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21st Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum

Mon Feb 19
8:00 am
to Fri Feb 23
5:00 pm
The LBJ School

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will honor the life and legacy of former congreswoman, distinguished public servant and teacher Barbara Jordan through a weeklong celebration.

Mon Feb 19
8:00 am
to Fri Feb 23
5:00 pm
The LBJ School

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will honor the life and legacy of former congreswoman, distinguished public servant and teacher Barbara Jordan through a weeklong celebration.

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Tue Feb 20
12:15 pm
SRH 3.350/3.316

After the 2016 election, Democratic factions went into blame mode, with supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders trading accusations about who really triggered the loss. But with the 2017 Women's March, the angst turned to action. Millions of Trump opponents marched -- and then they plugged into electoral politics, leading to major wins in the 2017 elections in Virginia and New Jersey and the Alabama Senate special election. Then came the DACA mess and the government shutdown -- and suddenly Democrats looked overmatched again. Which party -- which leaders, and which voters -- will turn up in the 2018 midterms?

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Tue Feb 20
12:15 pm
Bass Lecture Hall

The Complicated South: A conversation with Garrard Conley, author of Boy Erased and advocate against ex-gay conversion therapy. Film adaptation to be released September 2018 starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe and Troye Sivan. Bass Lecture Hall 12:15 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Hosted by the

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Tue Feb 20
4:00 pm
Texas Union Governors Room

Please join the Clements Center on February 20th, in the Texas Union Governors' Room (UNB 3.116) at 4:00pm, for an information session on our internship funding. The Clements Center awards funds to undergraduate and graduate students who secure unpaid internships in the fields of national security

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Tue Feb 20
6:30 pm
Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium

In honor of Black History Month and the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ 2018 Barbara Jordan National Forum, Texas Athletics, the LBJ School, LBJ Presidential Library, UT's Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement are collaborating to present a special evening event, The African American Athlete: The Renaissance Continues.

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Wed Feb 21
12:15 pm
SRH 3.122

Ruth Wasem, clinical professor of public policy practice and leading immigration expert, will moderate a panel discussion with Professors Ed Dorn and Victoria DeFrancesco Soto on the historic U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, which was chaired by Congresswoman Jordan until her death in 1996.

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Wed Feb 21
5:30 pm
LBJ School Lobby

The LBJ School and the LBJ Alumni Board are proud to present three outstanding alumni with the Distinguished Public Service Award and Rising Leader Awards on Wednesday, February 21. We hope you will join us in celebrating the leadership and public service accomplishments of our winners: Mark Zion (

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Thu Feb 22
12:15 pm
SRH 3.122

Students on the “Housing, Economic Mobility, and Social Mobility” PRP will showcase research findings on the relationship between housing and economic opportunities. The client, HousingWorks, is an affordable housing advocacy organization.

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Mon Feb 26
12:15 pm
SRH 3.122

Peniel Joseph, the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, will moderate the discussion. Panelists include members of Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities.

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