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Lieutenant General Roméo A. Dallaire to Keynote 2011 Hatton W. Sumners Undergraduate Student Leadership Conference

The evening presentation by Lieutenant General (retired) Romeo Dallaire is free, but a ticket is required for entry. The Center for Ethical Leadership will have a limited number of tickets available for the LBJ Community for pickup in the Dean’s Office on a first come, first serve basis beginning on Monday, February 21, 2011.

NOTE: The Brown Bag luncheon with Lt. General Romeo Dallaire scheduled for Feb. 24 has been canceled. However, students who still wish to hear Lt. General Dallaire speak are invited to pick up a ticket at the LBJ School's dean's office for the evening 7 p.m. speech.

Event Details

Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 7:00pm

The Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium
2315 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78713

AUSTIN, Texas-- February 2, 2011-- The LBJ School’s Center for Ethical Leadership is pleased to announce that Canadian Senator, former UN commander, author, and genocide prevention scholar, retired Lieutenant General, the Honorable Roméo A. Dallaire will be the opening speaker for the 2011 Hatton W. Sumners Undergraduate Student Leadership Conference.

Lieutenant General Dallaire will give his speech entitled “Leadership Lessons and Leadership Failures” on Thursday, February 24 at 7:00 pm in the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium. The speech by Senator Dallaire is jointly sponsored by the Center for Ethical Leadership and the Distinguished Speakers Committee of the Texas Union and is free but a ticket is required for entry. The Center for Ethical Leadership will have a limited number of tickets available for the LBJ community for pickup at the Dean's Office on a first come, first served basis beginning Monday, February 21, 2011.

The Honorable Romeo A. Dallaire“We are delighted to have General Dallaire as the headliner for the 2011 Hatton W. Sumners Student Leadership Conference,” says Dr. Howard Prince, Director of the Center of the Center for Ethical Leadership and Loyd Hackler Chair in Ethical Leadership at the LBJ School. “General Dallaire’s story of leading under profoundly difficult circumstances is sure to provide students with a compelling account of some of the ethical challenges of leading at the highest levels in the midst of a tragic humanitarian crisis.”

Students, faculty, and staff members of the LBJ School also are invited to attend the other speaker sessions during the Hatton W. Sumners Student Leadership Conference, which will continue February 25 through February 27 in the Thompson Conference Center.  Information about the other speakers and the conference agenda can be found at: http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/research/leadership/slc2011/

The Hatton W. Sumners Leadership Conference is a critical part of the Center for Ethical Leadership’s educational mission to develop leaders for tomorrow. The Center seeks to bring educators and students into association with current leaders from many settings who can share their insights and experiences. The purpose of the Conference is to inspire young leaders, increase their awareness of emerging leadership challenges, and develop a network of students to support the future.

The heart and soul of the conference is the role of the conference team leaders. Several LBJ graduate students have been training since mid-January for this critical role. This year, approximately 180 undergraduate students are expected for the conference. They represent 15 colleges and universities in Texas and 15 colleges and universities in other states from California to Massachusetts. In addition, 16 students are attending from four university campuses in Mexico.

For more information, visit: http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/research/leadership/slc2011/