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Housing & Transit Forum

03.21.2014

Austin's rapidly growing population generates questions around the intersection of housing and transit. The forum will explore housing, transit, and the way housing and transit issues influence one another.

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The Politics and Culture of the Batman Films, feat. Prof. Giuseppe Sacco

02.05.2014

The Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations welcomes Professor Giuseppe Sacco. Join Professor Giuseppe Sacco, editor-in-chief of The European Journal of International Affairs, as he discusses the politics and culture of the Batman films.

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Inside the City 2014

02.04.2014

Join fellow alumni and students working with the City of Austin and other local government for a networking event, 'Inside the City' in the lovely City Hall lobby.

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Blodgett Urban Management Lecture Series: City Manager Mary Suhm

01.23.2014

Join us for a lunch talk with Former City Manager of Dallas Mary Suhm on issues, challenges, and opportunities in the field of urban management and her experiences with the City of Dallas.

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Money and Justice Forum
Judicial Reform in Texas

11.21.2013

Texas Fair Courts Network

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REIMAGINING CITIES
Building Resiliency

10.25.2013

On Friday, October 25 the Center for Politics and Governance hosted a full-day symposium on challenges facing American cities and forward-thinking approaches for success in the future. Discussion covered an array of topics that are essential to the health and life of cities. The day included a lunch panel with mayor's from some of the America's most innovative and creative cities including Austin and Oklahoma City

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Climate Change: A Regional Approach
Central Texas Climate Change Adaptation Conference

10.04.2013

A conference facilitating local stakeholders in developing effective responses to the effects of regional climate change.

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Blodgett Urban Management Lecture Series
Performance Auditing with Corrie Stokes, Deputy City Auditor (City of Austin)

10.03.2013

Join Corrie Stokes, LBJ Alum and Deputy City Auditor at the City of Austin, for a discussion about the role of performance auditing in government.

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Thomas Herndon
David takes on Goliath

10.02.2013

How A Graduate Student Challenged Goliath on the Economic Question of the Decade

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2013 Texas Tribune Festival

09.27.2013 to 09.29.2013

The Texas Tribune Festival is an innovative and engaging three-day event for people who are passionate about the issues that affect all Texans. Program tracks include criminal justiceenergy, the environmenthealth carehigher educationimmigrationpublic education and transportation, in addition to aspecial track of keynote speakers whose influence extends along – and beyond – these program tracks.

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2013 Texas Legislative Session Wrap Up

09.25.2013

Join the Center for Politics and Governance and our panelists for a look at what happened in the regular and special sessions of 2013

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UT Opportunity Forum
Safe Homes: How to Address Austin's Dangerous Apartments

09.13.2013

A discussion on what can be done to address unsafe living conditions at apartments across Austin. Following a presentation by a UT law student on recent reports examining national best practices for code enforcement and increasing safety in apartments, the panel will discuss what strategies should be adopted here locally. The panel will include a focus on two proposed rental registration ordinances coming before the Austin City Council on September 26th. This is the first event in a four-part Opportunity Forum series on Accessing Safe and Healthy Communities in Austin. 

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Austin City Council Redistricting
What can Austin learn from California?

05.02.2013

Mr. Angelo Ancheta, a law professor and chairman of the legal committee of the California Redistricting Committee (CRC), will speak about the experiences of the California State Commission process and discuss key issues and pitfalls.

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On The Road Series: Health Care
The Texas Tribune and the LBJ School team up for a one day symposium on the hottest topics in health care.

04.25.2013

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Texas School Finance: Now What?
Join Evan Smith, Kent Grusendorf, Scott Hochberg, Florence Shapiro, and David Thompson

04.19.2013

Noon to 1:30 RSVP required

Free parking available at LBJ Library and Museum 

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Bob O'Neill, Executive Director of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Urban Management Series

03.28.2013

Part of the CLASS Urban Management Series and the Terrel Blodgett Fellowship

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Joyce Wilson, El Paso City Manager
Urban Management Series

03.20.2013

Part of the CLASS and Terrell Blodgett Fellowship Series

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Norman Birnbaum
Europe and Asia: Eight Decades of Hope

02.28.2013

Professor Emeritus, Georgetown Law

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Student Leadership Conference
Hatton Sumners Foundation's annual leadership conference for undergraduate students.

