Continued Conversations with John Williams

Oct 13, 2020

Tuesday, October 13, 11:30 a.m. CDT – Online event

This fall we’re introducing a new members-only series titled “Continued Conversations.” Each conversation will center around the themes introduced in the “Evening With” programs. The speaker will offer a brief presentation and then take questions from the virtual audience. On October 13, we’ll host John Williams speaking about James A. Baker, III at 11:30 a.m. CDT.

About the Speaker
John B. Williams is a fellow at the Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy who oversees the institute’s Presidential Elections Program. A national award-winning journalist and speechwriter, Williams has been a policy assistant to the Honorable James A. Baker, III since July 2004. In that role, he has supported Secretary Baker’s efforts to find solutions for a wide array of international and domestic challenges, including the Iraq Study Group, the Commission on Federal Election Reform, the National War Powers Commission and the BP U.S. Refineries Independent Safety Review Panel. He also prepares speeches, op-eds and other written materials for Secretary Baker and is an employee of Baker Botts L.L.P.  Williams had a long career reporting on governmental and political issues, serving as a political columnist and reporter in his prior job with the Houston Chronicle. A fourth generation Texan, Williams was born and raised in Austin, where he graduated from The University of Texas with bachelor’s degrees in zoology and journalism.

Williams will speak briefly about former Secretary James A. Baker III and will then answer member questions. We will be using a Zoom webinar. Zoom is free to the public but you will need to download it to your computer or device first. You can download Zoom here. If you already have Zoom, you will not need to download the platform again. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, please let us know. We would be happy to send you some tips and a link to an online tutorial that will help you get started.

Advance registration is required; your Friends membership must be current to participate. You can renew your membership at by choosing the “Join online now” link.

Register to attend. Once your membership status is confirmed, you will receive an email with a link to join the event.

Questions about this new programming series or Zoom? Email [email protected].

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