Alumni Events 2015
Tuesday, September 8th
The Liz Carpenter Lecture Series
2015 Speaker: Robert Reich
Former Secretary of Labor and Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley
Date: Tuesday, September 8th
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm
Where: LBJ Library - Lady Bird Auditorium
This event is free and open to the public.
Robert B. Reich is one of the world's leading thinkers about work and the economy. Now Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, he has served under three national administrations, most recently as Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton. He also served on President Barack Obama's economic transition advisory board. In 2008, TIME magazine named him one of the ten most successful cabinet secretaries of the past century.
Reich is the author of 14 books including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into 22 languages, and the best sellers Locked in the Cabinet and The Future of Success, which in 2002 was ranked by BusinessWeek magazine as the #2 best-selling business book. His book, Supercapitalism, published in 2007, warned of the perils of an under-regulated and over-leveraged financial system. In his 2010 best seller Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future, Reich looks at where the economy is heading after the Great Recession and what to expect over the next decade.
His book, Saving Capitalism (September 2015), examines the building blocks of the American economy and explores methods of preserving growth, while simultaneously spreading benefits.
The Carpenter Lectureship
The Liz Carpenter Lectureship was established in 1984 by a group of Mrs. Carpenter's friends, including Erma Bombeck and Mark Russell, who gave a performance at the Paramount Theater to raise funds for it. The lecture series is dedicated to bringing some of the world's most interesting and engaging people to the UT campus. In the last several years, the lectureship in the College of Liberal Arts brought President Bill Clinton, President Gerald Ford, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Jehan Sadat, Maya Angelou, Bill Moyers, Jane Goodall, and writers such as Betty Friedan, Nora Ephron, Shana Alexander, and Jean Auel as well as nationally known humorists such as Fannie Flagg and Carol Channing. The 2012 speaker was Nicholas Kristoff, and in 2013, Gail Collins.
Friday, October 2nd
Plan II 80th Anniversary and Alumni Reunion
Join your fellow alumni at Scholtz Garten for some barbecue and beer (cash bar) to celebrate Plan II's 80th! Details and rsvp to follow in this space in August.