02.21.2013 to 02.24.2013

For more information: CLICK HERE

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Barbara Jordan Forum Keynote Luncheon
Shirley Franklin-- former mayor of Atlanta

02.19.2013

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Gentrification Series--Opportunity Forum
Gentrification by Design: Rhetoric, Communication, and the City

02.15.2013

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Marc Ott, Austin City Manager
Urban Management Series

02.13.2013

Part of the CLASS and Terrell Blodgett Fellowship series.

3/20 Joyce Wilson, El Paso City Manager

3/28 Bob O'Neill, ICMA Executive Director

 

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Gaming Expert Intersects with Public Governance
Gabe Newell, founder of Valve Corp., will discuss lessons learned from founding a large company and making governance work both in public and private sectors.

01.30.2013

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Blodgett Urban Management Lecture Series
City Manager Mary Suhm, City of Dallas

01.23.2013

Join Dallas City Manager Mary Suhm for a lunch discussion on current issues in city management, drawing from her eight years of experience as City Manager of Dallas and nearly 30 years in municipal government.

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Under the Dome
LBJ School alumni, students, staff and faculty working in and around the Texas Legislature are invited to attend a networking reception.

01.17.2013

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CANCELED Election 2012: Campaign 3.0
A Conversation with Teddy Goff, Digital Media Director, Obama 2012

11.27.2012

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.

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Election 2012 Series:
What Happened in 2012?

11.08.2012

Join Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Wayne Slater and Evan Smith moderated by Sherri Greenberg for a high octane discussion on Election 2012.

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Affordable Housing Bond Election Lunch Panel

10.30.2012

SHEP and CLASS host affordable housing experts for this lunchtime discussion about the City of Austin's upcoming Affordable Housing Bond Election.

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Gentrification: The New Austin?
Brown Bag Lunch

10.26.2012

The Opportunity Forum and CPG will be co-sponsoring a talk on local issues surrounding gentrification in Austin. 

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Election 2012: Slate Mag's Sasha Issenberg
Modern Campaign Strategy

10.24.2012

Presented by the LBJ Library Future Forum

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BREWSTER MCCRACKEN AND SARAH ECKHARDT
Brown Bag Urban Series

10.22.2012

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Brown Bag with Sarah Wartell
Learn about opportunities at the Urban Institute

10.09.2012

Sarah Wartell, President of the Urban Institute,  will be speaking about her policy career and providing information to students about what her career path has looked like

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Election 2012 Series: Why Housing Matters
Sarah Rosen Wartell, President of the Urban Institute

10.09.2012

Why Housing Matters: Growth, Equity and the Future of the US Housing Market

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Election 2012 Series
Brown Bag Lunch: Single-Member Districts

09.28.2012

Join CPG and the Opportunity Forum to learn about the City of Austin Charter Revision Initiative that will be included on local ballots on November 6th

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Texas Tribune Festival
Join CPG at the Texas Tribune Festival for a weekend for a debate, dialogue and discussion

09.21.2012 to 09.23.2012

Six program tracks will cover Energy & Environment, Race & Immigration, Public & Higher Education, Law & Order, Trade & Transportation and Health & Human Services. 

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Texas Tribune Festival: Unofficial Kick-Off!
A Conversation with Four of the State's Leading Superintendents

09.21.2012

Join CPG for the unofficial Texas Tribune Festival Kick-Off Event and hear four of our state’s leading superintendents discuss the most pressing issues facing Texas schools.

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Election 2012 Series
Brown Bag Lunch with Judge Xavier Rodriguez

09.19.2012

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GOVERNING Texas: A Leadership Forum 2012
Produced by GOVERNING Magazine

09.06.2012

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HOT TALKS SUMMER SERIES
IS THERE A

06.27.2012

The first of a three-part series discussing the hottest topics in Austin.

JUNE 27 at 7 PM

IS THERE A "WAR ON WOMEN" IN TEXAS?

JULY 11 at 7PM

GOVERNMENT INCENTIVES: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT   OR CORPORATE WELFARE?

