03.21.2014Austin'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.
02.05.2014The 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.
02.04.2014Join 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.
01.23.2014Join 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.
10.25.2013On 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.
10.04.2013A conference facilitating local stakeholders in developing effective responses to the effects of regional climate change.
Blodgett Urban Management Lecture Series
Performance Auditing with Corrie Stokes, Deputy City Auditor (City of Austin)
10.03.2013Join Corrie Stokes, LBJ Alum and Deputy City Auditor at the City of Austin, for a discussion about the role of performance auditing in government.
10.02.2013How A Graduate Student Challenged Goliath on the Economic Question of the Decade
09.27.2013 to 09.29.2013The 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 ,
09.25.2013Join the Center for Politics and Governance and our panelists for a look at what happened in the regular and special sessions of 2013
09.13.2013A 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.
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.
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.
Texas School Finance: Now What?
Join Evan Smith, Kent Grusendorf, Scott Hochberg, Florence Shapiro, and David Thompson
Noon to 1:30 RSVP required
Free parking available at LBJ Library and Museum
Bob O'Neill, Executive Director of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Urban Management Series
03.28.2013Part of the CLASS Urban Management Series and the Terrel Blodgett Fellowship
03.20.2013Part of the CLASS and Terrell Blodgett Fellowship Series
02.28.2013Professor Emeritus, Georgetown Law
Student Leadership Conference
Hatton Sumners Foundation's annual leadership conference for undergraduate students.
02.21.2013 to 02.24.2013For more information: CLICK HERE
02.19.2013Click Here for More Information
Gentrification Series--Opportunity Forum
Gentrification by Design: Rhetoric, Communication, and the City
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
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.
01.23.2013Join 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.
Under the Dome
LBJ School alumni, students, staff and faculty working in and around the Texas Legislature are invited to attend a networking reception.
CANCELED Election 2012: Campaign 3.0
A Conversation with Teddy Goff, Digital Media Director, Obama 2012
11.27.2012THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.
11.08.2012Join Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, Wayne Slater and Evan Smith moderated by Sherri Greenberg for a high octane discussion on Election 2012.
10.30.2012SHEP and CLASS host affordable housing experts for this lunchtime discussion about the City of Austin's upcoming Affordable Housing Bond Election.
10.26.2012The Opportunity Forum and CPG will be co-sponsoring a talk on local issues surrounding gentrification in Austin.
10.24.2012Presented by the LBJ Library Future Forum
10.09.2012Sarah 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
10.09.2012Why Housing Matters: Growth, Equity and the Future of the US Housing Market
09.28.2012Join 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.
Texas Tribune Festival
Join CPG at the Texas Tribune Festival for a weekend for a debate, dialogue and discussion
09.21.2012 to 09.23.2012Six program tracks will cover Energy & Environment, Race & Immigration, Public & Higher Education, Law & Order, Trade & Transportation and Health & Human Services.
Texas Tribune Festival: Unofficial Kick-Off!
A Conversation with Four of the State's Leading Superintendents
09.21.2012Join 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.
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?
04.17.2012CLASS 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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Join us to discuss social media’s role as a primary communications tool for public officials today.
04.03.2012Join 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
09.07.2011A TED-like day of discussions regarding Texas' unique innovations in areas such as health and human services, workforce development and local government service delivery.
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.
CPG & GPAC Brown Bag with Prof Lessig
Informal discussion and Q&A on topics regarding institutional corruption, internet security and net neutrality.
03.01.2011Lunch will be provided.
New Day Rising
Evan Smith discusses dramatic demographic changes in Texas with Steve Murdock, Henry Cisneros amongst many others...
Perspectives@CPG: Lawrence Lessig
One of Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries, Lessig takes on institutional corruption
02.28.2011For 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
* Christy Hoppe, Dallas Morning News
* Elise Hu, Texas Tribune
* Harvey Kronberg, Quorum Report
7th Biennial Legislative Communication Partnership
Sponsored by the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Strategic Partnerships, Inc.
10.05.2010The 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.
05.07.2010Subiendo 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.
05.04.2010The 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.
Texas Monthly Talks with Arianna Huffington, Presented in partnership with KLRU and the Texas Tribune
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.
“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.
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
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?
03.31.2010The 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.
03.25.2010The 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.
Perspectives Series: A Conversation with James Baker, III, Former Secretary of State
Registration is Closed for This Event
03.24.2010The 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.
Perspectives Series: A Conversation with Anne Kornblut, White House Reporter for the Washington Post
03.09.2010Evan Smith, CEO and Editor in Chief of the Texas Tribune, will host Journalist Anne Kornblut, as part of the 2009-2010 Perspectives Series.
A Conversation with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann - Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
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.
02.25.2010The 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.
02.11.2010This 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.
Perspectives Series in Partnership with Texas Monthly Talks Presents A Conversation with Jon Meacham, Editor of Newsweek
02.08.2010Evan 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.
Panel Discussion on Recent State Board of Education Controversies and other Issues facing Texas' Primary Candidates
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.
01.21.2010CEO 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.
Perspectives Series: A Conversation with Wallace Jefferson, Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court
12.04.2009Evan 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.
11.20.2009This 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.
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.
10.29.2009Garrett Graff, editor of The Washingtonian magazine, will speak with students on New Media.
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.
09.30.2009Clay Johnson will come speak to students on what Public Sector Professionals Need to Know.
05.04.2009The 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.
04.29.2009The Center for Politics and Governance will host Bob Moser, editor of The Texas Observer, as he discusses his new book Blue Dixie.
04.22.2009In 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.
04.02.2009From 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.
Page Turners Series: Nadine Eckhardt, author of Duchess of Palms and Sarah Eckhardt, Travis County Commissioner and LBJ School Alumna
03.31.2009Nadine 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.
03.25.2009Former 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.
02.19.2009Gwen Ifill Author of “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama to Keynote 13th Annual Forum February 19, 2009
11.06.2008The 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.
10.23.2008The 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.
10.14.2008The 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.
05.08.2008The 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.
05.07.2008In 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.
05.02.2008The 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.
04.24.2008The 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.
04.23.2008The Center for Politics and Governance hosted David Frum, author and noted conservative columnist, speaking on his new book Comeback: Conservatism that can Win Again.
04.23.2008The 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.
04.04.2008The 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.
03.27.2008The Center for Politics and Governance hosted United States Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) to speak about Iowa, the 2008 election, and other topics.
03.26.2008The 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.
03.05.2008The 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.
03.03.2008The 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.
02.11.2008The 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.
02.05.2008The 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.
01.22.2008The 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.
01.16.2008The 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.
11.09.2007The 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.
09.21.2007The 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.