LBJ events

Media Mention February 18, 2014
News February 17, 2014

President Barack Obama to Deliver Keynote Address at LBJ Presidential Library Civil Rights Summit on UT Campus

The LBJ Presidential Library , located on The University of Texas at Austin campus, will host a Civil Rights Summit on April 8-10 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. President Lyndon Baines Johnson drove passage of the legislation and signed it into law. The summit will feature a keynote address by President Barack Obama on April 10, and remarks by former President Jimmy Carter on April 8 and former President Bill Clinton on April 9. An invitation has been extended to former President George W. Bush to deliver a keynote address on April 10, and the library is working with his office to finalize details.

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Media Mention February 16, 2014
News February 14, 2014

LBJ Students to Pay Tribute to Barbara Jordan's Policy Legacy Feb. 18 – 21

The Barbara Jordan Forum is designed to highlight Barbara Jordan’s lifetime of significant contributions to society as a politician, policymaker, activist and educator. Jordan joined the LBJ School of Public Affairs in 1979 as a faculty member and remained a beloved teacher and mentor until her death in 1996. That same year, students created a forum in her honor. In addition to the keynote event featuring leading civil rights attorney, activist, scholar Lani Guinier on Feb. 19 students have planned lunchtime brown bag talks beginning Feb. 18 that invite members of the community to discuss policy issues championed by Jordan. Each speaker will also provide a call to action, offering ideas on how to enact real change in these areas. The week will conclude with a service project for LBJ School students at the Barbara Jordan Elementary School in Austin, Texas.

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News February 14, 2014

LBJ School Marks 50th Anniversary of President Johnson’s Landmark Civil Rights Legislation with ‘50 for 50’ Initiative

Over the next two years, the School will present “50 for 50” , a special series of 50 events for 50 years, exploring the critical civil rights issues of our time such as human rights and social justice and calling for a renewed effort to "get things done" in order to improve the lives of all citizens.

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News August 28, 2013

50th Anniversary of March on Washington - LBJ School Faculty Reflections

On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, LBJ School faculty share their reflections of the iconic Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream Speech," share their personal experiences attending the March and address how much further we still need to go as a society to achieve true equality.

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News August 15, 2013

NPPP Report: Are U.S. Nuclear Reactors Adequately Protected From Terrorists?

A major new report, co-authored by LBJ School Associate Professor Alan Kuperman , warns that dozens of reactor sites across the United States are inadequately protected from terrorist attacks that could trigger a meltdown or lead to a diversion of bomb-grade uranium. As the new report will note, the danger is far from hypothetical since the 9/11 hijackers are known to have considered flying a passenger jet into a U.S. nuclear reactor before they settled on the World Trade Center as their main terror target.

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News June 25, 2013

LBJ Professor to Help Train High School History Teachers From Across U.S.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History , one of the leading educational foundations in the country, has selected The University of Texas at Austin as a distinguished institution for training the next generation of history teachers. Twenty-five primary and secondary education teachers from schools throughout the country (including three in Texas) will participate in a weeklong seminar on the UT Austin campus, where they will work closely with faculty members to improve the quality of history education in their schools and communities. LBJ School Professor Jeremi Suri will lead the seminar.

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News May 21, 2013

Students Enjoy Day of Commencement Activities

In a day of celebration, family and friends were invited to watch a new generation of game changers and policy makers receive their graduate degrees at the 2013 LBJ School Commencement ceremony.

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News May 7, 2013

President and CEO of CARE USA to Deliver 2013 Convocation Address to LBJ School of Public Affairs

President and CEO of CARE USA Helene Gayle will deliver the convocation address on Saturday, May 18, to the 2013 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

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