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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 Glickman Lectureship is always free and open to all.


The 2019 Julius and Suzan Glickman Centennial Lectureship:
Lawrence Wright, author of God Save Texas


Lawrence Wright credit Kenny Braun

photo credit Kenny Braun


"America's Future is Texas"
Lecture & book signing

Thursday, March 7th, 7:00 p.m.
Blanton Museum Auditorium

Lawrence Wright is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of six previous books of nonfiction, including In the New World, Remembering Satan, The Looming Tower, Going Clear, Thirteen Days in September, The Terror Years, and one novel, God’s Favorite. His books have received many prizes and honors, including a Pulitzer Prize for The Looming Tower. He is also a playwright and screenwriter. He and his wife are longtime residents of Austin, Texas. His current book, God Save Texas, was published in April 2018.


God Save Texas book cover


More details to come; check back soon!  


Previous Glickman Lecturers:

2018: Classicist and author of Undocumented, Dan-el Padilla Peralta
2017: Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Robert Schenkkan
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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