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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

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.

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

Thursday, March 7th, 7:00 p.m.
Blanton Museum Auditorium
Edgar A. Smith Building

Seating for the lecture is first-come, first-served, and doors will open for seating at 6:30 p.m.

After the lecture, Mr. Wright will be signing copies of God Save Texas, recently released in paperback, which will be available for purchase at the Blanton Museum gift shop.

Directions & Parking

The Edgar A. Smith Building is directly across from the Blanton Museum of Art, and public parking is available at the nearby Brazos Garage or AT&T Conference Center Garage (hourly rates apply).

If you need accommodations for this event, please contact the Plan II Honors Program at or call 512-471-1442 five business days in advance.

God Save Texas book cover

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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
2011: Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights
2010: Adam Gopnik, Staff writer for The New Yorker
2009: Award winning screenwriter Andrew Davies
2008: Pulitzer Prize winning poet C.K. Williams
2005:Author and journalist David Bornstein
2003: Author and journalist Chris Hedges
2001: Author and journalistChris Dickey

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