AUGUST 15 at 7 PM

WHO VOTES? WHO DECIDES?

 

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CLASS Presents Austin City Manager Marc Ott
City Management in the Age of Austerity

04.17.2012

CLASS and CPG present part 3 of our spring brown bag series, City Management in the Age of Austerity.  Austin City Manager Marc Ott will headline the event.  Lunch generously provided by the Terrell Blodgett Fellowship in Government Services in Urban Management and Finance.

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Austin Mayoral Debate 2012 LIVE
MONDAY, APRIL 16

04.16.2012

LIVE COMPLETE VIDEO CLICK HERE

OR COPY AND PASTE LINK:
kxan.com/dpp/news/local/austin/candidates-agressive-in-mayoral-debate

 

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Public Policy in 140 Characters
Social Media and Public Officials

04.13.2012

Join us to discuss social media’s role as a primary communications tool for public officials today.

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Opportunity Forum Presents Scott McCown
Former District Judge speaking on Texas School Finance

04.03.2012

Join CPG and Opportunity Forum for a brown bag discussing the most recent lawsuits in school finance and what it could mean for the next legislative session.

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Careers in Politics Conference
Interested in a career in the political arena?

03.24.2012

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Special Screening of 'Game Change'
Featuring commentary by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.

03.11.2012

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Americans Elect
Pick A President Not A Party

02.29.2012

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City Management in the Age of Austerity
Steve Norwood, City of Round Rock

02.14.2012

Citizens for Local and State Service present an elightening speaker series about the constantly changing world of city management in today's budget-conscious political environment. Click here to learn more about Mr. Norwood: http://tinyurl.com/7fhq542

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Texas Budget Cuts Revealed-A Brown Bag Discussion
John O'Brian, Mike Villarreal, Sherri Greenberg

11.02.2011

The 82nd Texas Legislature enacted numerous budget cuts to balance the two year budget for 2012-2013.  This Brown Bag luncheon will delve into budget cuts, what programs were the most affected, and what to expect for 2014-2015 budget cycle.

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Housing + Transit
Connecting Affordable Homes to Transit-Oriented Development in the Austin Region

10.21.2011


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Gail Collins, New York Times Columnist

10.13.2011

Ms. Collins is known for her witty, clever and sometimes controversial commentary. She is also the author of When Everything Changed- The Amazing Jouney of American Women From 1960 to Present.

 

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GOVERNING Texas: A Leadership Forum
CPG in partnership with GOVERNING Magazine will host a one day conference focused on new ways of thinking against a backdrop of an economy in transition.

09.07.2011

A TED-like day of discussions regarding Texas' unique innovations in areas such as health and human services, workforce development and local government service delivery.

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Summer Hot Talk Series
Heat up your summer with sizzling discussions on Austin's hottest topics.

08.16.2011

Center for Politics and Governance in partnership with the Austin American Statesman and the Jewish Community Relations Council at the JCAA will host three panel discussions in June, July and August.

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The 2010 Census: Austin's Changing Demographics and Growing Equity Gaps

04.14.2011

CPG is co-sponsoring a talk with Ryan Robinson, the City of Austin Demographer, about the latest U.S. Census data for Austin and what it means for historically disadvantaged groups in the region.

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CPG & GPAC Brown Bag with Prof Lessig
Informal discussion and Q&A on topics regarding institutional corruption, internet security and net neutrality.

03.01.2011

Lunch will be provided.

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New Day Rising
Evan Smith discusses dramatic demographic changes in Texas with Steve Murdock, Henry Cisneros amongst many others...

02.28.2011

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Perspectives@CPG: Lawrence Lessig
One of Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries, Lessig takes on institutional corruption

02.28.2011

For much of his career, Professor Lessig focused his work on law and technology, especially as it affects copyright. His current academic work on "institutional corruption" (relationships that are legal, even currently ethical, but that weaken public trust in our institutions) led him to found Change Congress in April 2008.

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Barbara Jordan Symposium

02.21.2011

 Please join us for the week-long Annual Barbara Jordan Symposium. The Center will kick off the event with two hot topics-- Wiki Leaks: Differing Perspectives and the Voting Rights Act Today.

