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Washington, D.C. Summer Speaker Series

Event Details

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 6:15pm - Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 7:30pm

The Archer Center
1901 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20006

The Summer Speakers Series features guest speakers who will enlighten students, alumni and friends of the University of Texas System on issues of domestic and international policy.

The Summer Speaker Series is an initiative organized by the Washington, D.C. LBJ School Alumni Chapter, the Archer Center and the Washington, D.C. Texas Exes Chapter.*

All session are held at
The Archer Center
1901 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20006

Time: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Refreshments provided
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2013 Schedule

June 11

Paul Begala, Political Consultant and Commentator

June 18

Fall 2001 Bill Archer Fellow Alumni Panel:
Heather Jinkins, Federal and State Affairs Public Policy Associate, National Association of Community Health Centers
Andrea Guidry, Senior Director of Career Management, The Advisory Board Company

June 26

U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady (R- TX)

Previous Series:

2011 Schedule

June 14

The Honorable Charles A. Gonzalez, Member of Congress, 20th Congressional District of Texas

June 21 Panel Discussion

Amy Kirschenbaum (MPAff/MA ’05), Country Representative, Inter-American Foundation

Ramiro Martinez (MPAff ’04), Senior Program Officer, Middle East & North Africa, U.S. Department of State

Caryn Schenewerk (JD ’02), Counsel, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)

June 28

Mary Walsh (BA Journ ’77), National Security Producer, CBS News . Read more about Mary Walsh here.

July 12

The Honorable Ted Poe, Member of Congress, 2nd Congressional District of Texas

July 19

Randall Kempner (MPAff /MBA ’98), Executive Director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs at the Aspen Institute

*Special thanks to Summer Speaker Series volunteer organizer, Fernando Rodriguez (MPAff ’05) and to Christopher Bjornson (MPAff '96) for donating refreshments.

2010 LBJ School Summer Speaker Series


June 2

Carl Schonander (MPAff ’86) Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of State

June 9

Beth Beck (BA ’79, MPAff ’85), Space Operations Outreach Program Manager at NASA

June 16

Sarah Ducich (MPAff ’84), Vice President of Public Policy at Sallie Mae

June 23

Mike Naeve (BS ’70, MPAff ’72), Partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate LLP & head of firm's Energy group

July 7

Dr. Kathleen Merrigan (MPAff ’87), Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Agriculture


May 20

Ken Apfel (MPAff ’78), Director of the Management, Finance and Leadership Program School of Public Policy University of Maryland, former OMB, Social Security Administration chairman and LBJ School faculty

June 3

The Honorable Martin Frost, Analyst at Politico and CNN, former TX Congressman

June 10

Austin Smythe (BA ’78, MPAff ’80), Republican Staff Director for the House Committee on the Budget, former OMB Acting Deputy Director

July 8

David Berteau (MPAff ’81), Center for Strategic Studies, former Pentagon senior staff

July 15

The Honorable Ben Barnes, CEO of Ben Barnes Group, former Lt. Governor of Texas, member of the LBJ Foundation and the LBJ School Dean’s Advisory Council.

July 22

Ira Birnbaum (MPAff ’79), U.S. AID- Energy Group

July 29

Sara Martinez Tucker (BA ’76, MBA ‘79), Under Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education