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LBJ School Celebrates Barbara Jordan National Forum 20th Anniversary

Author Mary Beth Rogers, Texas Representative Senfronia Thompson and “Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis” documentary screening highlight weeklong Barbara Jordan tribute, Feb. 20-24.

News February 14, 2017

LBJ School Students Honor Barbara Jordan's Life, Legacy with Annual Forum

The Barbara Jordan National Forum is a student-driven, week-long tribute honoring the memory of politician, policymaker and educator Barbara Jordan, who ended her career as the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair of Public Policy at the LBJ School.

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Barbara Jordan National Forum student co-chairs stand in front of a plaque with a quote from Barbara Jordan
News February 10, 2017

Alumni Throwback: Harris County Precinct One Commissioner, LBJ Alumnus Rodney Ellis Delivered 2011 Barbara Jordan National Forum Keynote

Harris County Precinct One Commissioner, LBJ alumnus (MPAff ’77) and former Texas state Senator Rodney Ellis (D – Houston) delivered the 2011 Barbara Jordan National Forum (BJNF) keynote at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin.

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Rodney Ellis speaks at the 2011 Barbara Jordan National Forum
News February 9, 2017

Alumni Throwback: LBJ Alumna, Georgia House Minority Leader (D - 89) Stacey Abrams Delivered the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum Keynote

LBJ Alumna (MPAff ’98) and House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly (D –89) Stacey Abrams delivered the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum Keynote in February 2012 at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin.

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Stacey Abrams speaks at the 2012 Barbara Jordan National Forum

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Media Mention February 24, 2017
What is Wrong with a Carbon Tax

Earlier this month, a group of conservative statesmen, venture capitalists and mainstream economists calling themselves the Climate Leadership Council (CLC) unveiled a plan which they touted as the perfect vehicle for climate action under a Trump administration. LBJ Professor James Galbraith argues in his book "The End of Normal," there's good reason to doubt the predictive power of all mainstream macroeconomic modelling. 

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Media Mention February 22, 2017
Why We Could Be On The Verge Of A Constitutional Apocalypse

LBJ Professor James Galbraith discusses what's next for the Democratic party. 

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Media Mention February 22, 2017
'Third Reconstruction' theory says nation still in progress on civil rights

Those blindsided by the 2016 presidential election results -- and there were millions -- needed only to have considered one of our nation's most tumultuous eras, Reconstruction, to understand that the seeds of Donald Trump's unanticipated victory were planted more than 150 years ago.

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News February 17, 2017
LBJ School Student Experiences Legislative Tensions Firsthand

Testimony by LBJ School student (MPAff ’18) and NARAL legislative intern Margaret Hennessy abruptly ended during a Texas State Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing.

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News February 14, 2017
LBJ School Students Honor Barbara Jordan's Life, Legacy with Annual Forum

The Barbara Jordan National Forum is a student-driven, week-long tribute honoring the memory of politician, policymaker and educator Barbara Jordan, who ended her career as the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair of Public Policy at the LBJ School.

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News February 10, 2017
Alumni Throwback: Harris County Precinct One Commissioner, LBJ Alumnus Rodney Ellis Delivered 2011 Barbara Jordan National Forum Keynote

Harris County Precinct One Commissioner, LBJ alumnus (MPAff ’77) and former Texas state Senator Rodney Ellis (D – Houston) delivered the 2011 Barbara Jordan National Forum (BJNF) keynote at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin.

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