An Evening With Joseph Califano, Jr.

Mar 07, 2018

Wednesday, March 7
6 p.m.
LBJ Auditorium

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Friends members are invited to join us for a conversation between Joseph Califano, Jr. and Bob Schieffer discussing Califano's new book, Our Damaged Democracy: We the People Must Act, to be released on Feb. 13, 2018.

In the book, Califano explores the changes–political, cultural, constitutional, technological, institutional–that cripple our government and the urgent need to fix our democracy. The book includes anecdotes and examples featuring every modern president and actions of both parties.

Joseph A. Califano, Jr. spent 30 years in Washington at the top of the Pentagon, on the White House staff as chief domestic advisor to the President, and in the Cabinet. He worked as an attorney for The Washington Post during Watergate and has represented clients as varied as the Black Panthers and Coca Cola. He also spent years on Wall Street and served on more than 15 public company boards and numerous not-for-profit boards. He is the founder of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA). He has written 14 books, including Our Damaged Democracy.

Bob Schieffer reported for CBS News for 46 years, serving as anchor of Face the Nation, CBS News’ Sunday morning public affairs broadcast, for the last 24 of those years. He is also the author of five books, most recently Overload: Finding the Truth in Today’s Deluge of News.

Book Signing and Reception
Prior to the event, The Store at LBJ will host Califano for a book signing of Our Damaged Democracy. Book sales and signing will be held in the upper auditorium lobby from 5-5:45 p.m. Proceeds benefit the LBJ Presidential Library.

Sustaining Level Members and Above: As a benefit of your membership level, you may RSVP early by emailing [email protected]. If bringing a guest, please account for them in your RSVP.

All Other Members: We are not currently accepting RSVPs. Members at the Individual and above level will receive an email invitation to the program about four weeks in advance and may make a reservation at that time.

Location and Parking
The LBJ Auditorium is located on the lower level of the LBJ complex at 2313 Red River St. Access to the auditorium will be through the lobby of the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Free parking will be available in the library visitor lot (#38), and lots #37 and #39 after 5 p.m. Overflow parking will be in Manor Garage on a self-pay, space-available basis.

The Evening With speaker series is generously sponsored by the Moody Foundation and St. David’s HealthCare.

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Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River St.
Austin, TX 78705
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Membership Manager

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