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Careers in Politics Conference Gives Inside Look at Public Service, Electoral Politics, Lobbying and Advocacy and Political Communications

Event Details

Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 8:00am - 7:00pm

The LBJ School of Public Affairs
2315 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78713

AUSTIN, Texas-- March 8, 2011-- The Center for Politics and Governance is collaborating with the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation and the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation on the 2011 New Politics Forum Careers in Politics Conference, a two-day conference designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to explore various public service career options.

The two-day conference, held on March 25-26 at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, will feature multiple sessions focusing on different aspects of careers in public service, politics, lobbying and advocacy, and political communications.

“Stepping Up: What it Means to Choose Public Service” will be moderated by LBJ School Clinical Professor Angela Evans and will feature accomplished public officials representing national, state and local governments offering insights on what it means to inform decision makers, tackle persistent policy problems, offer creative options for change, and earn the public trust.

“Electoral Politics: Running for Office and Working on Campaigns” will be moderated by Center for Politics and Governance Interim Director Sherri Greenberg, former Texas State Representative and LBJ School Lecturer. This panel will bring together former candidates and active campaign professionals to share their insight into the world of working in electoral politics.

“Lobbying and Advocacy: Getting Your Cause on the Agenda” will be moderated by the Texas Politics Project Director Jim Henson. This panel will discuss how the game of advocacy has changed the rules that you need to know to succeed.

“Political Communications and the Media,” moderated by Dr. Talia Stroud, will bring together political professionals working in cutting-edge communication jobs to discuss how to structure your message, tell a powerful story, and make it count. This session includes an interactive small-group dialogue helping you to find objective news and information and acquire the skills to professionally consume what you find.

Limited seats are available. Students pay $20 for admission, which covers breakfast, lunch, snacks and conference materials.

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