Millennium Lecture SeriesMay 4, 2011: D. Bruce Johnstone, Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and Comparative Education Emeritus, University of New York- Buffalo, "Higher Education’s Worldwide Dilemmas"
April 14, 2011: Kati Haycock, President, The Education Trust, "Access and Success in American Higher Education: Where Are We and Can We Do More?"
March 24. 2011: Hilary Pennington, Director of Education, Postsecondary Success, and Special Initiatives- United States Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, "Further, Faster; The Transformative Potential for Higher Education"
February 10, 2011: Jamie P. Merisotis, President and CEO, Lumina Foundation for Education, "Tapping Into the Power of the 21st Century Student"
December 7, 2010: David Longanecker, President, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, "Obama’s Goal-Best in the World by 2020-Nice Idea, But Can We Get There From Here?"
November 9, 2010: Cliff Adelman, Senior Associate, Institute for Higher Education Policy, "So You Want Accountability? Are You Sure?"
September 8, 2010: Congressman Rubén Hinojosa, U.S. House of Representatives Chairman, Subcommittee on Higher Education
April 27, 2010: Mark Anielski, President, Anielski Management Inc., Adjunct Professor, School of Business, University of Alberta, "The Economics of Happiness: A Road Map to Building Genuine Wealth"
April 15, 2010: Dr. Raymond L. Orbach, Director, Energy Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, "Energy Security: From Deal Killers to Game Changers"
April 8, 2010: Dr. Dan E. Arvizu, Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, "Clean Alternative Energy: The New 'Mainstream' Technology"
March 4, 2010: Ambassador Jeffrey Davidow, President, Institute of the Americas in San Diego, California and Former United States Ambassador to Mexico, "Mexico and Other Challenges in Latin America for U.S. Policy"
January 28, 2010: Ambassador Andrés Rozental, Former Deputy Minister of Mexico and Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution, "Mexico-U.S. Relations: A New Chapter or More of the Same?"
October 27, 2009: Dr. Diana Villiers Negroponte, J.D., Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution, "Public Insecurity in Central America: Threats and Opportunities"
April 23, 2009: Robert A. Malone, Former Chairman and President, BP America, Inc., "America’s Energy Future: Security or Scarcity?"
February 12, 2009: Willarda V. Edwards, M.D., M.B.A., President and C.O.O., Sickle Cell Disease Association of America and President-Elect of the National Medical Association, "The Road to Health Equity"
January 29, 2009: Wilson Compton, M.D., M.P.E., Director, Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research, National Institute on Drug Abuse, "The Challenges and Implications of Understanding Addiction as a Brain Disease"
December 8, 2008: Eduardo Sanchez, M.D., Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, "The Health of America in an Obama Administration"
October 1, 2008: Dr. James Duderstadt, President Emeritus, University Professor of Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, "Higher Education in the 21st Century: Themes, Challenges, and Opportunities"
April 2, 2008: James Steinberg, J.D., Dean, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, "U.S. National Security and Foreign Policy in 2009-Grand Challenges Facing the Next President"
March 18, 2008: Ambassador Larry L. Palmer, President, Inter-American Foundation and former United States Ambassador to Honduras, "Sustainable Development Through Responsive Assistance: Answering the Security Challenges of the New Millennium"
February 26, 2008: Dr. Susan Hackwood, Executive Director, California Council on Science and Technology, "The Impact of Global Economic Change on Security"
November 14, 2007: William Dee, President and C.E.O., Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., "Defining Security in the 21st Century: The Relationship of our Nation's Water Resources and Security"
October 23, 2007: Dr. Demetrios Papademetriou, Co-Founder and President, Migration Policy Institute, "International Migration: Global Trends and Issues"
September 13, 2007: General Gordon Sullivan, President and Chief Operating Officer, Association of the United States Army, "National Security and the Threat of Climate Change"
April 9, 2007: Dr. Charles Kennel, Director, Environment and Sustainability Initiative, University of California, San Diego; Former Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, "Had We World Enough and Time: Global Earth Science and Sustainability"
March 20, 2007: A Special Presentation of "An Inconvenient Truth", Documentary Film
February 27, 2007: David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D. Director, Center of Excellence on Health Disparities and Pouissant-Satcher-Cosby Chair in Mental Health, Morehouse School of Medicine, and former Surgeon General of the United States
December 7, 2006: Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, Regents’ Professor of Meteorology and Weathernews Chair, Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms, University of Oklahoma, "Weather and Climate Prediction: How Clear is the Crystal Ball?"