No Reservations Required.

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EVENT CANCELED
A lecture by Dr. Michael Oren, Israeli Ambassador to the United States

02.08.2011

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The 82nd Texas Legislature: Preview of Hot Topics
Co-hosted by CPG and CHASP

12.03.2010

CHASP and the Center for Politics and Governance will co-host "The 82nd Legislature:  A Preview of Hot Topics," featuring a panel discussion that will focus on important issues facing Texas.

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2010 Debrief Conference with Keynote by Howard Dean
CPG Presents in Collaboration with the Annette Strauss Institute, the New Politics Forum and the Hatton Sumners Foundation

11.12.2010

The Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs will collaborate with The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation, The New Politics Forum, and the Hatton Sumners Foundation on the “New Politics Forum Election 2010 Debrief Conference” - A Discussion of local, state and national races.

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Election Wrap Up: What's Next for Texas

11.04.2010

CPG, ASPA and CLASS present a panel discussion regarding the

outcomes of the November midterm elections,

moderated by Center for Politics and Governance

Interim Director, Sherri Greenberg.

 

 

 Panelists include:

    * Paul Burka, Texas Monthly

    * Christy Hoppe, Dallas Morning News

    * Elise Hu, Texas Tribune

    * Harvey Kronberg, Quorum Report

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7th Biennial Legislative Communication Partnership
Sponsored by the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Strategic Partnerships, Inc.

10.05.2010

The Legislative Communication conference, sponsored jointly by the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Strategic Partnerships, Inc. is a biennial event. This Conference is designed to help agency heads, board members, and other senior state officials prepare for the upcoming session of the Texas Legislature.

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Subiendo: The Academy for Rising Leaders Press Conference

05.07.2010

Subiendo will bring to the University outstanding students who have completed their junior year of high school.  These students will participate over a four-day (three-night) period in intensive leadership training and community building exercises.  The program will feature nationally prominent speakers, simulation exercises, and classroom training.

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Will Texas Become a Two-Party State Again? And, If So, When? A talk with Dr. Richard Murray

05.04.2010

The UH Alumni- Austin Chapter, Texas Politics Speaker Series and the Center for Politics and Governance present: Will Texas Become a Two-Party State Again? And, If So, When? A talk with Dr. Richard Murray.

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Texas Monthly Talks with Arianna Huffington, Presented in partnership with KLRU and the Texas Tribune

05.03.2010

Join Evan Smith and KLRU's Texas Monthly Talks for an interview with Arianna Huffington.  Huffington works as an author, a nationally syndicated columnist and the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post.  That site dates to 2005, and for many it has become a must-read online source for political and other news.

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Texas Financial Transparency: Open and Online

04.23.2010

“Texas Financial Transparency: Open and Online” brings together community members, government officials, students, interest groups and the media to discuss state finance and online transparency. The forum highlights best practices and makes recommendations to enhance the financial transparency of Texas State and Local Government.

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Brown Bag Lunch with Steven Teles, Associate Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University - Co-Sponsored with the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service

04.22.2010

Guest speaker Steven Teles will consider three questions: What explains the sheer complexity of American public policy? What are the consequences of policy complexity? And can anything be done about it?

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CPG Presents: Documentary Films Premieres --LBJ Style

03.31.2010

The Media Initiative Program of the Center for Politics and Governance is hosting the Grand Premier Screening Event for documentaries from Dr. Paul Stekler's Documentary Film Class last fall. Your classmates--future Sundance luminaries and Academy Award winners--worked hard to produce films that address and explore different public policy issues with intellect, tact, and feeling.

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2010 Hispanic Leadership Summit

03.25.2010

The summit examines emerging trends and policy issues, bringing together academic and prominent leaders from across the country, and introducing undergraduates to the LBJ School and high school students to the University of Texas.

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Perspectives Series: A Conversation with James Baker, III, Former Secretary of State
Registration is Closed for This Event

03.24.2010

The Center will host the Honorable James Baker III as part of the 2009-2010 Perspectives Series led by Evan Smith, CPG Fellow and CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Tribune. 

