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2010 LBJ School Summer Speaker Series Schedule

The 2010 LBJ School Summer Speaker Series in Washington D.C. is sponsored by the Washington Area LBJ School Alumni Chapter (WALSAC) and The Archer Center. The Summer Speaker Series features five weeks of prominent invited guest speakers who engage students and alumni from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, as well as University of Texas at Austin students, alumni, and friends on issues of domestic and international policy. The summer schedule of speakers is as follows:

June 8

Robert Hutchings, Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs

Before joining the LBJ School in March 2010, Hutchings was Diplomat in Residence in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He was also faculty chair of the Master in Public Policy program and served for five years as assistant dean of the school. During a public service leave from Princeton University in 2003-05, he was Chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Council in Washington. His combined academic and diplomatic career has included service as Fellow and Director of International Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Director for European Affairs with the National Security Council, and Special Adviser to the Secretary of State, with the rank of ambassador.

June 15

Carmel Martin, LBJ School alumna ('94) and Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, U.S. Department of Education

Martin was confirmed as assistant secretary for planning, evaluation and policy development at the Department of Education by the U.S. Senate on May 1, 2009. In this position, she serves as a senior adviser to Secretary Arne Duncan on K-12 and postsecondary education policy and oversees the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development (OPEPD), which coordinates policy and budget activities with the Department's principal offices as well as with the Office of Management and Budget, the House and Senate education committees, and state education agencies. OPEPD is home to the Department's Budget Service, the Performance Information Management Service, the Policy and Program Studies Service, the Office of Educational Technology and the Family Policy Compliance Office, which works to protect student privacy.

June 29

Robert Stewart, LBJ School alumnus ('84) and Executive Director, Rural Community Assistance Partnership

Stewart has served as RCAP Executive Director since January 2006. He has 25 years of experience in the rural utility field, including the provision of technical and training assistance to water and wastewater systems, water-quality management, regulatory compliance, financial and managerial capacity development, training for managers and boards of rural utilities, utility financing, contract management and consulting for local government entities. Formerly, Robert was the Executive Director for the Texas Water Utilities Association (TWUA), a 9,000-member professional association of water and wastewater operators.

July TBD (date and guest to be announced)

July 28

Dr. Mark McClellan, Director, Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform, the Brookings Institution and former member of the George W. Bush Administration

Dr. Mark McClellan is the Director of the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform at the Brookings Institution.  A doctor and economist by training, Dr. McClellan is a former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and former Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  He also served as a member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and Senior Director for health care policy at the White House. During the Clinton Administration, Dr. McClellan served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for economic policy where he supervised economic analysis and policy development on a range of domestic policy issues.
Dr. McClellan holds an MD from the Harvard University – Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Division of Health Services and Technology, a PhD in Economics from MIT, an MPA from Harvard University, and a BA from the University of Texas at Austin.  He completed his residency training in internal medicine at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, is board-certified in Internal Medicine, and has been practicing internist during his career.

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