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Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns returns to SMU’s Tate Distinguished Lecture Series Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Renowned director and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, creator of Baseball, The War and The Roosevelts, will return to SMU Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 for another engagement with the Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. Burns will present The Oncor Lecture at 8 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium … Continue reading

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SMU’s Tower Center hosts prominent experts to discuss ‘The Rise of ISIS’ at a public event Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

ISIS conquered vast stretches of territory in Iraq and Syria during the past year. The Iraqi Army dissolved in its path, despite years of training and billions of dollars of U.S. aid, raising a series of questions: Why did ISIS succeed … Continue reading

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NPR’s Shankar Vedantam to give Tate Distinguished Lecture Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Shankar Vedantam, NPR science correspondent reporting on human behavior and social sciences, author of The Hidden Brain and former reporter and columnist for The Washington Post, will be the featured speaker at The Jones Day Lecture of the 2015-16 Willis … Continue reading

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Center for Presidential History hosts Nixon biographer Evan Thomas Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 at SMU

One of the chief architects of the “Southern strategy,” whose name became synonymous with political dirty tricks, was also the man who worked to desegregate schools, create the Environmental Protection Agency and end the draft. The complicated and often contradictory character and legacy … Continue reading

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2015 SMU Stanton Sharp Lecture explores Texas’ hidden Civil War history, Wednesday, Oct. 14

When Texans study the history of the Civil War in grade school, they learn it ended when General Lee surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox on April 8, 1865, and that Texas played a relatively small role in the conflict. … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Mustang Must-do’s for Oct. 2, 2015

The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program: Jan Jarboe Russell will recount the dramatic and never-before-told story of a secret FDR-approved American internment camp in Texas during World War II, where thousands of families — many of … Continue reading

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Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer to give SMU’s 2015 Sammons Lecture in Media Ethics Wednesday, Oct. 7

Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist and FOX News commentator Charles Krauthammer will give SMU’s 16th annual Rosine Smith Sammons Lecture in Media Ethics at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7. in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center. Admission is free, but tickets are required; contact the … Continue reading

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Calendar Highlights: Sept. 15, 2015

Taking action against trafficking: SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program hosts a screening of 8 Days, a 2015 film about child sex trafficking in the United States, on Tuesday, Sept. 15 in McCord Auditorium, 306 Dallas Hall. Representatives from the FBI, U.S. Department of Homeland Security and SMU’s … Continue reading

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2015 Common Reading author Emily St. John Mandel to speak at SMU Wednesday, Sept. 9

Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven, the 2015 SMU Common Reading selection, will present a free lecture at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at McFarlin Auditorium. The entire community is invited to attend. Station Eleven is set 20 years … Continue reading

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Save the date: The Dalai Lama returns to SMU July 1, 2015

SMU and the George W. Bush Presidential Center will welcome His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to Dallas Wednesday, July 1, 2015 for “A Conversation with the Dalai Lama.” The renowned spiritual leader and Nobel laureate will participate in a moderated … Continue reading

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