Fall Leadership Lecture Series features H.W. Brands
Thu, November 11, 2010 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM • Bass Lecture Hall, basement level of LBJ School of Public Affairs
Prof. Brands to give LBJ leadership lecture
Rescheduled from Thursday, Oct. 21
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will launch its 40th anniversary celebration “LBJ@40” with a new LBJ School Fall Leadership Lecture Series. The inaugural series will feature noted speakers from The University of Texas, the Austin community, and Central Texas who will offer their thoughts on leadership from the perspectives of politics, history, ethics, philanthropy, business, and athletics.
History Professor H.W. Brands will be the second speaker in the series. Brands is the Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History and the author or 22 books on American history and politics. He will be speaking about:
"...how to be a great president. First, get elected, but after that, here's what you do."
He teaches courses on the American Presidency and has written presidential biographies of Andrew Jackson, Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
The fall of 2010 marks 40 years since the LBJ School opened its doors to 18 students and five faculty members. “LBJ@40” will serve as an overarching theme to provide focus on a variety of initiatives designed to communicate the breadth and quality of the school’s academic programs and innovative teaching practices, while demonstrating its role as a leading source of research and analysis on the most challenging and relevant issues of the day.
All events are free and open to the public. Each one will be hosted by Ambassador Robert L. Hutchings, dean of the LBJ School.