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Wed September 17, 2014 07:30 pm
Beethoven, Brahms and Schumann

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Thanks to the generosity of series founder, philanthropist Marjorie Barrick, UNLV is proud to host the premiere speakers forum in Southern Nevada.

Barrick Lectures are generally presented two to three times annually. Check back for updates. Starting time for the lectures is usually 7:30 pm. Tickets are always free to the public, with a 2 per customer limit. Ticket distribution announcements are posted in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. When tickets are made available, they can be obtained at the P.A.C. Box Office.

Distinguished Past Barrick Lecturers

Ray Kurzweil - Author, Inventor and Futurist February 10, 2014
Ray Kurzweil - Author, Inventor and Futurist
Author of How to Create a Mind and The Singularity is Near and Director of Engineering for Google, Ray Kurzweil is the first speaker on the Barrick Lecture Series in 2014, giving a talk titled “The Acceleration of Technology in the 21st Century: the Impact on Business, the Economy and Society.”

> Mr. Kurzweil's Biography

Michael Eisner, Business and Entertainment Leader October 01, 2013
Michael Eisner, Business and Entertainment Leader
Michael D. Eisner, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company from 1984-2005, will give a lecture titled, "Working Together in the Creative Economy: Why Great Partnerships Succeed."

> Mr. Eisner's Biography

Dr. Eric Topol April 15, 2013
Dr. Eric Topol
Eric Topol, from the Scripps Research Institute, lectures on "The Creative Destruction of Medicine."

> About Eric Topol

Mark Russell: Master of Political Satire October 17, 2012
Mark Russell: Master of Political Satire
UNLV is pleased to announce that Mark Russell will deliver his brand of political satire just in time for the 2012 presidential elections as the first Marjorie Barrick Lecture in the 2012-2013 series.

> Mark Russell - Biography

Steve Forbes April 25, 2012
Steve Forbes
The Marjorie Barrick Lecture Series is pleased to announce that Steve Forbes will give the second Barrick Lecture of the 2011-2012 season.

> Steve Forbes Biography

Senator and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle & Governor and Media Personality Mike Huckabee November 07, 2011
Senator and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle & Governor and Media Personality Mike Huckabee
Presidents, Politics and America\'s Future

The 1st Barrick Lecture Series event for the 2011-2012 season features Senator and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle & Governor and Media Personality Mike Huckabee.

> Biographies - Mike Huckabee and Tom Daschle

Thomas L. Friedman March 28, 2011
Thomas L. Friedman

"Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How It Can Renew America"
Thomas L. Friedman is an internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist - the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and the author of five bestselling books, among them From Beirut to Jerusalem and The World Is Flat.

Governor Jeb Bush and James Carville January 31, 2011
Governor Jeb Bush and James Carville

Governor Jeb Bush
James Carville
Political Strategist and Commentator
Jon Ralston, Moderator
Broadcaster and Political Journalist

Howard Dean and Karl Rove April 09, 2010
Howard Dean and Karl Rove

Howard Dean
Governor and Party Leader
Karl Rove
Political Strategist and Commentator

Health Care, Foreign Affairs, and the Economy

Garrison Keillor January 19, 2010
Garrison Keillor
Best-Selling Author and Host of A Prairie Home Companion

> Biography

George Stephanopoulos March 03, 2009
George Stephanopoulos
American broadcaster and former political adviser.

He is currently ABC News's Chief Washington Correspondent and the host of ABC's Sunday morning news show This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

E.J. Dionne, J.C. Watts, Gloria Borger January 22, 2009
E.J. Dionne, J.C. Watts, Gloria Borger
E.J. Dionne,

J.C. Watts,
Congressman / Journalist

Gloria Borger
Journalist / Commentator

Jon Ralston January 22, 2009
Jon Ralston
Political Analyst / Moderator

F. W. de Klerk April 17, 2007
F. W. de Klerk
Former South African President and Foe of Apartheid

> Read More

Bob Dole April 17, 2006
Bob Dole
National Politician and War Hero

> Read More

Catherine Crier November 09, 2005
Catherine Crier
Journalist, Author, & Court TV Legal Analyst

> Read More

Jeffrey Toobin November 09, 2005
Jeffrey Toobin
CNN Legal Analyst

> Read More

Ken Burns April 07, 2005
Ken Burns
The New York Times calls Ken Burns "the most accomplished documentary filmmaker of his generation...

