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The University of Texas at Austin

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

2009 Barbara Jordan National Forum Agenda

9:00 - 10:00 amRegistration
10:00 amWelcome Remarks and Introductions
Admiral Bobby R. Inman, USN (Ret.), Interim Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs
10:15 - 11:45 amMorning Panel
Bipartisanship in an Era of Polarization
Moderator: Ken Herman, White House Correspondent, Cox Newspapers

Panelists:
The Honorable Mickey Edwards, former U.S. Congressman
The Honorable Bill Ratliff, former Texas State Senator
The Honorable Pete Laney, former Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives
Patricia Kilday Hart, Texas Monthly Writer-at-Large
Dr.Sean Theriault, Associate Professor, Department of Government, The University of Texas at Austin
12:00 pmLunch & Keynote
Gwen Ifill, Managing Editor and Moderator for PBS' Washington Week
1:30 - 3:00 pmAfternoon Panel:
Closing the Gender Gap
Moderator: The Honorable Sherri Greenberg, former Texas State Representative, Max Sherman Chair, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Fellow, Center for Politics and Governance

Panelists
The Honorable Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller
The Honorable Leticia Van de Putte, Texas State Senator
The Honorable, Senfronia Thompson, Texas State Representative
The Honorable Rosemary Lehmberg, Travis County District Attorney
The Honorable Arlene Wohlgemuth, former Texas State Representative