Tony Blair to visit the Hilltop Mar. 5-6

Tony BlairSMU faculty and staff members will have the opportunity to see former British Prime Minister Tony Blair during his visit to SMU Mar. 5-6. Free tickets are available for Blair’s address in the Hart Global Leaders Forum at 11 a.m. Mar. 6 in McFarlin Auditorium. Present your SMU ID at the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Mane Desk (one ticket per ID, limited availability).

The Hart Global Leaders Forum offers area high school students the opportunity to interact with national and international leaders in government, business, science and the media.

Blair will be at SMU to accept the Medal of Freedom from SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies during formal ceremonies at 8:30 p.m. Mar. 5 in McFarlin Auditorium. The Center, which educates undergraduates in international relations, comparative politics and political institutions, presents the Medal of Freedom every two years to an individual “who has furthered the cause of freedom throughout the world.”

The Medal of Freedom presentation is sold out; SMU students may have access to limited seating. Students should come to the McFarlin Auditorium basement at 7:30 p.m. with SMU ID (no backpacks, please). Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Find more information at the Tate Distinguished Lecture Series home page.