UT’s Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy celebrates its tenth anniversary this year with an exhibit and several high-profile speakers and events this fall. Former Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana will deliver the Ashe Lecture on August 27, and journalist and author Tom Brokaw will give the Baker Distinguished Lecture on November 13.
In early 2011, Egyptian youth—many using modern technology and social media—helped to successfully overthrow their country’s government. Professor Brian Barber, director of the Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict, went to Cairo shortly after President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation to study youth involvement in the revolution. Barber will share his experiences from his trips to Egypt at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at the UT International House.
Jeffrey Kluger, senior editor of science, technology, and health for Time magazine, will deliver the twenty-first annual Alfred and Julia Hill Lecture at UT on Tuesday, April 2. Kluger will lecture on “Science as Civilizer” at 8:00 p.m. in the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture auditorium. It is free and open to the public.
Nationally and internationally recognized architects, designers, historians, and theorists will present their work this semester at UT, as part of the Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series, which kicks off today. The lecture series is composed of exhibitions, presentations, and films. The series, which is free and open to the public, provides opportunities to gain insight to the works and ideas occurring in the architecture and design disciplines today.
Linguistics scholar Benjamin Hary of Emory University will kick off the newly created Karen and Pace Robinson Lecture on Modern Israel at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 29, in the McClung Museum auditorium at UT. Hary’s lecture is titled “The Politics of Judeo-Arabic: Israel as a Bilingual State.”
Eric Liu, author of The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker, will visit campus Tuesday to address the Class of 2016. Liu will speak at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in Thompson-Boling Arena. The event is open to the public and free parking is available in G-10 parking garage.