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Perspectives Series: A Conversation with Anne Kornblut, White House Reporter for the Washington Post

03.09.2010

Evan Smith, CEO and Editor in Chief of the Texas Tribune, will host Journalist Anne Kornblut, as part of the 2009-2010 Perspectives Series.

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A Conversation with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann - Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime

03.04.2010

The Center for Politics and Governance, the LBJ Library and Museum, The Texas Tribune, and the Texas Book Festival invite you to attend A Conversation with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann on their New York Times best-selling book Game Change about the historic 2008 presidential election.  Evan Smith, CEO and Editor in Chief of the Texas Tribune, will moderate the conversation.

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Perspectives Series: A Conversation with Robert Draper, Journalist and Author

02.25.2010

The Center will host journalist and author Robert Draper as part of the 2009-2010 Perspectives Series led by Evan Smith, CPG Fellow and CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Tribune. Robert Draper is a contributor to the New York Times Magazine, GQ and National Geographic. He has also written several books including Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush and an upcoming narrative of the past 40 years of race relations from King's assassination to Obama's election.

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Central Texas Candidate Forum
http://texasvote2010.com/

02.11.2010

This forum will host 5 debates: Texas House District 20 Republicans, Texas House District 47 Republicans, State Board of Education 5 Democtrats, State Board of Education Disctrict 5 Republicans, and Lieutenent Governor Democrats.

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Perspectives Series in Partnership with Texas Monthly Talks Presents A Conversation with Jon Meacham, Editor of Newsweek

02.08.2010

Evan Smith, CEO and Editor in Chief of the Texas Tribune, will interview Jon Meacham, Editor of Newsweek, in conjuction with the Center's Perspectives Series and Texas Monthly Talks.

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Panel Discussion on Recent State Board of Education Controversies and other Issues facing Texas' Primary Candidates

02.03.2010

CLASS will host a panel discussion to introduce you to some of the most pressing issues facing the State, specifically current debates at the State Board of Education over the future of Texas' social studies curriculum and school financing, among other things.

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Brown Bag Lunch with Evan Smith
Texas Tribune 1.0: Ten Things We've Learned So Far

01.21.2010

CEO and Editor in Chief for the Texas Tribune, Evan Smith will discuss his experience in starting up the Texas Tribune, a non-profit model news website. 

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Perspectives Series: A Conversation with Wallace Jefferson, Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court

12.04.2009

Evan Smith, CEO and Editor in Chief of the Texas Tribune, will host Supreme Court Justice Wallace Jefferson as part of the Center's Perspective's Series.

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Perspectives Series: A Conversation with Bill White, Mayor of Houston

11.20.2009

This year's Perspectives series will be hosted by Evan Smith, CEO and Editor in Chief for the Texas Tribune.  On November 20th, Smith will host a conversation with Houston Mayor Bill White in Bass Lecture Hall at 12 pm.

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2009 Fall Forum: Money & Politics
Are We Getting Our Votes' Worth?

11.16.2009

This year's Fall Forum will focus on public perceptions and practical realities of the impact of money and politics.  Poll results will be released in the morning panel. 

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Working in New Media
A Conversation with Garrett Graff

10.29.2009

Garrett Graff, editor of The Washingtonian magazine, will speak with students on New Media. 

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Perspectives Series: A Conversation with Karen Tumulty, TIME Magazine

10.09.2009

The Center for Politics and Governance's Perspectives Series will welcome Karen Tumulty, National Political Correspondent for Time Magazine. Evan Smith, CEO and Editor in Chief of the Texas Tribune, will host the Perspectives Series this year.

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What Public Sector Professionals Need to Know...
Remarks by Clay Johnson

09.30.2009

Clay Johnson will come speak to students on what Public Sector Professionals Need to Know.

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Hispanic Leadership Initiative Launch

05.04.2009

The Center, in partnership with the Texas Exes, will launch a Hispanic Leadership Initiative to examine the Hispanic population’s growing potential for leadership across Texas and in the nation. The launch event will feature remarks by The University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa.

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Page Turners Series: Bob Moser, author of Blue Dixie: Awakening the South's Democratic Majority

04.29.2009

The Center for Politics and Governance will host Bob Moser, editor of The Texas Observer, as he discusses his new book Blue Dixie.

