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Centennial Lecture Series

Arrow April 26, 2016: Brad Udall, Senior Water and Climate Research Scientist/Scholar, Colorado Water Institute, Colorado State University, “The Evolving Water Crisis in the American Southwest”

Arrow March 4, 2016: Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, 2008 Nobel Laureate in Literature, “The Footprints of Mexico’s Literature of Manners”

Arrow January 28, 2016: Dr. Robert Freeman, Past Dean, The University of Texas at Austin, College of Fine Arts, “The Crisis of Classical Music in America”

Arrow November 17, 2015: Michael Mason, Director, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, “Cultural Sustainability in the Age of Globalization: Community Action and Cultural Preservation”

Arrow October 27, 2015: Stephen Briganti, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc., “Ellis Island as a Symbol for all American Immigration”

Arrow October 7, 2015: C.M. Mayo, Award-winning Essayist and Novelist, “On Writing About Mexico: Secrets and Surprises”

Arrow September 24, 2015: Dr. Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Hispanic Research, Pew Research Center, “The Rise of the U.S. Born: Emerging Trends among the Nation’s Hispanic Population”

Arrow September 17, 2015: Philip F. Mangano, President and CEO, American Round Table to Abolish Homelessness, “Marrying Aspirations and Expectations for Our Poorest Neighbors”

Arrow September 10, 2015: Dr. Manuel Sánchez González, Vice Governor, Banco de México, “Outlook of the Mexican Economy”

Arrow March 2, 2015: The Honorable Parvathaneni Harish, Consul General of India in Houston, “The Indian Economy: Opportunities for Business and Industry”

Arrow November 25, 2014: Professor Sir Harry Kroto, “Chemistry in Nano and Outer Space”

Arrow September 10, 2014: The Honorable Eduardo Medina Mora, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States

Arrow April 15, 2014: Monica Lozano, Chief Executive Officer, ImpreMedia, LLC, “Latinos, Texas and America’s Future”

Arrow March 27, 2014: Dr. Mark Wynne, Vice President and Associate Director of Research for International Economics, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, “The Euro Crisis: What Happened and Why it Matters”

Arrow March 6, 2014: Sergio Alcocer, Undersecretary for North American Affairs, Secretariat of Foreign Relations (SRE), “Mexico in North America: Region of Opportunities, Knowledge, and Shared Prosperity”

Arrow February 26, 2014: Mauro Vieira, Ambassador of Brazil to the United States, "Brazil’s Global Moment"

Arrow February 3, 2014: Dr. Allison Brownell Tirres, Assistant Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law, "Deportation and its Discontents: Reflections on a Century of Immigration Law"

Arrow November 19, 2013: Dr. Shannon O’Neil, Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, "Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead"

Arrow October 22, 2013: Dr. Ricardo Ainslie, Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, "Lessons from Juarez and the Future of Mexico’s Drug War"

Arrow May 9, 2013: Alfredo Corchado, Mexico Bureau Chief, Dallas Morning News, "Midnight in Mexico- A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness"

Arrow April 10, 2013: Richard W. Fisher, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, "An Economic and Monetary Policy Outlook"

Arrow March 12, 2013: Philip Levine, 18th Poet Laureate of the United States, "American Labor: Poetry for Whom There is No Poetry"

Arrow March 8, 2013: Dr. Julio Ortega, Director of the Department of Hispanic Studies and the Center for Latin American Studies, Brown University, "Carlos Fuentes Entre Fronteras: Mexico, EEUU y España en el Mapa Literario del Siglo XXI"

Arrow February 19, 2013: Romelia Flores, IBM Distinguished Engineer and Master Inventor, IBM Global Solution Center, "How Smarter Hits the Streets: Technology Enabling Today’s Cities"

Arrow October 23, 2012: Sam Donaldson, Award-winning Broadcast Journalist, "Road to the White House"

Arrow September 6, 2012: Dr. Mason Peck, Chief Technologist, NASA

Arrow March 26, 2012: Sam Donaldson, Former News Anchor for ABC News, "Donaldson Here: A Conversation About Politics with Sam Donaldson"

Arrow March 1, 2012: Dr. Alan Leshner, Chief Executive Officer of American Association for the Advancement of Science, Executive Publisher, Science, "The Current Climate for Science & Technology"

Arrow Feb. 7, 2012: Dr. Herminio Blanco, Former Minister of Trade and Industry for Mexico, "NAFTA at Almost 20 Years- Growth Perspectives"

Arrow Jan. 24, 2012: Richard Talbot, Director, Product Line Management of the IBM Power Systems, "Beyond Jeopardy! Putting Watson to Work"

Arrow Nov. 28, 2011: Dr. Steve H. Murdock, Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and Director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas, Rice University, "Population Change in Texas and the Nation: Implications for Education, the Labor Force and Economic Development"

Arrow Oct. 20, 2011: Dr. Jerry Porras, Lane Professor of Organizational Behavior and Change Emeritus Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, "Vision and the Great University"