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Millennium Lecture Series

Arrow  May 4, 2011: D. Bruce Johnstone, Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and Comparative Education Emeritus, University of New York- Buffalo, "Higher Education’s Worldwide Dilemmas"

Arrow  April 14, 2011: Kati Haycock, President, The Education Trust, "Access and Success in American Higher Education: Where Are We and Can We Do More?"

Arrow  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"

Arrow  February 10, 2011: Jamie P. Merisotis, President and CEO, Lumina Foundation for Education, "Tapping Into the Power of the 21st Century Student"

Arrow  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?"

Arrow  November 9, 2010: Cliff Adelman, Senior Associate, Institute for Higher Education Policy, "So You Want Accountability? Are You Sure?"

Arrow  September 8, 2010: Congressman Rubén Hinojosa, U.S. House of Representatives Chairman, Subcommittee on Higher Education

Arrow  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"

Arrow  April 15, 2010: Dr. Raymond L. Orbach, Director, Energy Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, "Energy Security: From Deal Killers to Game Changers"

Arrow  April 8, 2010: Dr. Dan E. Arvizu, Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, "Clean Alternative Energy: The New 'Mainstream' Technology"

Arrow  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"

Arrow  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?"

Arrow  October 27, 2009: Dr. Diana Villiers Negroponte, J.D., Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution, "Public Insecurity in Central America: Threats and Opportunities"

Arrow  April 23, 2009: Robert A. Malone, Former Chairman and President, BP America, Inc., "America’s Energy Future: Security or Scarcity?"

Arrow  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"

Arrow  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"

Arrow  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"

Arrow  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"

Arrow  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"

Arrow  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"

Arrow  February 26, 2008: Dr. Susan Hackwood, Executive Director, California Council on Science and Technology, "The Impact of Global Economic Change on Security"

Arrow  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"

Arrow  October 23, 2007: Dr. Demetrios Papademetriou, Co-Founder and President, Migration Policy Institute, "International Migration: Global Trends and Issues"

Arrow  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"

Arrow  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"

Arrow  March 20, 2007: A Special Presentation of "An Inconvenient Truth", Documentary Film

Arrow  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

Arrow  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?"

Arrow  October 26, 2006: A Special Presentation of Discovery Channel’s "Global Warming: What You Need to Know," with Tom Brokaw

Arrow  September 21, 2006: Dr. Dan E. Arvizu, Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, "Harnessing Innovation for Renewable Energy Future"

Arrow  March 27, 2006: John Friend, Sr. Vice President, Cartoon Network Enterprises

Arrow  March 1, 2006: The Honorable Dana Gioia, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts

Arrow  April 26, 2005: Susanna Nettleton Sutro, Honorary Secretary of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs

Arrow  March 8, 2005: Dr. Peter Stansky, Frances and Charles Field Professor of History, Stanford University

Arrow  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"

Arrow  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"

Arrow  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"

Arrow  October 15, 2003: Hernando de Soto, President, Institute for Liberty and Democracy, Lima, Peru

Arrow  April 14, 2003: Dr. Janice Leoshko, Associate Professor, Departments of Art and Art History/Asian Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

Arrow  February 25, 2003: Dr. Vera Rubin, Senior Fellow, Astronomy, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington, "Stars, Galaxies and What Else"

Arrow  November 12, 2002: John Hanhardt, Senior Curator of Film and Media Arts, Guggenheim Museum, "The Art Museum: From Global Guggenheim to Virtual Museum"

Arrow  October 22, 2002: Bernard Rapoport, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Author, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation, "Capitalism with a Conscience"

Arrow  May 1, 2002: Ambassador Frank V. Ortiz, Retired Foreign Service Officer and Former United States Ambassador to Barbados, Grenada, Guatemala, Peru and Argentina

Arrow  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"

Arrow  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"

Arrow  October 26, 2001: Robert Decherd, Chairman of the Board, President and C.E.O. of Belo Corp., "Journalism, Society and the Free Market"

Arrow  April 25, 2001: Dr. D. James Baker, Former Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, "Sustainable Development: A 2000-Year Overview"

Arrow  April 12, 2001: Henry M. "Hank" Cohen, President, MGM Television Entertainment, "From Miner Hall to MGM: A Conversation with Hank Cohen"

Arrow  April 4, 2001: Dr. Jerry I. Porras, Professor, Stanford University Graduate School of Business, "Enduringly Great Companies: How They Operate and Why They Succeed"

Arrow  March 8, 2001: Gaston Caperton, President, The College Board, "What Makes America Great?"

Arrow  February 16, 2001: J. James Rohack, M.D., President, Texas Medical Association, "Health Care Delivery in the New Millennium"

Arrow  January 25, 2001: James R. (Jim) Adams, Retired Chairman of the Board, Texas Instruments Incorporated, "Innovation, Information and the Internet Age"

Arrow  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"

Arrow  April 18, 2000: Dr. Arthur Bienenstock, Associate Director for Science, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President