The University of Texas at Austin has established The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, which will host its inaugural national conference February 8-9, 2016. Join the conversation on Twitter at #LBJCSRD
Vanita Gupta, current Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Division, will be the featured speaker for the 2016 Barbara Jordan National Forum, marking its 20th anniversary. The theme of the student-led weeklong event is “Criminal Justice Reform: A Common Destiny”, with Gupta delivering her keynote address “Inequality in the Criminal Justice System” on Wednesday, February 24th.
The first Texas Fatherhood Summit, led by LBJ School Professor and CFRP Director Cynthia Osborne, will bring together scholars, policymakers, and practitioners in the field of fatherhood to exchange ideas and assess the state of fatherhood programs throughout the country in a Feb. 3, 2016 conference at the LBJ School. National fatherhood expert Dr. Ronald Mincy will be the keynote speaker.
Angela Evans has been appointed dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Evans is a former deputy director of the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service and has served as a clinical professor at the LBJ School since 2009.