SMU’s Tate Distinguished Lecture Series announced its 2010-11 lineup during Diane Keaton‘s season-closing lecture May 4.
The speakers include Dallas pastor T.D. Jakes of The Potter’s House, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and magazine editor Tina Brown – as well as former presidential cabinet members Robert Rubin (Secretary of the Treasury during the Clinton Administration) and Margaret Spellings (Secretary of Education under George W. Bush).
One fall 2010 speaker is yet to be announced. All lectures take place at 8 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium.
The schedule at a glance:
• Sept. 14, 2010: Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR); and Robert Rubin, CFR chairman and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1995-99 – moderated by David Gergen, CNN senior political analyst and former presidential adviser
• Oct. 5, 2010: Ray Kurzweil, developer of computer speech, optical character recognition and synthesized music technology, and inventor of the K-NFB Reader for the blind and learning-disabled
• Fall 2010: Speaker to be announced
• Nov. 30, 2010: Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University professor, Nobel laureate and author of Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy
• Jan. 25, 2011: T.D. Jakes, philanthropist, entrepreneur and chief pastor of The Potter’s House in Dallas
• Feb. 15, 2011: Joshua Cooper Ramo, award-winning journalist, expert on China and author of The Age of the Unthinkable
• March 29, 2011: Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of The Harlem Children’s Zone; and Margaret Spellings, U.S. Secretary of Education, 2005-09
• May 3, 2011: Tina Brown, former editor of The New Yorker and Vanity Fair and founder/editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast