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Fall 2006 Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, December 9, 2006 • 6:00 PM

Frank Erwin Center


Last Class Day

Friday, December 8, 2006


Texas Politics Speaker Series

Thursday, November 30, 2006 • 3:30 PM

GEB 3.312

Senator Kip Averitt was born in the small West Texas town of Crane. The son of a banker and a school teacher, Averitt was raised in numerous cities and towns across Texas. He graduated from Reagan High School in Austin and later earned a BBA and MBA in economics and finance from Baylor University in Waco. Averitt, a CPA, is a state and local tax consultant for Ryan and Company.

After serving nine-and-a-half years in the Texas House of Representatives, including two terms as Chairman o


Flynt Leverett - LECTURE RESCHEDULED FOR SPRING 2007

Monday, November 27, 2006

RESCHEDULED FOR SPRING 2007



Speaker: Flynt Leverett, Senior Fellow and Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Initiative, New America Foundation.


Thanksgiving Holidays

Thursday, November 23, 2006


First Annual Division of Diversity and Community Engagement Lecture

Monday, November 20, 2006 • 1:00 PM

Eastwoods Room, Texas Union

Professor Hanes Walton, Jr. received his Ph.D. from Howard University and is currently in the Political Science Department at the University of Michigan. He also holds positions as Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Political Studies and as faculty member in the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies.



Professor Walton's principal areas of interest, at the moment, are African American Politics, presidential elections, and public policy. His current book (due


Karen Long Jusko

Monday, November 20, 2006 • 11:30 AM

Batts 5th floor, 5.108



Hyeren Jo: "The Informational Role of International Institutions: Limits and Possibilities"

Monday, November 13, 2006 • 12:00 PM

Batts 5th floor, 5.108


Meet Your Professor: A Talk by Professor R. Harrison Wagner

Friday, November 10, 2006 • 2:30 PM

Batts 5th Floor, 5.110


Public Law Field Workshop

Friday, November 10, 2006 • 12:00 PM

Batts 5th floor, 5.102

OPEN TO ALL GOVERNMENT GRADUATE STUDENTS


Daniel Butler

Friday, November 10, 2006 • 12:00 PM

Batts 5th floor, 5.108


Texas Politics Speaker Series

Wednesday, November 8, 2006 • 3:30 PM

GEB 3.312

Senator Judith Zaffirini (D-Laredo) represents the 21st Senatorial District. First elected in 1986, she will begin her 20th year in the Texas Senate in 2007. In 2004 she was re-elected with 79 percent of the districtwide vote, her sixth landslide victory in which she carried all counties in the large and diverse district-something no one else ever has accomplished.


Election Night

Tuesday, November 7, 2006 • 7:00 PM

Burdine 106

Sean Theriault, assistant professor of government at the University of Texas at Austin, will monitor election night returns with students, including those enrolled in his congressional election classes. In addition, election experts and researchers will be available to provide commentary on issues such as party polarization, Latino politics and the effect of gay-marriage ballot initiatives on the elections.



Distinguished Alumni Lectures: Professor Marc J. Hetherington- "Divided We Stand: Authoritarianism, Polarization, and the Contemporary Political Divide"

Friday, November 3, 2006 • 2:30 PM

Batts 5th Floor, 5.110

Speaker: Professor Marc J. Hetherington- "Divided We Stand: Authoritarianism, Polarization, and the Contemporary Political Divide"

Marc J. Hetherington, Associate Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University. Professor Hetherington received his Ph.D. from the the UT-Austin Department of Government in 1997.


Steve Aftergood: "The Challenge of Government Secrecy"

Wednesday, November 1, 2006 • 5:00 PM

LBJ Library and Museum, 10th floor Brown Room

Steve Aftergood is a senior research analyst at the Federation of American Scientists. He directs the FAS Project on Government Secrecy, which works to reduce the scope of government secrecy, to accelerate the declassification of cold war documents, and to promote reform of official secrecy practices. In this talk, he will discuss some of the important trade-offs in setting the right level of government secrecy, especially in the context of the War on Terror.


Registration

Monday, October 30, 2006


Ron Krebs: "Fixing the Meaning of September 11: Hegemony, Coercion, and the Road to War in Iraq"

Friday, October 27, 2006 • 12:00 PM

Batts 5th floor, 5.108

Ron Krebs is from The University of Minnesota and is the 2006-2007 Harrington Fellow in the Department of Government.


