CSRD presents: William C. Powers, Jr. Speaker Series

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CSRD presents: William C. Powers, Jr. Speaker Series

Join us as we explore big ideas and research on diversity and inclusion in American Politics and public policy.

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Bass Lecture Hall - LBJ School Of Public Affairs 2315 Red River Street Austin, TX 78712

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About The William C. Powers, Jr. Speaker Series

The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at The University of Texas at Austin brings you a four-part keynote lecture and conversation series honoring the memory of former UT President William C. Powers, Jr., this speaker series invites thought leaders to present research in American politics and public policy in reflection of his commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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January 19, 2023 | 6 PM | LBJ School Bass Lecture Hall

Danté Stewart, the best-selling author, cultural critic, and progressive Christian will discuss how religion shapes America’s political and racial discourse in divisive ways and how we can develop a relationship to systems of faith that unify.

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March 1, 2023 | 6 PM | LBJ School Bass Lecture Hall

Carol Anderson, the best-selling Emory University professor will discuss the history of Gun Rights and Gun Control in America, the subject of her recent book, The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America.

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September 8 | 6 PM | LBJ School Bass Lecture Hall

Dr. Shaun Harper, an eminent scholar of race, education, and equity in America. Dr. Harper will reflect on the contemporary state of public education, the moral and political imperative to shape equitable policy solutions, and how the current crisis of education inequality offers opportunities for transformational change.

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October 13 | 6 PM | LBJ School Bass Lecture Hall

Cass Sunstein, The Harvard University Law Professor who worked in the Obama and Biden Administrations will discuss the future of American democracy and why policy matters more than ever in the Twenty-First Century.