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January 18, 2021
11:30AM to 12:30PM

MLK Day Virtual Program: 'The Sword and the Shield'

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.Read more

January 19, 2021
12:00AM to 11:00PM

Classes begin for the Spring 2020 semester

Classes begin for the spring semester of the 2020–21 academic year.

Welcome back!Read more

January 21, 2021
12:15PM to 1:15PM

A Conversation with Dulce Garcia of Border Angels

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.Read more

12:15PM to 1:15PM

Public Affairs Colloquium: End the Electoral College?

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.Read more

January 26, 2021
8:00AM to 12:00PM

'Trust, But Verify: Incentivizing Compliance': 2021 Space Traffic Management Conference

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.Read more

January 27, 2021
8:00AM to 12:00PM

'Trust, But Verify: Incentivizing Compliance:' 2021 Space Traffic Management Conference

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.Read more

6:00PM to 7:00PM

Unpacking the Latino Landscape: 2020 & Beyond with Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto

Join the LBJ School for a four-part series on the Latino landscape, unpacking what happened in 2020; demography and what so many people get wrong about destiny; what lies ahead; and the ongoing transformation of what it means to be Latino/a. Session 1: Latinos and the 2020 Election: A Post-Mortem, with Matt Barreto, Geraldo L. Cadava and Daniela Pierre-Bravo, moderated by Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, assistant dean for civic engagement and lecturer at the LBJ School.Read more

February 2, 2021
12:15PM to 1:30PM

The North Korea Forecast for 2021: A Former National Intelligence Officer's View

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, the Strauss Center, Intelligence Studies Project and Clements Center are pleased to welcome Markus Garlauskas, a former North Korea national Intelligence Officer and Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Asia Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council, for a virtual talk on "The North Korea Forecast for 2021: A Former National Intelligence Officer's View." Sheena Chestnut Greitens, associate professor of public affairs at the LBJ School, will moderate the talk.Read more

5:30PM to 6:30PM

2020 Under the Dome

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin cordially invites you to attend UNDER THE DOME, a biennial networking reception for government officials, their staffs and LBJ School alumni and students who work with the Texas Legislature.Read more

February 18, 2021
12:15PM to 1:15PM

Nicole Perlroth's 'This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends'

On Thursday, Feb. 18, the Strauss Center will welcome the New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth for a virtual conversation on her newly released book, This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyber Weapons Arms Race. Perlroth will speak about the untold story of the cyber weapons market—the most secretive, invisible, government-backed market on earth—and offer insight into a new kind of global warfare.Read more

March 2, 2021
12:15PM to 1:15PM

Challenges in U.S./Mexico/Central America policy at the beginning of the Biden administration

On Tuesday, March 2, the Strauss Center is pleased to welcome Joy Olson, consultant and former executive director of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), for a virtual talk on "Challenges in U.S./Mexico/Central America Policy at the Beginning of the Biden Administration." This webinar, moderated by Stephanie Leutert, director of the Central America and Mexico Policy Initiative, will discuss the policy challenges faced in the first few months of 2021, how they are being addressed by the Biden administration, and where there is potential for constructive engagement.Read more