LBJ School Student Diversity & Inclusion Committee to Host Screening of Dear White People Film Followed by a Discussion Panel
As a part of an overall diversity initiative at the LBJ School, the Student Diversity and Inclusion Committee will be presenting a free screening of the film Dear White People and hosting a discussion panel April 1, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium to begin generating dialogue on the complex challenges of social equity and racial equality in America today.
Sherri Greenberg, a clinical professor and Fellow of the Max Sherman Chair in State and Local Government at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, has written a report that was released by the IBM Center for the Business of Government last week, that examined the successful use of innovation and technology in multiple cities and the affect on city services.
Ashley Burns, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Amherst College, will present a talk titled "The New Face of Public Housing: For Better or Worse?" Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. Burns' talk is a part of the LBJ School's ongoing series of New Voices in Civil Rights, which underlines the work of individuals who are making a difference through advocacy or research in the civil rights field.
Luci Baines Johnson and her husband, Ian Turpin, have made a $1 million challenge gift to support the newly launched LBJ School Washington Center established by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. The gift will be directed specifically to create fellowships and professional internship stipends for students entering the center's unique federal policy focused 18-month master's program.