Jack Snyder: "The Bush Doctrine as a Partisan Wedge Issue"

Thursday, October 26, 2006 • 5:00 PM

LBJ Library and Museum, 10th floor Brown Room

Professor Jack Snyder is a leading authority on international affairs. His recent work has focused on the propensity of democratizing countries to fight wars (in contrast to countries with firmly established democratic institutions). In this session, he will present some of his exciting new work on domestic political effects of the new American national security strategy.


Academic Advising

Thursday, October 26, 2006


Deadline

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Eric Selbin: "Is Revolution Still an Option in Latin America?"

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 • 12:00 PM

Hackett Room, SRH 1.313

As social problems worsen and discontent with neoliberalism spreads, radical challengers have taken office in Venezuela and Bolivia, and almost in Peru. How likely is drastic social and political change in the region? Prof. Selbin brings his expertise on social revolution to bear in the analysis of this important question.



Job Search Workshop

Friday, October 20, 2006 • 2:30 PM

Batts 5th floor, 5.108

OPEN TO ALL GOVERNMENT GRADUATE STUDENTS.


Deadline

Monday, October 16, 2006


Meet Your Professor: A Talk by Professor Jason Brownlee

Friday, October 13, 2006 • 2:30 PM

Batts 5th Floor, 5.110


Brady Kiesling: "U.S. Diplomacy for a Crowded Planet"

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 • 5:00 PM

LBJ Library and Museum, 10th floor Brown Room

Brady Kiesling resigned from his post at the U.S. Embassy in Athens in February, 2003, after a twenty-year career in the foreign service to protest the U.S. invasion of Iraq. He has just published a book on American diplomacy, which he will discuss in this session.


Raul Madrid: "The Rise of Ethno-Populism in Latin America"

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 • 12:00 PM

BAT 5.108

Speaker: Raul Madrid, Assoc. Professor of the Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin. His paper will be available on Oct. 6, 2006.


James Ceaser, "True Blue vs. Deep Red: The Ideas that Move American Politics"

Friday, October 6, 2006 • 1:30 PM

Batts 5th Floor, 5.108

Speaker: James W. Ceaser, Professor of Politics, The University of Virginia.


Hans Arnold, "Europe and the U.S.: Where Do We Go Now?"

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 • 3:30 PM

Texas Union - Quadrangle Room, 3.304


"The University at 123"

Friday, September 29, 2006 • 3:30 PM

Bass Concert Hall


American Politics Field Workshop: An Overview of the Program

Friday, September 29, 2006 • 12:00 PM

Batts 5th Floor, 5.108

OPEN TO ALL GOVERNMENT GRADUATE STUDENTS


"The Aftermath of the 2006 Mexican Elections"

Wednesday, September 27, 2006 • 3:00 PM

Texas Union - Governor's Room, 3.116

The Honorable Consul Jorge Guajardo and UT faculty members discuss the impact of the recent presidential race on Mexican democracy.


"How to be a Good Graduate Student"

Friday, September 22, 2006 • 2:30 PM

Batts 5th Floor Conference Room

OPEN TO ALL GOVERNMENT GRADUATE STUDENTS.


Sustainability in the Americas: Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and the U.S.

Monday, September 18, 2006 • 9:00 AM

Texas Union - Sinclair Suite, Room 3.128

Creating sustainable cities is one of the 21st century's major challenges. As societies around the world embrace sustainability, those in developed regions focus most on environmental responsibility, while those in developing regions focus more on social and economic aspects. Experts from Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. will address different approaches taken in North and South America to incorporate all three criteria.


Twelfth Class Day

Friday, September 15, 2006


"Social and Economic Policy in Brazil: The Cardoso Legacy"

Thursday, September 14, 2006 • 12:00 PM

Texas Union - Chicano Culture Room, 4.206

Fernando Henrique Cardoso, president of Brazil from 1995 to 2003, will visit Austin and The University of Texas campus to discuss Brazilian economic and social policy. Panels include AIDS and Reproductive Health; Social Policy Reform: Social Security, Education, and Health; The Plano Real and Economic Reform; Decentralization of the State; and Electoral Politics, Patterns, and Trends. Comments by President Cardoso.


The Cold War Conference

Thursday, September 14, 2006

LBJ Presidential Library, 10th Floor Atrium


Fernando Henrique Cardoso: "The Accidental President of Brazil"

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 • 4:00 PM

Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School of Public Affairs

Fernando Henrique Cardoso, president of Brazil from 1995 to 2003, will speak about his experience in office, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of his recently published memoir, "The Accidental President of Brazil." Part of the Lozano Long Lecture Series of LLILAS. Free and open to the public.


