Two Former Presidential Appointees to Share Expertise with Students on Housing, Healthcare Policy Through Spring Seminars | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

The Honorable Julián Castro, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Dr. Mary K. Wakefield, former acting U.S. Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, will share their expertise with LBJ students through a series of spring seminars.

These former presidential appointees will offer a unique glimpse into policy and policymaking from the uppermost levels. The not-for-credit evening seminars are free, but space is limited and advance registration is required.

Policy Matters with Julián Castro

Castro, who currently serves as LBJ School Dean’s Distinguished Fellow at the LBJ School, will hold an eight-session series entitled “Policy Matters: Tackling Public Issues Through the Lens of Housing.”

“This seminar is going to focus on creating housing opportunity as one way to make a profoundly positive difference in people’s lives.” —Secretary Castro

Read more or register below.

Healthcare Policy with Mary Wakefield

Wakefield, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, currently serves as LBJ School Dean’s Distinguished Fellow and visiting professor and Distinguished Fellow of the Joseph H. Blades Centennial Memorial Professorship in Nursing. Her seminar series entitled “Healthcare Policy: Lessons Learned from the Beltway,” will be held one Thursday evening per month.

“As a nurse scientist, research is only one step in creating change. The second, very important step is to consider the health policy implications of the research. When crafting research questions, policy implications for health care costs, access and quality merit consideration.” —Dr. Mary Wakefield

Read more about the sessions, or click here to register for one or more of the seminars. 

  • Seminar 1: January 25 
  • Seminar 2: February 15
  • Seminar 3: March 22
  • Seminar 4: April 12