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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at LBJ: Events and Programming

Events and Programming

A look at the diversity, equity and inclusion-oriented programming at the LBJ School, 2015–20.

2020     |     2019     |     2018     |     2017     |     2016     |     2015 

 

2020

  • April 23: LBJ In the Arena: Energy Markets in Times of Crisis — A conversation between LBJ Professor Dr. Aldo Flores-Quiroga, former deputy secretary of energy for hydrocarbons at Mexico's Ministry of Energy, and Marianne Kah, the former chief economist at ConocoPhillips and a past president of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics. Video

 

2019

  • March 28: Dean's Distinguished Leaders Series: Aldo Flores-Quiroga, former deputy secretary of energy for hydrocarbons at Mexico's Ministry of Energy (2016–18), talked with Dean Angela Evans and LBJ students about opening Mexico's oil and gas industry. After the DDLS session, Flores-Quiroga was a guest on the "Policy on Purpose" podcast.
  • April 8: Dolores Huerta, American labor leader and civil rights activist, visited the LBJ School in conjunction with her participation in the LBJ Foundation's Summit on Race in America.
  • April 9: Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama and longtime political activist for civil rights and criminal justice reform, visited the LBJ School in conjunction with her participation in the LBJ Foundation's Summit on Race in America.
  • April 10: Yamiche Alcindor, White House correspondent for the "PBS NewsHour" and contributor for NBC News and MSNBC, visited the LBJ School in conjunction with her participation in the LBJ Foundation's Summit on Race in America.
  • April 25: CSRD Student Fellows Colloquium, showcasing graduate and undergraduate student fellow research on race, democracy, citizenship, educational access, voting, activism, health and society.
  • Sept. 20: Outstanding Alumni Awards — The LBJ School and LBJ Alumni Board presented Stacy Abrams (MPAff '98) with the Distinguished Public Service Award, and Rudy Metayer (EMPL '16) with the Rising Leader Award. Their speeches were recorded for an episode of the "Policy on Purpose" podcast. Photos
  • Sept. 26: Dean's Distinguished Leaders Series: Alicia Glen, former deputy mayor for New York City (2014–19), talked about housing policy and future-proofing cities with Dean Angela Evans and LBJ students. After the DDLS session, Glen was a guest on the "Policy on Purpose" podcast.
  • Oct. 22: Dean's Distinguished Leaders Series — Senate Chiefs of Staff, featuring Beth Jafari, chief of staff for Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), and Maura Keefe, chief of staff for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), offering a view of public policy from Capitol Hill. Jafari and Keefe also appeared on "Policy on Purpose."
  • Oct. 24: "The LatinX Factor," a summit with leading experts across media, policy and academia who convened to unpack the X Factor and its role in the American social, political and cultural landscapes.

 

2018

  • Sept. 21: Outstanding Alumni Awards 2018 — The LBJ School and LBJ Alumni Board presented Nancy La Vigne (MPAff '91) with the Distinguished Public Service Award, and Rachel Hoff (MGPS '14) with the Rising Leader Award. Photos
  • Nov. 13: In the Arena Award: Hillary Clinton — Before a packed house in the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium, the LBJ School, with support from the Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation, presented its inaugural In the Arena award to the Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton. After a private session with students, Clinton joined Dean Angela Evans onstage for the evening's conversation.

 

2017

 

2016

  • Feb. 22–26: 2016 Barbara Jordan National Forum — "Criminal Justice Reform: A Common Destiny"
    • Feb. 22: Citizens for Local and State Service's (CLASS) lunchtime brown bag panel: "Criminal Justice Reform in Central Texas: A Local Government Perspective"
    • Feb. 23: Lunchtime brown bag panel: "Minority Report: The Criminalization of Marginalized Populations" — Hosted by Policy Alliance for Communities of Color (PAACC) and the Feminist Policy Alliance (FPA)
    • Feb. 23: Film screening of "Passage at St. Augustine," an award-winning documentary about the Florida town's pivotal role in passing the 1964 Civil Rights Act. hosted by the Policy Alliance for Communities of Color (PAACC) and the Feminist Policy Alliance (FPA)
    • Feb. 24: Luncheon keynote: "Inequality in the Criminal Justice System" — Vanita Gupta, assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice's civil rights division Video | Photos
    • Feb. 24: The 30th anniversary of the Heman Sweatt Symposium — a conversation on the intersection of race and gender featuring three Precursors who helped pave the way for women of color on the 40 acres: Sherryl Griffin Bozemen (UT '64); Judith Jenkins and Judge Harriet Murphy (UT Law School '69). Moderated by ESPN play-by-play announcer and former UT Women's Basketball champion, Fran Harris (UT '86).
    • Feb. 25: "Transmitting Ignorance: LGBTQ+ Health and Criminal Justice" — A lunchtime brown bag panel hosted by the Harvey Milk Society (HMS).
    • Feb. 26: Barbara Jordan Day — A student-led community service event at the Barbara Jordan Early College Prep Elementary School. LBJ School student volunteers read to kindergarten, first- and second-graders.
  • March 9: "Confederate Symbols in Public Spaces" — Dean Frederick Steiner of the School of Architecture and Dr. Peniel Joseph talked about the function and meaning of public spaces, Confederate symbolism in American life, and the history of Confederate statues on the UT campus. Sponsored by GPAC (Graduate Public Affairs Council) and CLASS (Citizens for Local and State Service).
  • Sept. 15 and 21: National Dialogue on Race Day: "Black Lives, American Justice: From Ferguson to Dallas" — Thought leaders, scholars and activists to discuss some of the most critical issues of our time and policy, cultural and social responses needed to frame the conversation required to move the nation forward. Panelists: Dr. Peniel Joseph; Dr. Leonard Moore, Division of Diversity & Community Engagement; Dr. Christen Smith, Associate Professor, UT's African & African Diaspora Studies Department; LBJ Professor Sherri Greenberg; Dr. Becky Pettit, UT Department of Sociology; and Virginia Cumberbatch, director, UT's Community Engagement Center.
  • Nov. 10: Black Policy Symposium — CSRD convened students, academics and community activists to discuss the Black Lives Matter policy agenda and its implications for practical execution. 

 

2015