Five Years after 9/11: New Ideas for Managing Conflict

Monday, September 11, 2006 • 5:00 PM

Harry Ransom Center Prothro Theater

Implications of the Changing Population Gregory J. Vincent, Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement

Implications for Using Force James Steinberg, Dean and J.J. "Jake" Pickle Regents Chair in Public Affairs

Implications for Negotiating Natural Resources David Eaton, Bess Harris Jones Centennial Professor in Natural Resource Policy Studies

Implications for Understanding Religion Martha Newman, Director of Religious Studies

Implications fo


Fall Semester 2006 Classes Begin

Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Registration

Monday, August 28, 2006


Registration

Thursday, August 24, 2006


Meeting for New Teaching Assistants

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 • 10:00 AM

Batts Hall, 5th Floor


Orientation for New Graduate Students

Monday, August 21, 2006 • 9:00 AM

Batts Hall, 5th Floor



Last Class Day for Nine-Week Courses

Tuesday, July 25, 2006


Deadline

Friday, July 14, 2006



Second-Term Courses Begin

Monday, July 10, 2006


Last Class Day for First-Term Courses

Thursday, July 6, 2006


Deadline

Thursday, June 8, 2006


Fourth Class Day

Tuesday, June 6, 2006



123rd Spring University-Wide Commencement

Saturday, May 20, 2006 • 7:00 PM

University of Texas at Austin Tower


Department of Government Commencement Ceremony 2006

Friday, May 19, 2006 • 9:00 AM

Gregory Gymnasium


Suicide Terrorism in a Globalized World

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 • 8:30 AM

A.C.E.S. Avaya Auditorium, 2.302

This workshop examines suicide terrorism through a global lens and aims to discuss current and future trends as well as possible countermeasures to control, stall, and counteract the evolvng threats posed by this growing phenomenon.



Last Class Day

Friday, May 5, 2006


David Sena, "Arraying the Ancestors: The Construction of Lineage in Ancient China"

Thursday, May 4, 2006 • 12:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118


Peter J. Katzenstein: "The American Imperium in a World of Regions"

Thursday, April 27, 2006 • 3:30 PM

Dorothy L. Gebauer Bldg - GEB 4.200C, 4th Floor

Speaker: Peter J. Katzenstein, Carpenter Professor of International Studies, Cornell University.


Richard Webb, "Democracy, Discontent and Development in Latin America"

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 • 12:30 PM

GEB 4.200C, 4th Floor



Paul Wahlbeck: "The Influence of Oral Arguments on the U.S. Supreme Court"

Monday, April 24, 2006 • 3:30 PM

Sheffield Room (2.111) - Law School


Tran Thi Bich Lieu, "Higher Education Quality in Vietnam: Status and Solutions for Its Improvement"

Monday, April 24, 2006 • 12:00 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118


"The Promise of Coal and its Role in Texas' Energy Future"

Thursday, April 20, 2006 • 3:30 PM

GEB 3.312, Dean's Conference Room, 3rd Floor


Barry Posen: "Iraq - Whether, When and How to Disengage"

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 • 5:00 PM

LBJ Library and Museum, 10th floor Brown Room

Speaker: Barry Posen, Ford International Professor of Political Science, MIT


James Thomas, "The Aesthetics of Development: Korea and the Phenomenology of Modernity"

Monday, April 17, 2006 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118


Cindy Williams, "From Conscripts to Volunteers: The Transitions to All-Volunteer Forces in Europe"

Monday, April 17, 2006 • 12:00 PM

GEB 4.200C, 4th Floor

Speaker: Cindy Williams, Principal Research Scientist, Security Studies Program,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Registration

Monday, April 17, 2006


Dora Piroska, "Small Post-Socialist States and Global Finance: The Internationalization of the State in Hungary and Slovenia"

Thursday, April 13, 2006 • 12:30 PM

Burdine 436A

Speaker: Dora Piroska, Ph.D., Central European University, Budapest Hungary.
Visiting scholar in the UT Department of Government


Academic Advising

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


Oxford-UT Law Faculty Interchange

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 • 1:45 PM

Eidman Jury Room - Law School

Participants:
Catherine Appleton, Mindy Chen-Wishart, Wanjiru Njoya, Sandra Meredith, Katja
Ziegler, Nicholas Bamforth


Government Graduate Student "Dry-Run" Panel

Monday, April 10, 2006 • 11:30 AM

Burdine 436A

Come support your fellow graduate students and offer feedback on these practice
paper presentations. All subfields are welcome to attend.


Kenneth Greene: "Modeling Party Dominance and Using Mathematica"

Friday, April 7, 2006 • 4:00 PM

Burdine 120


"Writing Successful Grant/Fellowship Proposals"

Friday, April 7, 2006 • 2:00 PM

Burdine 602


Government Graduate Student "Dry-Run" Panel

Friday, April 7, 2006 • 1:00 PM

Burdine 436A

Come support your fellow graduate students and offer feedback on these practice
paper presentations. All subfields are welcome to attend.

Friday - April 7 at 1:00 p.m. in Burdine 436A
Monday - April 10 at 11:30 a.m. in Burdine 436A


Dr. Walter Dean Burnham: "Critical Realignments Revisited"

Wednesday, April 5, 2006 • 10:30 AM

New Pharmacy Building, PHR 4.114


Syposium on Dred Scott Decision

Thursday, March 30, 2006 • 5:30 PM

Eidman Courtroom, UT Law


Marc Lynch: "Arab Public Opinion and American Foreign Policy"

Thursday, March 30, 2006 • 3:30 PM

Burdine 116

Speaker: Marc Lynch, Associate Professor of Political Science, Williams College.


Laura Holgate

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 • 4:00 PM

LBJ Library Atrium

Speaker: Laura Holgate, Vice President for Russia/New Independent States Programs, Nuclear Threat Initiative.


Michael Curtin, "Behind the Silken Screen: Media Capital in East Asia"

Monday, March 27, 2006 • 3:30 PM

Meyerson Conference Room, WCH 4.118

Speaker: Michael Curtin, Professor and Director of Global Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Deadline

Monday, March 27, 2006


Matthew Wilson, "Rethinking Symbolic Racism: Evidence of Attribution Bias"

Friday, March 24, 2006 • 12:00 PM

GEB 4.200C, 4th Floor



Deadline

Thursday, March 23, 2006


James Clifford: "Remembering Indigenous Futures"

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 • 7:30 PM

Art Auditorium (ART 1.102), 23rd and San Jacinto


"Muddy Waters: Implications of the March Primary Elections in Texas"

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 • 3:30 PM

GEB 3.312, Dean's Conference Room, 3rd Floor


CANCELLED Dr. Walter Dean Burnham: "Critical Realignments Revisited"

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 • 10:30 AM

New Pharmacy Building, PHR 4.114, CANCELLED


Spring Break

Monday, March 13, 2006



Jessica Stern

Tuesday, March 7, 2006 • 4:00 PM

LBJ Library Atrium

Speaker: Jessica Stern, Lecturer in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University


Workshop on Comprehensive Exams

Monday, March 6, 2006 • 12:00 PM

Burdine 602

OPEN TO ALL GOVERNMENT GRADUATE STUDENTS. Speakers: Brian Arbour, Manuel Balan, Chih-Shian Liou, and Joel Parker


Jean Bethke Elshtain: "Sovereign God, Sovereign State, Sovereign Self"

Friday, March 3, 2006 • 3:30 PM

GEB 4.200C, 4th Floor

Speaker: Jean Bethke Elshtain, Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics, University of Chicago Divinity School.


David Shambaugh: "America, China, and the Evolving Asian Order"

Thursday, March 2, 2006 • 3:30 PM

Dorothy L. Gebauer Bldg - GEB 3.312, Dean's Conference Room, 3rd Floor

Speaker: David Shambaugh, Professor of Political Science and Director of China Policy Program, George Washington University.


Immigration Policy after 9/11: U.S. and European Perspectives

Thursday, March 2, 2006 • 9:00 AM

3/2: Thompson Conference Center, 3/3: Bass Lecture Hall

Immigration policy in the United States and Europe went under the microscope after the terror attacks of 9/11. Since that time we have seen major changes in the bureaucracies that regulate immigration, but has that led to much of a change in the way that the borders are controlled, the numbers of immigrants coming into the country, asylum policy or immigrant integration? This conference will examine this broad range of issues in order to gain a better understanding of if, how and why these


Interrogating Japan's Soft Power

Saturday, February 25, 2006 • 8:30 AM

GEB 3.312, Dean's Conference Room, 3rd Floor



Race and Politics in Central America

Friday, February 24, 2006


U.S. Senator Joseph Biden: "Challenges Facing the United States, Foreign and Domestic"

Thursday, February 23, 2006 • 4:00 PM

LBJ Auditorium

Speaker: Joseph Biden, U.S. Senator


Gretchen Ritter

Thursday, February 23, 2006 • 3:30 PM

Parlin 305

A talk by Gretchen Ritter from her new book.


