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The Julius and Suzan Glickman Centennial Lectureship

Each year Plan II is fortunate to be able to invite prominent speakers to campus thanks to a generous gift from Julius and Suzan Glickman. 

Julius Glickman, a Plan II major, received his BA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1962 and his LLB from the University of Texas School of Law in 1966. As a UT student, Mr. Glickman was student body president ('62-'63), outstanding student and an active member of the Friars, Silver Spurs and the Tejas Club. 


The 2017 Julius and Suzan Glickman Centennial Lectureship:
An Evening with Robert Schenkkan

March 2nd, 7:00 p.m.
Edgar A. Smith Building, Blanton Auditorium

Robert Schenkkan (UT alumnus) is a Pulitzer Prize, Tony, and WGA Award winner, and a three-time Emmy nominated writer. He is the author of sixteen plays: All the Way, The Great Society, Building the Wall, Hanussen, Shadowplay, By the Waters of Babylon, Handler, A Single Shard, Devil and Daniel Webster, Lewis and Clark Reach the Euphrates, Final Passages, The Marriage of Miss Hollywood and King Neptune, Heaven on Earth, Tachinoki, The Dream Thief, and The Kentucky Cycle (Pulitzer prize, Tony and Drama Desk nominations). Also a collection of one-act plays, Conversations with the Spanish Lady, and a musical, (book and co-lyrics) The Twelve, winner of the 2015 Henry Award.

The 2014 Broadway production of All The Way swept the Awards season winning the Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Drama League, and TONY@ Award as well as the Steinberg/American Theater Critics Award, the inaugural Edward M. Kennedy Award, and Boston’s Elliot Norton Award. It also set two box office records on Broadway. It aired in May, 2016 as a film for HBO, with Steven Spielberg producing, directed by Jay Roach, and was nominated for eight Emmys and the Humanitas Award. There are plans to bring the stage sequel, The Great Society, to NYC in 2018.

His film work includes Hacksaw Ridge, recently nominated for six Academy Awards, directed by Mel Gibson and starring Andrew Garfield, and The Quiet American directed by Phillip Noyce. TV credits include The Pacific (HBO miniseries – WGA Award, two Emmy and Humanitas Award nominations), The Andromeda Strain, Crazy Horse, and Spartacus. Currently, Robert is writing a movie about the Manhattan Project for Robert Redford, and another film about the Klan for Joseph Gordon Levitt and Netflix.

Website: www.robertschenkkan.com
Twitter: @ROBERTSCHENKKAN


Previous Glickman Lecturers:

Fall 2015: New York Times columnist Frank Bruni
Spring 2015: UT Chancellor Admiral William H. McRaven
2014: Pulitzer Prize winning author Rick Atkinson
2013: Pulitzer Prize winning writer Louis Menand
2012: Pulitzer Prize winning writer Seymour Hersh
2010: Adam Gopnik, Staff writer for The New Yorker
2009: Award winning screenwriter Andrew Davies
2008: Pulitzer Prize winning poet C.K. Williams


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