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LBJ Faculty Members to Moderate Discussions at the Texas Book Festival, Oct. 22

Faculty authors to be featured by CSPAN Book TV

From the Texas Book Festival to CSPAN Book TV, LBJ School Faculty authors are leading discussions on some of the most challenging state, national and international policy issues of our time.

LBJ School faculty members Paul Stekler and Michele Deitch will serve as moderators on panels at the Texas Book Festival on Oct. 22.

Paul Stekler, professor of public affairs and renowned documentary filmmaker, will moderate the panel “Show Me the Money” featuring historian H.W. Brands and economist David Graeber. This panel, which will discuss the American debt crisis, will take place at 12:15 p.m. in the CSPAN Book TV tent.

Michele Deitch, senior lecturer and a lawyer with over 26 years of experience, will moderate the panel “The State of Our Children: Texas as a Parent” at 1:30 p.m. in the Capitol Extension Room E2.014. This panel will feature a discussion of the role of the state of Texas as a caretaker for youth in state-operated children’s homes and juvenile prisons. The panel will feature William Bush, author of “Who Gets a Childhood: Race and Juvenile Justice in Twentieth-Century Texas”, and Sherry Matthews, author of “We Were Not Orphans.”

Additionally, several LBJ School faculty authors will make appearances in short pieces for CSPAN Book TV in early November. Professor James Galbraith, author of “The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too,” Professor Robert Auerbach, author of “Deception and Abuse at the Fed: Henry B. Gonzalez Battles Alan Greenspan's Bank”, and Professor Jeremi Suri, author of “Liberty's Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from Washington to Obama” will be interviewed about their respective works.

Jeremi Suri is currently on a book tour promoting his newest work “Liberty’s Surest Guardian.” For events and book-signing opportunities, visit:

Between Covers: An Annual Celebration of LBJ School Research will take place on Nov. 7 from 5 to 7 pm at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum 10th Floor Brown Room. Between Covers offers an opportunity to learn about faculty and student publications from the previous year.