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CPG Partners with KXAN and CLASS to present an Austin Mayoral Debate

04.22.2009

In partnership with KXAN Austin News and the student organization CLASS, the Center will present an Austin Mayoral Debate. The debate among candidates David Buttorss, Josiah Ingalls, Lee Leffingwell, Brewster McCracken, and Carole Keeton Strayhorn will be broadcast live on KXAN Austin News.

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Perspectives Series: David Hobbs, LBJ Alumnus and former Assistant to the President

04.02.2009

From Texas to Capitol Hill to the White House, David Hobbs will speak about his journey from the LBJ School to the highest levels of federal government.Refreshments will be served.

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Page Turners Series: Nadine Eckhardt, author of Duchess of Palms and Sarah Eckhardt, Travis County Commissioner and LBJ School Alumna

03.31.2009

Nadine Eckhardt will read from her memoir, Duchess of Palms.  Joining Eckhardt for this event will be her daughter, Sarah Eckhardt, Travis County Commissioner and LBJ alumna.  Their discussion will address the extent to which political roles and opportunities have expanded for women since the time of LBJ when Nadine Eckhardt came of age.

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Perspectives Series: Rick Noriega, former Texas State Representative

03.25.2009

Former Texas State Representative Rick Noriega will deliver remarks, "Public Service in an Era of Hope," followed by a discussion with students.  Refreshments will be served.

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2009 Barbara Jordan National Forum on Public Policy
America as Good as its Promise?

02.19.2009

Gwen Ifill Author of “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama to Keynote 13th Annual Forum February 19, 2009

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CPG Fall Forum 2008
Who's Right? Who's Left? What's Next? Texas Politics and Policy Beyond 2008

11.06.2008

The Center for Politics and Governance is proud to present Who's Right? Who's Left? Texas Politics and Policy Beyond 2008, a day-long forum devoted to the future of Texas politics and government in the aftermath of the 2008 elections.

This year's Forum follows a historic election with far-reaching implications for the State of Texas.  The Forum will analyze the election results and shed light on future elections and the upcoming 2009 legislative session.

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McCain v. Obama: Competing Visions for America

10.23.2008

The Center for Politics and Governance and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security hosted  McCain v. Obama: Competing Visions for America, a discussion of foreign and domestic policy, on October 23.  This town hall-style debate with prominent supporters of John McCain and Barack Obama examined the presidential candidates’ competing visions for foreign and domestic policy.  

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The Choice 2008

10.14.2008

The Center for Politics and Governance, in conjunction with the Future Forum, presented The Choice 2008, co-produced and co-written by CPG Director of Research Studies, Dr. Paul Stekler.  The Choice 2008 on PBS’s award winning Frontline series documents the political "life story" of John McCain and Barack Obama.

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Voting System Integrity: Can We Be Confident in the Accuracy of the Results?

09.29.2008

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Page Turners Series: Bill Bishop, The Big Sort

05.08.2008

The Center for Politics and Governance and the LBJ Alumni Association hosted Bill Bishop, noted journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist, as he discusses his new book The Big Sort: Why The Clustering of Like Minded People is Tearing Us Apart.

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KXAN and CPG Host Present Austin City Council Debate

05.07.2008

In partnership with KXAN Austin News, the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs hosted a live TV/Internet debate on Wednesday May 7, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. The debate was moderated by KXAN news anchor Robert Hadlock and Veronica Vargas Stidvent, Director of the Center for Politics and Governance.

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Perspectives Series: Former US Senator Tom Daschle
Confronting America's Health Care Crisis

05.02.2008

The Center for Politics and Governance, the Center for Health and Social Policy, and the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum hosted former Democratic Leader of the United States Senate Tom Daschle.  Senator Daschle delivered his remarks, "Confronting America’s Health Care Crisis," and signed copies of his book Critical: What We Can Do About the Health Care Crisis, written with research help from Scott Greenberger and LBJ School of Public Affairs Professor Jeanne Lambrew.

