Entertaining stories and engaging discourse take center stage at UT Arlington with the 2014-15 Maverick Speakers Series.
The seventh season includes a fiery political couple, a world-famous theoretical physicist, a legendary sportscaster, a politician-turned-advocate, and a decorated Navy officer known for his leadership and thought-provoking analysis.
Husband-wife duo James Carville and Mary Matalin (above) kick off the series Oct. 20 at Texas Hall. Known for their diametrically opposed political views, the couple are authors of the national best-seller All’s Fair: Love, War, and Running for President.
The fall schedule continues Nov. 4 in Texas Hall with a discussion of personal safety and security in the cyber age by retired Adm. James Stavridis.
Spring 2015 speakers begin Feb. 19 at Texas Hall with Michio Kaku, a renowned theoretical physicist who is attempting to complete Einstein’s unified field theory. The season resumes March 26 at Texas Hall with Henry Cisneros, a two-term San Antonio mayor who has made a career of advocating for affordable public housing since he left office.
The appearance of award-winning NBC sportscaster Bob Costas, originally set for September, will be rescheduled. Check uta.edu/maverickspeakers for the new date. In addition to his regular coverage of the prime-time Olympics and contributions to Nightly News and The Today Show, Costas hosts Football Night in America.
The Maverick Speakers Series has attracted thousands of people to hear some of today’s brightest minds address current events and timely issues. Previous speakers include Seth Meyers, Cokie Roberts, Mark Kelly, Soledad O’Brien, and Anderson Cooper.
The lectures are free, but tickets are required. For more information, visit uta.edu/maverickspeakers.