> Read More

Bob Woodward September 28, 2004
Bob Woodward
As the most respected investigative reporter in the news business, Bob Woodward has earned nearly every American journalism award, including the Pulitzer Prize...

> Read More

Ben Bradlee September 28, 2004
Ben Bradlee
Benjamin C. Bradlee participated in the PBS television adaptation of Character Above All. His expertise was in the presidency of John Kennedy. Mr. Bradlee has written two books on John Kennedy. ..

> Read More

Mikhail Gorbachev March 22, 2004
Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev served as leader of the Soviet Union from 1985-1991. He is world-renowned and admired for streamlining and decentralizing the oppressive system he inherited...

> Read More

Campbell Brown December 02, 2003
Campbell Brown
Campbell Brown is the co-anchor of NBC’s Today, Weekend Edition the nation’s top rated weekend news program...

> Read More

Jim Angle December 02, 2003
Jim Angle
Angle reports on overall political news from Washington, D.C., as well as broader issues, including social security and tax reform for the Fox News Channel (FNC)...

> Read More

Terence Smith December 02, 2003
Terence Smith
Terence Smith joined The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer in August 1998 to establish and lead the media unit as its senior producer and correspondent...

> Read More

Don Gonyea December 02, 2003
Don Gonyea
In January 2001, Don Gonyea was named NPR’s White House Correspondent, taking over the post previously held by NPR’s Mara Liasson who has become NPR’s National Political Correspondent...

> Read More

David Gergen March 28, 2003
David Gergen
Commentator, editor, teacher, public servant, best-selling author and adviser to presidents for 30 years, David Gergen has been an active participant in American national life...

> Read More

John Irving November 02, 2002
John Irving
John Winslow Irving was born in Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1942. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy, the University of New Hampshire, and the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa...

> Read More

Gloria Borger March 26, 2002
Gloria Borger
Gloria Borger joined U.S. News and World Report in 1986. Since then, she has been a political reporter/columnist, and now, a contributing editor...

> Read More

Frank Cappiello March 26, 2002
Frank Cappiello
Frank A. Cappiello is President of a McCullough, Andrews & Cappiello, Inc., a large investment counseling firm with offices in San Francisco, CA and Baltimore, MD. He is one of the country’s leading financial analysts...

> Read More

Richard Norton Smith March 26, 2002
Richard Norton Smith
Richard Norton Smith is a nationally recognized authority on the American presidency and a familiar face to viewers of C-Span, as well as The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, where he appears regularly as part of the show’s round table of historians...

> Read More

Ray Suarez March 26, 2002
Ray Suarez
Bill Bradley was the senior U.S. Senator from New Jersey, elected to his third and final term in 1990...

> Read More

Doris Kearns Goodwin April 17, 2001
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Doris Kearns Goodwin is the renowned author of The New York Times best-sellers Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, and The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys. The former was called “the most penetrating political biography” the New York Times reviewer had ever read...

> Read More

Cokie Roberts October 25, 2000
Cokie Roberts
Cokie Roberts serves as a senior news analyst for NPR, where she was the congressional correspondent for more than ten years. In addition to her work for NPR, Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News, serving as an on-air analyst for the network...

> Read More

Steven Roberts October 25, 2000
Steven Roberts
Steven Roberts has been a journalist for more than 35 years, covering some of the major events of his time, from the antiwar movement and student revolts of the 60s and 70s to President Reagan’s historic trip to Moscow in 1988 and nine presidential election campaigns...

> Read More

Mark Russell September 21, 2000
Mark Russell
Born in the ‘Thirties in Buffalo, New York’ Mark Russell served in the Marines in the ‘Fifties and had a couple of weeks’ college before starting out as a piano player in the Carroll Arms Hotel Bar on Capitol Hill...

> Read More

James Carville January 11, 2000
James Carville
James Carville is a political commentator providing insight “from the left” on CNN’s programs including Inside Politics. On Inside Politics, Carville and liberal commentator Paul Begala debate the hottest issues of the day with conservative commentator Robert Novak...

> Read More

Mary Matalin January 11, 2000
Mary Matalin
Born in September 1953 in Chicago, Ill., Mary Joe Matalin dropped out of Western Illinois University to work in a steel mill in the early 1970s. She later received a BA in political science in 1978...

> Read More

David Broder December 08, 1999
David Broder
David S. Broder, a national political correspondent reporting the political scene for The Washington Post, writes a twice-weekly column that covers an even broader aspect of American political life...

