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Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs



September 19, 2006

LBJ School Helps Technology Transfer with University in Coahuila

Professor Gary Chapman and second-year master's student Eddie Sebina were featured in a press conference with Austin Mayor Will Wynn for the announcement of the donation of 80 AMD Personal Internet Communicators (PICs) to the Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila en Saltillo. The PICs were accepted by Dr. Eduardo Garza Martinez, dean of the College of Computer Systems Engineering at the Universidad Autonoma de Coahuila en Saltillo, who is being advised by LBJ School Ph.D. student Salvador Apud on a digital access program entitled, "How to Reduce the Digital Gap in the State of Coahuila." In his remarks, Dr. Garza said he hoped and expected to have a long and productive relationship with the LBJ School and invited Chapman to his university sometime this fall when they start installing the donated machines in community computing centers in several cities in Coahuila.

International Affairs Colloquium Presents Marc Trachtenberg Today

Marc Trachtenberg from UCLA will lead a discussion about the use of historical evidence in examining the causes of conflict in the Pacific Theater in World War II, based on a chapter of his latest book, The Craft of International History: A Guide to Method. Trachtenberg teaches national security strategy, diplomatic history, and international relations at UCLA and has been Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the German Marshall Fund, and the MacArthur Foundation. The lecture is scheduled at noon today in SRH 3.103. For more information, contact Eugene Gholz at 1-5882.

LBJ School, Jackson School of Geosciences Hosting International Energy Security Symposium

Given the increasingly uncertain and competitive global environment, the issues surrounding energy security policy are crucial to both short- and long-term economic stability. The one-day seminar will provide a variety of perspectives on access to affordable energy supplies—particularly the policies necessary to re-establish stability in world markets. The seminar will feature an opening address by Shell USA President John Hofmeister at a luncheon on the 10th Floor Atrium of the LBJ Library and Museum from noon-1:30 p.m.. The luncheon address will be followed by a panel discussion led by Eric Barron, dean of the Jackson School of Geosciences entitled, Resources and Technology: What Energy Sources will be Available to the U.S., and the World, in the Coming Decades?" at 2:15 p.m. in Bass Lecture Hall. The second panel, International Energy Security Implications for Domestic and International Policy will follow at 3:30 p.m. in Bass Lecture Hall and will be moderated by James B. Steinberg, dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The event will also be simultaneously webcast at www.utexas.edu/lbj/energy

PhD Colloquium Presents DeMartino on A Code of Ethics for Economists

The LBJ School PhD Colloquium will welcome University of Denver Associate Dean and Professor DeMartino's to present A Code of Ethics for Economists on Thursday, September 21 in SRH 3.106 at 12:15 p.m. DeMartino's research interests include global political economy, industrial relations, and the ethical foundations of economic theory and policy. His most recent book is Global Economy, Global Justice: Theoretical Objections and Policy Alternatives to Neoliberalism (Routledge, 2000). For more information, contact Paula Bickham at 1-7817.

News and Notes

LBJ School graduate Hyunsub Kum, (Ph.D., '05)has been named an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Public Administration at Seoul National University. Prior to the appointment, Hyun was a research scholar at the Levy Economics Institute in New York. . . Second year master's student, Trampes Crow, is featured in the current New York Times bestseller, Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, by Washington Post writer Thomas E. Ricks. Ricks cites Crow's work as a special operations officer in Iraq in 2004 and an exchange between Crow and one of his special operations counterparts to illustrate the differing viewpoints that have arisen within the armed forces on the perceived misuse of special operations forces in Iraq. . .Professor Jamie Galbraith was featured in an article in the Argentinean Sunday News Magazine, Pagina/12. The article was an interview conducted by student Laura Spagnolo. Read the article

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"News@LBJ" is a regular electronic newsletter distributed by the Dean's Office to keep faculty, staff, and students informed about news and events at The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. We encourage everyone to share their news, events, and suggestions with us via e-mail to kerri.battles@mail.utexas.edu.