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Each year, the President’s Lecture Series brings to the Rice University campus a variety of stimulating speakers on a range of topics. Rice is pleased to offer the PLS as a means of enhancing the intellectual life not only of the Rice community, but of our neighbors throughout the city of Houston. Stay tuned for information on the next lecture.

The President's Lecture Series

Rice University

is proud to Present

"The Changing American Voter in 2016 and Beyond"

A discussion by Professor Luis Ricardo Fraga, Rice University alumnus and Department of Political Science faculty member at the University of Notre Dame.

In this timely presentation, Luis Fraga — author, scholar and celebrated educator — will share his insights on the demographic changes affecting American politics and their impact on the 2016 presidential election, as well as what these changes mean for the future of American politics and society.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
(McMurtry Auditorium, Anne and Charles Duncan Hall)


Validations will be provided for complimentary parking


(This event is free to attend, but we ask that you kindly RSVP by September 19. However, pre-pregistration is not required to attend. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the presentation to ensure seating.)

For an online campus map, visit www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.

The President's Lectures Series is sponsored by the Office of the President
and supported by the J. Newton Rayzor Lecture Fund.


Admission to all lectures is free of charge. Paid visitor parking is available in West Lot 1, Central Campus Garage and in the nearby North Lot. 
For an online campus map, visit www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.

The President’s Lecture Series is sponsored by the Office of the President and is supported by the J. Newton Rayzor Lecture Fund.

For more information e-mail ricepls@rice.edu.

Rice University's President’s Lecture Series (PLS) was created to enrich the intellectual life of the Houston community by bringing to the Rice campus "celebrities of substance," speakers of both high intellectual distinction and broad public appeal.  

The President's Lecture Series Committee welcomes nominations for possible future speakers using the web form below.  While we still aim to present lectures that represent those varied fields and experiences we have historically presented (MLK Lecture, DeMenil Lecture, Science, and General),  we also seek exemplars in the fields of "letters, science and art;" winners of Oscar, Emmy and Grammy awards and the Nobel, Pulitzer and other major prizes; alumni achievers and other leaders; those at the vanguard of public service and social justice; entrepreneurs and engineers, authors and architects, actors and astronauts--if you have a suggestion, please share it.  Individuals with personal connections to proposed speakers are especially encouraged to submit nominations.

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