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The University of Texas at Austin

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs



'Understanding the Modern American Presidency'
A Colloquium in Honor of Elspeth Davies Rostow

Tuesday, March 4, 2008
2:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, 10th Floor Atrium
The University of Texas at Austin
2313 Red River Street
Austin, TX

Agenda
2:15 3:30 Styles of Leadership
  • Chair, Frank Gavin
    Tom Slick Professor of International Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
  • James B. Steinberg
    Dean, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
  • Larry Temple
    President, Lyndon Baines Johnson Foundation
    Former Aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Veronica Vargas Stidvent
    Director, Center for Politics and Governance
    Former Special Assistant for Policy to President Bush
    • 3:30 3:45 Coffee Break
      3:45 4:00 Elspeth Rostow: An Appreciation
    • Allen Weinstein
      9th Archivist of the United States
      4:00 5:15 The Current State and Future of the Presidency
    • Chair, Philip Bobbitt
      Senior Lecturer, University of Texas School of Law
    • Bruce Buchanan
      Professor, University of Texas Department of Government
    • Admiral Bobby R. Inman
      Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy, LBJ School of Public Affairs
    • Thomas Mann
      Senior Fellow, Governance Studies, the Brookings Institution
      Closing Remarks
    • James B. Steinberg
      Dean, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
    • Jennifer Crow
      LBJ School student, co-chair of 2008 commencement committee
    • Michelle Lalonde
      LBJ Masters degree student
    • Tanvi Mandan
      LBJ PhD student
    • Former Texas Lt. Governor Ben Barnes
      representing LBJ Foundation