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As part of the Explore UT event this Saturday, March 3, the LBJ School will host a learning activity entitled, "Words Have Power: Finding Your Political Voice Through Buttons," which will give visitors a chance to learn about the importance of citizen engagement while making personalized campaign buttons that they will design and create themselves. Additionally, there will be fresh-popped popcorn and sweets for students to enjoy while they create and learn. The event will be in the breezeway in Sid Richardson Hall from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Global Civil Society Speaker Series will present Ford Foundation Deputy Director Lisa Jordan to provide a donor's perspective on the NonGovernmental Organization (NGO) sector and draw from her recent book on NGO accountability on Thursday, March 8, 12 at noon in SRH 3.109. For more information, contact Josh Busby at email@example.com.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the LBJ Community Service Extravaganza on Saturday, March 31. Ladybirds, friends and families are welcome. Several projects will be going on around town and include environmental cleanup, activities for kids, and working with animals. Activities will vary in length, to accommodate even the busiest of folks. For more information, or to suggest an organization or event, email Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org or Leya at email@example.com.
Gary Chapman is scheduled to lead a panel discussion at the annual SXSW Interactive Festival entitled, "Finding the Next Billion Internet Users" on Tuesday, March 13, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. This panel will focus on the potential, in the next five years, for greatly expanding Internet availability and use in emerging markets and remote areas in the developing world.
The Spring LBJ Journal is available online featuring articles by Dean James B. Steinberg and former Texas House Speaker James E. "Pete" Laney. The online journal also includes a number of articles by students, including Susan Thompson's piece on the crisis in Guinea, Andrew Stackhouse's article calling for clarity in Iraq policy, and Tapashya Ghosh's piece on laws related to the use of lethal force by civilians: www.lbjjournal.com.
Angela Faye Brown wrote an op-ed entitled "Barbara, Barack and Action" for the Feb. 22 Daily Texan.
Jennifer Cregar also had an op-ed, "CapMetro Has Us Choked Up," for the Feb. 19 issue of the Daily Texan about the bus traffic along 23rd Street between San Jacinto Boulevard and Robert Dedman Drive.
James Galbraith's article, "What Kind of Economy?" appeared in The Nation on Feb. 16 discussing the Hamilton Project, an economic policy development program organized by the Brookings Institution.
"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 firstname.lastname@example.org.