The University of Texas at Dallas Jaya Lecture Series was created to promote the discussion of critical issues impacting our local and global communities. Distinguished intellectuals, scholars, activists in the arts and sciences, business or politics share their views to enrich our campus and our community. The Jaya Lecture Series, hosted by the UT Dallas Asia Center, was established by the generosity of Lekha Singh with additional support of corporate and community partners. Focus is placed on exploring ideas and fostering conversations that lead to tangible actions that positively impact our future.