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Page Turners Series: Mickey Edwards, Reclaiming Conservatism

04.24.2008

The Center for Politics and Governance hosted Mickey Edwards, former Republican Congressman and co-founder of the Heritage Foundation, to speak about his new book Reclaiming Conservatism: How a Great American Political Movement Got Lost - and How it Can Find its Way Back Again.

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Page Turners Series: David Frum, Comeback: Conservatism that can Win Again

04.23.2008

The Center for Politics and Governance hosted David Frum, author and noted conservative columnist, speaking on his new book Comeback: Conservatism that can Win Again.

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The Future of the Republican Party -- a Panel Discussion

04.23.2008

The Center for Politics and Governance presented a panel discussion,  "The Future of the Republican Party," featuring David Frum, author and noted conservative columnist; former Congressman and co-founder of the Heritage Foundation Mickey Edwards; Justice Dale Wainwright of the Texas Supreme Court; Ted Cruz, the Solicitor General of the State of Texas; and Dr. Rosemary Edwards, chair-elect of the Travis County Republican Party.

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Understanding the Hispanic Vote in 2008

04.09.2008

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Perspectives Series: Allyson Ho, former Special Assistant to the President

04.04.2008

The Center for Politics and Governance hosted Allyson Ho, former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush.  Ms. Ho spoke about her experience in the White House as well as her role as a counselor to Attorney General John Ashcroft and Law Clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

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Perspectives Series: Senator Tom Harkin

03.27.2008

The Center for Politics and Governance hosted United States Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) to speak  about Iowa, the 2008 election, and other topics.

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Page Turners Series: Dave McNeely and Jim Henderson, Bob Bullock: God Bless Texas

03.26.2008

The Center hosted authors Dave McNeely and Jim Henderson to read from their book Bob Bullock: God Bless Texas.  A panel featuring current and former legislators discussed the legacy of the iconic Bob Bullock.

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Election 2008: Outcomes and Implications

03.05.2008

The Center for Politics and Governance and the Future Forum hosted a panel discussion to examine the heated 2008 primary battles, the upcoming November election, and the implications for the new presidential administration.

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Page Turners Series: Ron Brownstein, The Second Civil War

03.03.2008

The Center hosted Ron Brownstein, political director for Atlantic Media Company, to speak about his new book, The Second Civil War: How Extreme Partisanship Has Paralyzed Washington and Polarized America.

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Perspectives Series: James Johnson
Presidential Transitions

02.11.2008

The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Center for Politics and Governance present a discussion with James Johnson, noted business leader and Democratic Presidential advisor, and Dean James Steinberg on presidential transitions.

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Page Turners Series: Garrett Graff, The First Campaign

02.05.2008

The Center hosted Garrett Graff, Editor-at-Large of the Washingtonian Magazine and author of The First Campaign for a discussion of the intersection of politics and technology and how the internet has revolutionized our democratic process.

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Page Turners Series: Ted Van Dyk, Heroes, Hacks, and Fools: Memoirs from the Political Inside

01.22.2008

The Center for Politics and Governance hosted Ted Van Dyk, renowned political commentator and advisor to seven Democratic Presidential Candidates, to speak about his new book, Heroes, Hacks, and Fools: Memoirs from the Political Inside.

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Perspectives Series: Deputy Secretary Tevi Troy

01.16.2008

The Center for Politics and Governance welcomes Deputy Secretary Tevi Troy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Troy will offer remarks on public service and address the Administration’s health policy goals.

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Page Turners Series: Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, Leading Ladies

11.09.2007

The Center hosted US Senator, University of Texas and Law School alumnus and bestselling author, Kay Bailey Hutchison . Senator Hutchison provided a general overview of her new book, Leading Ladies: American Trailblazers, followed by discussion of select biographical snapshots of great American women featured in the book.

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CPG Fall Forum 2007
The Future is Now: The Hispanic Impact on American Politics and Government

09.21.2007

The Center for Politics in Governance celebrated its public launch by convening a conference on the changing impact of the Hispanic community on the American political landscape. The conference included some of the nation's most prominent political experts, academics, and community leaders and focused on recognizing, understanding, and expanding the role of Hispanic Americans in the political arena both in Texas and the nation.

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