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Presidential Lecture Series

The Presidential Lecture Series is an occasional series at the University that seeks to bring innovative thinkers and creators to the University in public lectures open to both students and the University community at large.

2019-2020 Presidential Lecture Speakers


 

Dr. Keith Pannell

Title: Science, Research and Success on the Border: An Outstanding Source of Excellence & Creativity

Speaker: Dr. Keith Pannell

Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Location: Academic Innovation Center #126

Time: Doors open at 6:00PM, Lecture begins at 6:30PM

 https://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/2019/09/tamiupresidentiallecture91219.shtml


Anya Kamenetz

Title: The Secrets to Success in College:  Your Brain, Your Money and the Future

Speaker: Anya Kamenetz, Educational Futurist, Lead Education Reporter for NPR & Acclaimed Author

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Location: Academic Innovation Center #126

Time: Doors open at 6:00PM, Lecture begins at 6:30PM

https://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/2019/10/tamiupresidentiallecture103019.shtml

 


Dr. Jerry Thompson

Title: TBA

Speaker: Dr. Jerry Thompson, Regents Professor, Texas A&M International University

Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020

Location: TBA

Time: Doors open at 6:00PM, Lecture begins at 6:30PM

 


Dr. Mark Martinez

Title: TBA

Speaker: Dr. Mark Martinez, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Political Science CSU,Bakersfield

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Location: TBA

Time: Doors open at 6:00PM, Lecture begins at 6:30PM

 


2018-2019 Presidential Lecture Speakers



Mario Livio picture  Mario Livio Book

 

Title: Why? What Makes Us Curious?

Speaker: Dr. Mario Livio

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Location: FPA Theatre

Time: Doors open at 6:00PM, Lecture begins at 6:30PM

 https://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/2019/03/tamiumariolivio.shtml


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Title: From the Study of DNases to Cancer Research: An Unexpected Scientific Journey

Speaker: Dr. Renato Aguilera

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Location: FPA Recital Hall

Time: Doors open at 6:00PM, Lecture begins at 6:30PM

https://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/2019/01/tamiupreslect19.shtml


Bryan Caplan picture     Bryan Caplan book

Title: The Myth of the Rational Voter:  Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies

Speaker: Dr. Byan Caplan

Date: Thursday, October  25, 2018

Location: FPA Recital Hall

Time: Doors open at 6:00PM, Lecture begins at 6:30PM

https://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/2018/10/tamiucaplan101718.shtml


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Title: HATE: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship

Speaker: Dr. Nadine Strossen

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Location: FPA Recital Hall 

Time: Doors open at 6:00PM, Lecture begins at 6:30PM

https://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/2018/09/tamiupresidentiallecture9618.shtml

 


2017-2018 Presidential Lectures Speakers


Title: Even When the Evidence is Clear, Change is Complicated

Speaker: Dr. Karan Watson

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Location: FPA Recital Hall

Time: Doors open at 6:00 PM. Lecture begins at 6:30 PM

https://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/2018/03/tamiupresidentialwatson030818.shtml


Martha Pic   Martha Book

Title: Anger & The Politics of Blame

Speaker: Dr. Martha Nussbaum

Date Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Location: FPA Recital Hall

Time: Doors open at 6:00 PM. Lecture begins at 6:30 PM

https://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/2018/01/TAMIUPresidential010418.shtml


Lilla pic   Lilla book

Title: After Identity Politics

Speaker: Dr. Mark Lilla

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Location: Student Center Ballroom

Time: Door opens at 6:00 PM. Lecture begins at 6:30 PM

https://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/2017/11/TAMIULilla110217.shtml


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Title: The Other Side of Assimilation: How Immigrants are Changing American Life

Speaker: Dr. Tomas Jimenez

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Location: FPA Recital Hall Time: Doors open at 6:00 PM. Lecture begins at 6:30 PM

https://www.tamiu.edu/newsinfo/2017/08/TomasJimenez%2008312017.shtml