The 2015 LBJ Liberty and Justice Award To Honor Congressman James E. Clyburn and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder
On Wednesday, November 18, the LBJ Foundation presented the 2015 LBJ Liberty & Justice For All Award to U.S. Congressman James E. Clyburn and to former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. This year net proceeds from the award dinner will benefit the new LBJ School of Public Affairs Washington Center. "We are very grateful to LBJ Foundation for their generous support of the LBJ Washington Center. Together, with this year's honorees as inspiration, we are committed to preparing dedicated, well-trained professionals who wish to make a difference on the national stage like President Johnson did 50 years ago."
On Monday, November 9, The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the LBJ Presidential Library hosted the Honorable Peter King, U.S. House of Representatives (R-NY) for a special noontime “conversation” with university students, faculty and staff. Representative King delivered his remarks, followed by a Q&A session on the 10th Floor Atrium of the LBJ Library.
As part of its ongoing commemoration of President Johnson's signature legislative achievements, the LBJ School has joined with other university entities to sponsor “Latinos, The Voting Rights Act & Political Engagement”. The two-day conference, November 12-13, will explore Latino political engagement from the 1960s through today. The event is free and open to public and pre-registration is recommended.
The LBJ School hosted ‘The Eurozone and the Americas: Debt and Democracy,’ an international two-day conference on the ongoing crisis of the Eurozone, on November 2-3. European and North and South American political leaders and policy experts convened to share ideas and to debate policy options over two days of panels, keynotes, and more.