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The Path to Racial Equity: Practical Steps Toward a More Equal Society

Thu Jan 14
5:30 pm
Zoom webinars — Registration required

Despite America's most sacred ideal of egalitarianism, racial inequality has been a fact of American life throughout our history. Despite historic civil rights advancements, systemic inequity continues to be ingrained in our society—including in our own communities—holding us back from our promise. How can we all make a difference? "The Path to Racial Equity," a series of six free virtual programs beginning on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m. CT, will draw on experts who will examine the issues surrounding racial inequity in Austin and offer simple, practical steps each of us can take to be part of the solution.

Mon Jan 18
11:30 am
Zoom webinar — please RSVP

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.

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Thu Jan 21
12:15 pm
Zoom webinar

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.

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Thu Jan 21
12:15 pm
Zoom Webinar

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.

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Tue Jan 26
8:00 am
to Wed Jan 27
12:00 pm
Zoom webinar

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.

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Wed Jan 27
8:00 am
Zoom webinar

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.

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Wed Jan 27
6:00 pm
Zoom webinars — Registration required

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.

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Tue Feb 2
12:15 pm
Zoom Webinar

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.

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Tue Feb 2
5:30 pm
Zoom event (those who RSVP will receive details the day before the event)

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.

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Thu Feb 18
12:15 pm

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.

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