October 26, 2006: A Special Presentation of Discovery Channel’s "Global Warming: What You Need to Know," with Tom Brokaw
September 21, 2006: Dr. Dan E. Arvizu, Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, "Harnessing Innovation for Renewable Energy Future"
March 27, 2006: John Friend, Sr. Vice President, Cartoon Network Enterprises
March 1, 2006: The Honorable Dana Gioia, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts
April 26, 2005: Susanna Nettleton Sutro, Honorary Secretary of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs
March 8, 2005: Dr. Peter Stansky, Frances and Charles Field Professor of History, Stanford University
November 12, 2004: Dr. Michael Hawley, Director of Special Projects, School of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom"
October 20, 2004: F. A. (Tex) Harris, Secretary of the American Foreign Service Association, "Beyond Iraq: Meeting the Millennium's Challenges to America's Security and Prosperity"
November 11, 2003: Robert O’Rear, Former Director of International Operations, Microsoft Corporation, "From the Texas Panhandle to the Formation of the World's Largest Software Enterprise"
October 15, 2003: Hernando de Soto, President, Institute for Liberty and Democracy, Lima, Peru
April 14, 2003: Dr. Janice Leoshko, Associate Professor, Departments of Art and Art History/Asian Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
February 25, 2003: Dr. Vera Rubin, Senior Fellow, Astronomy, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington, "Stars, Galaxies and What Else"
November 12, 2002: John Hanhardt, Senior Curator of Film and Media Arts, Guggenheim Museum, "The Art Museum: From Global Guggenheim to Virtual Museum"
October 22, 2002: Bernard Rapoport, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Author, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation, "Capitalism with a Conscience"
May 1, 2002: Ambassador Frank V. Ortiz, Retired Foreign Service Officer and Former United States Ambassador to Barbados, Grenada, Guatemala, Peru and Argentina
February 20, 2002: Dr. Walter Persegati, Former Secretary General and Treasurer of the Vatican Monuments, Museums and Art Galleries, "Michelangelo Rediscovered: The Cleaning of Michelangelo's Frescoes in the Sistine Chapel"
December 6, 2001: Ambassador Lyonpo Om Pradhan, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the United Nations, "Bhutan's Development Philosophy: Gross National Happiness"
October 26, 2001: Robert Decherd, Chairman of the Board, President and C.E.O. of Belo Corp., "Journalism, Society and the Free Market"
April 25, 2001: Dr. D. James Baker, Former Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, "Sustainable Development: A 2000-Year Overview"
April 12, 2001: Henry M. "Hank" Cohen, President, MGM Television Entertainment, "From Miner Hall to MGM: A Conversation with Hank Cohen"
April 4, 2001: Dr. Jerry I. Porras, Professor, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, "Enduringly Great Companies: How They Operate and Why They Succeed"
March 8, 2001: Gaston Caperton, President, The College Board, "What Makes America Great?"
February 16, 2001: J. James Rohack, M.D., President, Texas Medical Association, "Health Care Delivery in the New Millennium"
January 25, 2001: James R. (Jim) Adams, Retired Chairman of the Board, Texas Instruments Incorporated, "Innovation, Information and the Internet Age"
April 25, 2000: Dr. Steve Murdock, Chief Demographer, College of Agriculture and Life, Texas A&M University, "The Texas Challenge: Population Change and the Future of Texas"
April 18, 2000: Dr. Arthur Bienenstock, Associate Director for Science, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President