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The University of Texas at Austin

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs



LBJ School of Public Affairs to Present Lyndon B Johnson Centennial Symposium: Policy Challenges for the New President and the LBJ Legacy

Agenda

Thursday, December 4
11:00-11:15

WELCOME AND OVERVIEW

  • Betty S. Flowers. Director, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum
  • James B. Steinberg. Dean, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
11:15-12:45

EMPLOYMENT, CITIES, AND HOUSING

  • Moderator: Bill White. Mayor, City of Houston
  • Discussant: Katherine M. O’Regan. Professor and Director, Public and Nonprofit Management and Analysis Program (PNP), Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University
  • “Urban Policy in the 21st Century: The Legacies of the Great Society” Robert H. Wilson. Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, and Norman J. Glickman. Professor, Rutgers University
  • “Immigration, Housing, and Hispanics in Texas under the Great Society: Then and Now ” Peter M. Ward. Professor, Department of Sociology and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
  • “The Johnson Legacy and the Obama Challenge” James K. Galbraith. Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

12:45

LUNCH

1:30

KEYNOTE

  • "Challenges Facing the New President" Robert J. Portman. Of Counsel, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., former U.S. Representative (R-OH), and former Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Trade Representative, President George W. Bush Administration
2:45-4:15

SOCIAL POLICY

  • Moderator: Angela Evans. Deputy Director, Congressional Research Service
  • Discussant: Ron Haskins. Senior Fellow, Economic Studies and Co-Director, Center on Children and Families Brookings Institution
  • “LBJ's Legacy in Contemporary Social Welfare Policy: Have We Come Full Circle?” Jane A. Lincove. Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, UT-Austin, and Cynthia Osborne. Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
  • “Hispanics, Health Insurance, and the Pact between the Generations” Jacqueline L. Angel. Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
  • “The Evolution of Medicare and Medicaid and the Challenges Ahead” David C. Warner. Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
4:15-6:00

BREAK

6:00

KEYNOTE

  • "The Johnson Legacy: Lessons for the New President" Joseph A. Califano, Jr. Chairman, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University, and former Special Assistant and Senior Domestic Policy Advisor to President Johnson
7:30

RECEPTION

Friday, December 5
8:00
BREAKFAST
8:30

KEYNOTE

  • "Remembering LBJ: One Historian's Thoughts on Johnson's Place in the Pantheon of Presidents" Robert Dallek. Historian and Biographer.
9:30-10:45

RESOURCES AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Moderator: Charles G. Groat. Interim Dean, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin
  • Discussant: Neal Lane. Professor and Senior Fellow, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University
  • “The Past and Future of the Water Quality and Air Quality Policies of the LBJ Administration” David J. Eaton. Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
  • “LBJ, Science and Technology Policy and Lessons for the Future” Gary Chapman. Senior Lecturer, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
10:45-12:00

EFFECTIVE GOVERNANCE

  • Moderator: Kenneth S. Apfel. Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
  • Discussant: Walter Williams. Distinguished Fellow, Center for American Politics and Public Policy, University of Washington-Seattle
  • “Reform of the Federal Government: Lessons for Change Agents” Laurence E. Lynn, Jr. Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
  • “Constructing Effectiveness: The Emergence of the Evaluation Research Industry” Peter Frumkin. Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, and Kimberly Francis. Associate, Abt Associates