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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 15, 2017
Trump's clash with U.S. spy agencies spooks intelligence allies

Clashes between the Trump administration and the U.S. intelligence community is causing discomfort among international intelligence allies. The LBJ School's Stephen Slick, head of the Intelligence Studies Project, comments on the significance of these relationships between U.S. intelligence and foreign allies.

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Media Mention February 15, 2017
As Trump's security fiascos mount, Flynn's exit fails to bolster 'make America safe again' pledge

Michael Flynn's resignation as national security adviser has raised concerns about the Trump administration's national security operations. The LBJ School's Stephen Slick, director of the Intelligence Studies Project at UT, weighs in on recent leaks of sensitive information from the White House.

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Media Mention February 13, 2017
A Strategic Human Rights Agenda for the Tillerson State Department

Professor Will Inboden writes about the importance of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson focusing on human rights challenges: "In addition to the moral imperatives of supporting human rights, doing so now also offers considerable strategic advantages." 

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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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