Security in the 21st Century."
Dr. Gates was the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from
1991 to 1993 and is the only career officer in the Central Intelligence
Agency's history to rise from entry-level employee to Director.
He joined the CIA in 1966 and spent nearly 27 years as an intelligence
professional, serving six presidents. He was Assistant to the President
and Deputy National Security Adviser at The White House under President
George H.W. Bush.
Dr. Gates has been awarded the National Security Medal and the Presidential
Citizen's Medal; has twice received the National Intelligence Distinguished
Service Medal; and has three times received CIA's highest award, the Distinguished
The remaining schedule is as follows:
October 21, 2004 Dr. Rodolfo O. de la Garza "The Latino Vote in
the United States."
March 29, 2005 Dr. Kenneth Miller "Finding Darwin's God."
April 12, 2005 Dr. Firouz Naderi "Exploring Mars."
For additional information on the A. R. Sánchez, Sr. Distinguished
Lecture Series, please contact the Office of the Dean of the College of
Arts and Sciences at 956.326.2460.
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