> Read More

Wole Soyinka October 26, 1999
Wole Soyinka
Born on July 13, 1934 and educated in Ibadan, Nigeria, and Leeds, England, where he obtained an Honours degree in Literature, Wole Soyinka has held Fellowship...

> Read More

Pat Schroeder March 01, 1999

Linda Ellerbee November 05, 1998
Linda Ellerbee
Linda Ellerbee is an outspoken journalist, award-winning television producer, best-selling author, one of the most sought-after speakers in America, a breast cancer survivor and a mom...

> Read More

Andrea Mitchell May 20, 1998
Andrea Mitchell
Andrea Mitchell is the Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for NBC News, a position she's held since November 1994. She reports on evolving foreign policy issues in the United States and abroad for all NBC News broadcasts, including Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today, and for MSNBC...

> Read More

Bill Bradley February 02, 1998
Bill Bradley
Bill Bradley was the senior U.S. Senator from New Jersey, elected to his third and final term in 1990. A Democrat, Bradley announced in 1995 that he would not seek re-election but would remain active in public life...

> Read More

Ann Richards December 09, 1997
Ann Richards
During her lifetime of public service, former Texas Gov. Ann Richards has won widespread acclaim for her accomplishments as an elected official and as an inspirational national leader and role model...

> Read More

Sam Donaldson February 24, 1997
Sam Donaldson
Sam Donaldson recently retired from ABC News after a more-than-twenty year career. Samuel Andrew Donaldson, Jr. was born in El Paso, Texas, and grew up just across the state line in Chamberino, New Mexico. His father died before he was born...

> Read More

Mark Russell October 14, 1996
Mark Russell
Born in the 'Thirties in Buffalo, New York' Mark Russell served in the Marines in the 'Fifties and had a couple of weeks' college before starting out as a piano player in the Carroll Arms Hotel Bar on Capitol Hill. He made up songs about his customers...

> Read More

John Sununu September 17, 1996
John Sununu
John Henry Sununu (born July 2, 1939) is a former Governor of New Hampshire (1983-89) and former White House Chief of Staff under President George H. W. Bush. Sununu was born in Havana, Cuba...

> Read More

Geraldine Ferraro September 17, 1996
Geraldine Ferraro
Geraldine A. Ferraro is president of G&L Strategies, a management consulting firm which provides corporations and global organizations counsel on creating productive and safe workplace environments; designs strategies and plans for creating and improving relationships of corporations with government institutions and non-governmental organizations; and develops initiatives designed to position corporations as responsible global citizens...

> Read More

William F. Buckley Jr. & John Kenneth Galbraith April 18, 1996

Louis Rukeyser November 29, 1995
Stephen Jay Gould October 21, 1995
Mario Cuomo March 29, 1995
Lesley Stahl February 22, 1995

Barry Goldwater December 15, 1994
C. Everett Koop March 28, 1994
William Safire January 19, 1994

Terry Waite October 18, 1993
George Plimpton April 20, 1993
Cokie Roberts February 22, 1993

Arthur Ashe December 02, 1992
Mark Russell September 15, 1992
Ralph Nader April 29, 1992

Art Buchwald November 21, 1991
Tom Wolfe September 30, 1991
Benazir Bhutto January 28, 1991

Willy Brandt October 29, 1990
Ed Bradley September 13, 1990
Jane Goodall May 02, 1990

Alistair Cooke October 27, 1989
Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill May 08, 1989

Eric Sevareid October 18, 1988
Jimmy Carter April 14, 1988
Gerald Ford February 08, 1988

Richard Leakey November 19, 1987
Mortimer Adler April 30, 1987

Henry Kissinger October 29, 1986
Carl Sagan September 28, 1986
Abba Eban April 21, 1986

Howard K. Smith December 10, 1985
Jeanne Kirkpatrick September 04, 1985
Malcolm Forbes, Jr. April 18, 1985

Edwin Newman September 12, 1984
Jihan Sadat May 29, 1984
Mark Russell April 01, 1984
Dr. George Wald February 16, 1984

Challenger 7 Space Shuttle Crew August 12, 1983
John Houseman June 02, 1983

Douglas Hofstader May 05, 1982
Walter Cronkite February 08, 1982
William F. Buckley Jr. & John Kenneth Galbraith January 10, 1982

Louis Rukeyser September 22, 1981

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