SMU’s Tate Distinguished Lecture Series has announced that due to scheduling conflicts in her new role as president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Meg Whitman will be unable to participate in the Tate Lecture Oct. 18 and cannot commit to another date during the 2011-12 Tate season.
Tickets and parking passes dated Oct. 18 will be honored at a later date. A replacement speaker and date will be announced as soon as possible during the 2011-12 season.
> Read the full statement at the Tate Lecture Series homepage
SMU’s 30th season of the Tate Distinguished Lecture Series has been posted online and features prominent names such as Fareed Zakaria, Meg Whitman, Bill Moyers and (in something of an unofficial school tradition) a return appearance by moderator David Gergen.
One Fall 2010 speaker is yet to be announced. All lectures take place at 8 p.m. in McFarlin Auditorium.
The upcoming season features these speakers:
- Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 – Senior statesman and former Secretary of State James A. Baker III and Newsweek International editor and CNN analyst Fareed Zakaria (pictured) will be joined by returning moderator David Gergen, former presidential advisor and CNN senior political commentator.
- Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 – Meg Whitman (pictured), former president and CEO of eBay and recent runner-up for the Governorship of California.
- Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 – Neil DeGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and host of PBS’ popular program NOVA Science Now, a program dedicated to examining our current role and position in active scientific frontiers and pursuits.
- Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012 – Dambisa Moyo, international economist and best-selling author of How the West Was Lost and Dead Aid, named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine in 2009.
- Thursday, Mar. 1, 2012 – Michael Pollan, best-selling author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and a major contributor to the 2008 Academy Award-nominated documentary, “Food, Inc.”
- Tuesday, Mar. 27, 2012 – President and CEO of The Aspen Institute Walter Isaacson, chair of Teach for America and a noted biographer.
- Tuesday, May 1, 2012 – Pulitzer-winning columnist and Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer and former Johnson Administration press secretary and journalist Bill Moyers.
For more information, visit the Tate Distinguished Lecture Series website.