Policy Network Panels are intended to help alumni (and students) learn about career opportunities within specific policy areas.  Each panel will feature 3-5 LBJ alums with diverse careers and experience all in the same policy area. The panelists will answer questions about working in the industry, questions about pay, questions about skill development, etc. The goal is to expose people to the ins and outs of working professionally within that industry. Each panel will be followed by a networking event to give everyone the opportunity to further strengthen the policy network.


Our first LBJ Alumni Policy Network Panel which will be on Social and Workforce Policy and it will take place:

          Friday, March 24, 2017

          5:30-6:30pm (CST) in SRH 3.124 (with overflow in 3.122) and online via Adobe Connect - https://meeting.austin.utexas.edu/pnp1 (see additional instructions below). This event is occurring during the 2017 Admitted Students Weekend, so please be aware that prospective students may also be in attendance.

          6:30-7:30pm (CST) Networking Happy Hour at Scholz Garten (1607 San Jacinto Blvd.) with the LBJ School Austin Area Alumni Association. They’re buying the first pitchers. 

          Moderator:  Prof. Jamie Galbraith

          Panelists:    Nancy La Vigne (MPAff 1991), Director of Justice Policy Center at the Urban institute 

                                Michelle Harper (MPAff 2001), Vice President for Child and Family Policy at the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute

                               Kori Hattemer (MPAff 2012), Director of Financial Programs at Foundation Communities

                               Lauren Oertel (MPAff 2012), Program Specialist for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Attending the panel online -  All you will need to join is the link https://meeting.austin.utexas.edu/pnp1. You’ll be able to watch the panelists, see anything that is on the screen in the room and ask questions. We recommend that you give yourself a few minutes to get set up and/ or download the plug-in if you’ve never used Adobe Connect before. You can also use the two links below to find out more.

Test your connection: https://meeting.austin.utexas.edu/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm 

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.htm 

SRH 3.124 with overflow in 3.122 and online via Adobe Connect