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Alumni/student policy dinners

Back by popular demand: GPAC and the Austin Alumni Association are organizing student and alumni policy meals during the spring semester. If you like to talk policy, find out more about how to connect with current students over a meal here.

Reception Under the Dome

Did you ever wonder how many LBJ School alumni work for the Lege? Find out Tuesday, February 8 when alumni and students working with the Texas State Legislature will gather in the Legislative Conference Center (Capitol Extension Building, Room E2.002) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a networking event.

Please join us for this fun event, co-hosted by the Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) and Alumni Affairs and sponsored by Texas State Senator Florence Shapiro.

Please register here by February 4 to attend.

UT Energy Forum February 3 – 4

LBJ School students, alumni and professors will take a leading role in the inaugural student-run UT Energy Forum. The LBJ School is a sponsor of the interdisciplinary conference, which will highlight leading research thought and policy coming from the business, law, engineering, geosciences and architecture graduate schools.

LBJ School faculty will participate as moderators and panelists. These panels include: Energy Resources in 20 Years; Utility of the Future; Policy Tools to Advance New Energy Technology; and many more. There also will be a research poster fair and a series of 7-minute TED-style talks.

Event information and registration details are available of the UT Energy Forum Web site.

The Fiscal Solutions Tour February 9

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will host The Fiscal Solutions Tour, presented by the Concord Coalition, in collaboration with Deloitte, Wednesday, February 9 at 6 p.m. This event will feature leading experts on national budget policy offering a variety of perspectives on different options, including many now under consideration by President Obama's bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. Find out more and reserve your space here.

Barbara Jordan Week February 21 – 25

February 21, 2011 marks the 75th birthday of Barbara Jordan. To commemorate this landmark occasion, the LBJ School of Public Affairs will honor her with a week of planned activities designed to celebrate Jordan’s lifetime of remarkable and significant contributions to our nation and society as politician, lawmaker, activist and educator. The centerpiece for the week will be a series of student-organized “forums” sponsored by different LBJ School student organizations, including: The Graduate Public Affairs Council (GPAC); Social, Health, Economic and Education Policymakers (SHEP); Public Affairs Alliance for Communities of Color (PAACC); The Green Society, and Citizens for State and Local Service (CLASS).

Kicking of the week-long tribute will be a day-long symposium on Monday, Feb. 21, President’s Day, featuring experts from academia and the policy world focusing on issues surrounding Wikileaks, redistricting and voter rights, juvenile and criminal justice and civility in politics. A list of all student-organized “forums,” as well as more information on the February 21st symposium, will be forthcoming.

Save the date: All alumni weekend in Austin April 15 – 16

  • Celebrate with Courtney Brown (MPAff ’83), who will be presented with the 2010 Distinguished Public Service Award
  • Catch up with fellow alumni, faculty and students at an all-School reception
  • Participate in a career panel
  • Join students for a Day of Service followed by a picnic with the Austin Alumni Association
  • Revisit your favorite haunts on 6th Street (and elsewhere in Austin)

Watch for an e-mail from the Alumni Affairs department in February for registration details.

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