Millenium Lecture Series


  • 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"
  • 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