Workshop for GovGrads on Conferences and Conference Papers

Thursday, February 23, 2006 • 12:00 PM

Burdine 602


10th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum on Public Policy

Thursday, February 23, 2006

LBJ School


John Mueller, "Devils and Duct Tape: Terrorism and the Dynamics of Threat Exaggeration"

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 • 4:00 PM

LBJ Library Atrium

Speaker: John Mueller, Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, and Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University.


"Redistricting and Its Consequences: Looking Forward"

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 • 3:30 PM

Dorothy L. Gebauer Bldg - GEB 3.312, Dean's Conference Room, 3rd Floor

"Redistricting and its Consequences: Looking Forward" with James E. "Pete" Laney, House Representative and Former Speaker, and Bill Ratliff, Former Texas Lieutenant Governor and State Senator.


Comparative Politics Workshop: How to Conduct Field Research

Monday, February 20, 2006 • 4:00 PM

Burdine 436A


Chien-Yi Lu: "Legitimating the EU--Bringing the Public Back In"

Friday, February 17, 2006 • 12:00 PM

Burdine 436A


James Goldgeier, "America, Europe and Russia: Partners or Competitors in the 21st Century?"

Thursday, February 16, 2006 • 3:30 PM

Dorothy L. Gebauer Bldg - GEB 3.312, Dean's Conference Room, 3rd Floor

Speaker: James Goldgeier, Professor of Political Science, George Washington University and Henry A. Kissinger Scholar, Library of Congress.


Panel Discussion: "The Korean Peninsula in 2006: The Six-Party Talks on Nuclear Proliferation and Energy Policy on the Peninsula"

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 • 2:00 PM

Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ School of Public Affairs

Panel I: The North Korean Nuclear Issue: Six-Party Talks and Beyond. Christopher Hill, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs; James Steinberg, Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Former Deputy National Security Advisor to President Clinton; Charles L. Pritchard, President, Korea Economic Institute. Panel II: Energy Generation of the Korean Peninsula. Amy Myers Jaffe, Associate Director, Rice University Energy Program; David von Hippel, Senior Associate,


Anthony Orum, "Beyond Assimilation: Ethnic Communities and the Transformation of America"

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 • 4:00 PM

Burdine 214

Speaker: Anthony Orum, Professor, Departments of Sociology and Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago.


Political Parties and Voters in Mexico's 2006 Elections

Friday, February 3, 2006 • 9:00 AM

Santa Rita Room, Texas Union 3.502

A bi-national conference at the Univerist of Texas. Welcome by Victoria Rodriguez, Vice-Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies. 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon, "The View from Below: What Voters Want," Mexican and U.S. experts discuss new research.


Jorge Dominguez, "US-Latin American Relations: Present and Perspectives"

Thursday, February 2, 2006 • 3:30 PM

Dorothy L. Gebauer Bldg - GEB 4.200C, 4th Floor

Speaker: Jorge Dominguez, Dillon Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University.


Greg Grandin, "Empire's Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism"

Thursday, February 2, 2006 • 3:30 PM

Texas Union - Sinclair Suite, Room 3.128

Speaker: Greg Grandin, Assistant Professor of History, New York University.


James Young: "Memory and the Monument Before and After 9/11"

Wednesday, February 1, 2006 • 7:30 PM

Art Auditorium (ART 1.102), 23rd and San Jacinto


Twelfth Class Day

Wednesday, February 1, 2006


Thomas Brunell: "Why We Need Fewer Competitive Elections in the U.S. House of Representatives"

Friday, January 27, 2006 • 3:30 PM

GEB 3.312, Dean's Conference Room, 3rd Floor


Keith Whittington: "Presidential Politics and the Power of Judicial Review"

Friday, January 27, 2006 • 12:00 PM

Burdine 602


Roxanne Euben: "Journeys to the Other Shore: Travel, Theory and the Search for Knowledge"

Monday, January 23, 2006 • 3:30 PM

Dorothy L. Gebauer Bldg - GEB 3.312, Dean's Conference Room, 3rd Floor



Spring Semester Classes Begin

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


Spring Semester Registration

Thursday, January 12, 2006

January 12: Registration for the spring semester for continuing students who have not yet registered; to complete registration, students must pay fees no later than 5: 00 pm on January 13.



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