The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis
- Government & Politics
- Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs - SRH 3.122, Austin TX
Former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar will discuss “Foreign Policy Challenges and Opportunities” on Sept. 26, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in the first-floor lobby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
Lugar is president of The Lugar Center, a nonprofit focusing on nuclear nonproliferation, food security and other critical issues. He recently announced the creation of the Lugar Academy at the University of Indianapolis, which includes a semester internship program in Washington for UIndy students and other student leaders. Lugar also was named a Professor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar at the newly formed School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University.
A fifth-generation Hoosier who left the U.S. Senate as the longest serving member of Congress in Indiana history, Lugar is recognized as a gifted local and state leader as well as a respected statesman. During his tenure in the Senate, he exercised leadership on critical issues such as food security, nuclear nonproliferation, energy independence and free trade. He holds 46 honorary degrees from colleges and universities in 15 states and the District of Columbia, and he was the fourth person to be named Outstanding Legislator by the American Political Science Association. Queen Elizabeth II bestowed upon Lugar the rank of honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in honor of his work to make the world more secure from weapons of mass destruction and his commitment to the U.S.-U.K. alliance. President Barack Obama recently named Lugar a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Limited free parking will be available in Lot 38 and Lot 39 beginning at 5:00 PM.
About the LBJ School
Since our founding in 1970, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin has built a proud tradition of public service and cutting edge research on the most important public policy challenges of our time. The School's mission is to develop leaders and ideas that will help our state, the nation and the international community address critical public policy challenges in an ever increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. Drawing upon a world-renown, multidisciplinary faculty, a diverse and talented group of masters and Ph.D. students and the resources of the University of Texas at Austin, one of the world's leading research universities, the LBJ School is well-placed to help shape public policy for the 21st century. We are truly at the intersection of knowledge and action.
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