Reinventing Diplomacy for the 21st Century: A Series of Discussions on the Rapidly Changing Diplomatic Landscape Sept. 19
As America begins to recover from our country's two longest wars, there is an urgent need to reassess how we prepare the next generation of global leaders to address the changing diplomatic landscape. To address some of these critical issues, the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the American Academy of Diplomacy will convene eminent diplomats, intelligence officers and military commanders for a one-day conference analyzing successes and failures in American diplomacy. "Reinventing Diplomacy for the 21st Century" will take place Friday, September 19, at the LBJ School of Public Affairs' Bass Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.
The Rise of Sectarianism in the Middle East in an Age of Western Hegemony: 1860-2014 with Professor Ussama Makdisi
The LBJ School of Public Affairs will present "The Rise of Sectarianism in the Middle East in an Age of Western Hegemony: 1860-2014, " a lecture with Rice University Professor of History Ussama Makdisi, the first holder of the Arab-American Educational Foundation Chair of Arab Studies at Rice University, on Oct. 2 at 5 PM at the LBJ School's Bass Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.
Johnie Jones graduated from the LBJ School in 2011 and was hired by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) where he works on strategic partnerships for the department. Recently profiled by The Pacific Standard in their "30 Thinkers Under 30" series, Johnie has distinguished himself as a rising leader in the federal agriculture policy arena. In this Q&A, followed by a video interview, Johnie discusses some of the greatest policy challenges currently facing our nation, as well as other activities taking place at USDA.