QUARTERLY MEETINGS - Open to Lyceum Members and Guests



    • Thursday, April 26, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Saturday, April 28, 2018
    • 11:30 PM
    • Dallas, Texas


    Since our nation’s founding in 1776, each generation has been challenged to create a more perfect union with liberty and justice for all. We have made great strides toward a government that is of the people, by the people and for the people. But in the 21st century, we remain challenged by racism. Since 2011, Texas has been one of five states in the U.S. where the majority of residents are ethnic minorities. However, disparity and prosperity remain an issue in many of our communities. How do we move our state and nation closer to equality and equity for all?

    Our primary venue for this discussion will be Paul Quinn College, the state’s oldest Historically Black College (HBCU). We will address diverse and sometimes contrary views about race’s impact on many sectors, including public education, economic development and criminal justice. In 2016, racism motivated mass violence against Dallas police, while in 2017 Dallas’ elected officials renamed public schools, streets and parks as well as removed monuments. In 2018, the state universities’ affirmative action policies may go before the Texas Supreme Court. Dallas, our host city, is emblematic of many race issues making headlines today, but our goal is to move past sensationalism to grapple with tough realities and find common ground.

    The Fairmont
    1717 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201 (Map)
    Rate: $199
    Reserve by: April 5
    Book room here

    Thursday, April 26
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm       Executive Committee Meeting
    5:00 pm - 5:45 pm       New Director Briefing
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm       Reception & Panel (open to all, dinner on own)

    Friday, April 27
    7:15 am                       Transportation to Paul Quinn College
    8:30 am                       Continental Breakfast
    8:45 am - 3:30 pm       Panels & Keynotes
    5:00 pm - 5:30 pm       Alumni Briefing
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm       Fireside Chat

    Saturday, April 28
    8:30 am - 11:30 am      Panels & Keynotes
    11:30 am - 2:00 pm     Board Meeting
    2:30 pm - 4:30 pm        Optional Experience: Freedman's Cemetery Tour

    • Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • Saturday, June 23, 2018
    • 3:00 PM
    • New York City, NY

    On June 20-23, 2018, the Texas Lyceum will host a Texas leadership conference in New York City to discuss global trade and relations, as our state represents the 10th largest economy in the world with $250 billion in exports per year, the headquarters of more than 50 Fortune 500 companies and more than 1,500 foreign companies. As business, political, and community leaders, we seek to connect our group with opinion leaders, experts and policy makers to create a robust conversation about global trade, international relations and global security.


    Viceroy Central Park
    120 West 57th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    Rate: Wednesday $349-$399**, Thursday-Sunday $269
    Rooms: King Only
    Reservation Deadline: May 31, 2018
    Book Now **

    **This link allows booking for Thursday-Sunday nights. To reserve Tuesday or Wednesday evenings, please first book your Thursday - Saturday/Sunday room through the link above and then call 212.506.3443, speak to Mallory Infante, she will edit your reservation.

    Hampton Inn
    231 East 43rd Street
    New York, NY 10017
    Rate: $239 Wednesday - Monday
    Rooms: Doubles Only (Reserved for Families)
    Reservation Deadline: May 21, 2018
    Book Now


    Wednesday, June 20

    Morning                  Organized Group Experiences or On Own
    2:00 pm                  Panels/Keynote: Media Roundtable: Texas, US and World
    4:00 pm                  Welcome Reception
    7:00 pm                  Optional Group Experiences

    Thursday, June 21

    8:30 am - 5:00 pm   Panels, Keynotes: NAFTA, Business Roundtables, Middle East/National Security, TPP, Global Trade, North Korea
    7:30 pm                  Fireside Chat

    Friday, June 22

    9:00 am - 3:30 pm   Panels, Keynotes: United Nations Refugee Task Force, Sustainable Development Goals, British Perspective on Global Affairs, Role of UN's Peace Keeping Operations
    7:30 pm                  Salon Dinners (various options)

    Saturday, June 23

    8:30 am                  Breakfast, Panel
    11:00 am                Optional Group Experiences

    Invited Speakers:

    Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYU Dean Peter Blair Henry, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet, The New York Times Magazine Editor Jake Silverstein, New York Times National Desk Correspondent of Domestic Terrorism & Military Issues Rich Oppel, Jr., New York Times Criminal Justice Reporter Sheila Dewan, New York Times Climate Reporter John Schwartz, New York Times Columnist Gail Collins, Council on Foreign Relations President Dr. Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations Fellow and Author Ted Aldean, Mexico Ambassador to the U.S. Geronimo Gutierrez, Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, OPIC President and CEO Ray Washburne, Former Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas CEO Richard Fisher, Former U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy to the President Dina Powell, Historian and Columnist Max Boot, NYU & Yale Professor Stephen Cohen, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, Mexico Ambassador to the United Nations Juan Jose Gomez Camacho,U.K. Ambassador to the U.N. Karen Pierce, United Nations Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner, Ford Foundation's International Impact Investing Graham Macmillan and more.

    Potential Optional Group Experiences

    Ringing NASDAQ Bell, Early Morning Behind the Scenes View of ABC Good Morning America, Foodie Tours, Garment District Tour, Radio City Music Hall Tour with Meeting with Rockettes, Art Experience, Biking in Central Park, Broadway Show With Talkback, Yankees Game, Live Taping of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Shakespeare in the Park, Observation Tower at One World Trade Center and more

    If you have speaker, sponsor or special group experiences/connections in New York City, please contact Merrill Davis, Ginger Turner or Michael Crain to discuss further.

    • Friday, August 17, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • San Antonio, Texas

    The health of Texans is a critical and ongoing concern for business and civic leaders across our state, while at the same time being an intimate concern for our own families. At scale, our health indicators are strongly tied to our state’s economic development, global competitiveness and security. Like you, we want Texas to be healthy on all fronts. We invite you to join us in San Antonio on August 17, 2018 for our 32nd annual public conference, “Code Blue! The State of Texas Healthcare.” We expect 500 Texas business, political and healthcare leaders to participate in solution-oriented discussions on topics including:

    • Access to healthcare,
    • the uninsured in Texas,
    • Medicaid,
    • maternal health, and
    • health equity.

    The demographics of San Antonio make it an especially important place to host this conference given that the San Antonio of today reflects what the United States will look like tomorrow.

    • Thursday, October 25, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Saturday, October 27, 2018
    • 11:30 PM
    • Lubbock, Texas

Past Events

Thursday, February 22, 2018 Webinar: North Korea Situational Briefing
Thursday, January 25, 2018 Texas: State of Innovation
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Human Trafficking......Demystifying the Taboo
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Is Civility Lost? When Did Compromise Become a Dirty Word? Finding Common Ground in a Fractured Society
Thursday, March 23, 2017 Two Americas: Guns' Polarizing Effect on American Culture
Friday, January 27, 2017 What is the Proper Role of Government? Exploring the Tension Between Federal, State and Local Authority
Thursday, October 27, 2016 Buyer's Market: Supercharging Texas' Automotive REVolution
Thursday, August 04, 2016 Beyond the Hype: Immigration and Border Security in Texas
Thursday, June 23, 2016 The Texas Lyceum in Cuba
Friday, April 01, 2016 The Big Business of Football in Texas
Thursday, January 21, 2016 Facing the Storm: Preserving a Resilient Texas
Thursday, October 22, 2015 The Storied Relationship Between the U.S. Military and Texas
Thursday, August 13, 2015 Have We Lost the War on Drugs?
Thursday, June 11, 2015 Hope Floats - The Panama Canal's Impact on the Texas Economy
Saturday, March 07, 2015 The Texas Lyceum's 35th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, March 05, 2015 Keeping the Miracle Alive: Ensuring Texas' Competitiveness
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Protecting the Texas Environment in the Midst of Economic Growth
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Money and Banking in Texas
Thursday, August 14, 2014 The Changing Face of Texas: The Growing Number of Latinos in Education and the Workforce
Thursday, April 24, 2014 The Tribalization of Politics: How Factions Impact Politics and Life in Texas
Thursday, January 30, 2014 A Foodie Focus: How Laws and Regulation Affect Food Production, Safety and Sales
Thursday, April 11, 2013 Texas Infrastructure: Building the Future

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