Policy Lessons from the Past

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Policy Lessons from the Past

In Policy Lessons from the Past: U.S. history with Texas Twist, historians offer contemporary takes on issues of historical importance.

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1100 New York Ave NW 1100 New York Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20005

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November 16 | 5:30 PM ET| LBJ Washington Center

The LBJ Washington Center presents Dr. Jeremi Suri, a presidential historian from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Suri paints a portrait of a country rebuilding itself as it wrestles with competing visions of democracy, race and freedom. Dr. Suri's analysis of democracy starts in 1865 when the Confederacy was militarily defeated and continues through 2022. This is the subject of his new book Civil War by Other Means: America's Long and Unfinished Fight for Democracy.

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December 13 | 12 PM ET | LBJ Washington Center

The LBJ Washington Center presents Dr. Will Inboden, a national security scholar from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. In this moderated discussion, Dr. Inboden masterfully describes Ronald Reagan's foreign policy and the role of the United States in ending the Cold War. This is the subject of his new book The Peacemaker: Ronald Reagan, the Cold War and the World on the Brink.

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September 22 | 4:30 PM ET | LBJ Washington Center

The LBJ Washington Center presents Dr. Peniel Joseph, a historian and scholar of race and democracy from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. In an event moderated by LBJ Washington Center Executive Director, Bill Shute, Dr. Joseph will offer a powerful interpretation of the events of summer 2020 and the fight for Black dignity, calling this period as transformative as the movements post Civil War and during the civil rights era. This is the subject of his new book The Third Reconstruction: America's Struggle for Racial Justice in the Twenty-First Century.

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October 6 | 5:30 PM ET | LBJ Washington Center

The LBJ Washington Center presents Dr. Sarah Coleman, a historian from Texas State University. In this moderated discussion, Dr. Coleman will describe a history of the battles over U.S. immigrants’ rights since 1965—and how these conflicts reshaped access to education, employment, civil liberties and more. This is the subject of her book, The Walls Within: The Politics of Immigration in Modern America.

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