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The LBJ School, the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD), the LBJ Foundation, BookPeople and Huston-Tillotson University present a special program to honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. Peniel Joseph, LBJ School professor and CSRD director, discussed his critically acclaimed book, 'The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.' on Monday, Jan.18, 2021. Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, president and CEO of Huston-Tillotson, moderated.
For decades, polls have shown that a majority of Americans want to replace the Electoral College with direct election of the president by popular vote. Yet since the election of 2000 the issue has become partisan, so that a constitutional amendment would be unlikely to get the necessary supermajority in Congress. The National Popular Vote campaign is an effort to make the Electoral College obsolete without a constitutional amendment, by getting a critical mass of states to agree to allocate their Electoral College votes to the winner of the national popular vote.
On Thursday, Jan. 21, the Strauss Center will host Dulce Garcia, executive director of Border Angels, for a virtual talk on the crisis at the border during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar is part of our Brumley Speaker Series. Border Angels is a non-profit organization that advocates for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice. Border Angels attempts to reduce the number of fatalities along the U.S.-Mexico border by educating and assisting the communities on both sides of the border.
8:00 am to Wednesday Jan 27
The Space Security and Safety (SSS) Program at The University of Texas at Austin's Strauss Center and the Cockrell School of Engineering, in partnership with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), will hold the 7th annual Space Traffic Management conference, "Trust, But Verify: Incentivizing Compliance Through Shared Monitoring and Assessment." The conference will take place virtually via Zoom webinar on Tuesday, Jan. 26 and Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021.