Lone Star Treasures: The Texas Presidential Libraries
May 14, 2013
This interactive forum is the first of a three-part, multi-city series sponsored by the Texas Tribune where the directors will discuss how Presidential Libraries preserve history, facilitate research and education, and contribute to their communities through public programs and special events.view photos and video
Bike Tour of Austin’s Cultural Campus
May 11, 2013
Meet at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop to explore art, history, the humanities, and science while enjoying a casual bike ride of Austin's Cultural Campus, including the LBJ Library.view photos and video
An Evening with Lawrence Wright
May 09, 2013
Based on more than two hundred interviews with current and former Scientologists and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright discussed his book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief, which offers an exhaustive account of the church, from its founding by L. Ron Hubbard to its present-day leadership.view photos and video
Acts of Congress Exhibit opens
May 06, 2013
George Washington’s personal copy of the Laws of the United States, First Session 1789, also known as the Acts of Congress, will be on display at the LBJ Library.view photos and video
A Screening and Discussion with Director Sebastian Junger
Apr 09, 2013
In conjunction with HBO Documentary Films, the LBJ Library presented a screening of the 77-minute documentary, followed by a conversation with director Sebastian Junger.view photos and video
Austin’s Cultural Campus Concert Crawl
Apr 06, 2013
Live music was performed at the LBJ Library and four other premier cultural institutions in Austin.view photos and video
An Evening With Joaquin and Julián Castro
Apr 02, 2013
Texas Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith led a conversation with rising Democratic party stars Representative Joaquin Castro and his twin brother, San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro.view photos and video
Future Forum Presents Admiral Bobby R. Inman
Mar 26, 2013
Admiral Bobby R. Inman spoke at the LBJ Library about U.S-Chinese relations, nuclear talks in Iran, and other international issuesview photos and video
A Vietnam Remembrance
Mar 24, 2013
On Sunday, March 24, 2013, the Library hosted a remembrance of Texans who died in the Vietnam War.view photos and video
Jodi Picoult: Middleton Lectureship
Mar 19, 2013
Bestselling novelist Jodi Picoult served as the 2013 Harry Middleton Lecturer on Tuesday, March 19, in the LBJ Auditorium.view photos and video
An Evening With Condoleezza Rice
Mar 18, 2013
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice discussed leadership in a changing world in a program co-sponsored by The LBJ School of Public Affairs.view photos and video
An Evening With Diana Walker and Lucian Perkins
Mar 07, 2013
Diana Walker and Lucian Perkins, two internationally acclaimed photojournalists, presented an introduction to the Briscoe Center exhibit News to History: Photojournalism and the Presidency, which recently opened at the LBJ Library.view photos and video
Mar 02, 2013
The public is invited to explore the LBJ Library on ExploreUT day, Saturday March 2, 2013.view photos and video
The Future of Texas - 2013
Feb 27, 2013
State legislators discussed the future of Texas at the LBJ Library.view photos and video
UT Day at the LBJ Library
Feb 17, 2013
All UT students, faculty and staff were invited to an Open House at the LBJ Libraryview photos and video
Book Cluster: The Victory Lab
Feb 07, 2013
The Future Forum Book Cluster will meet Thursday, February 7, to discuss Sasha Issenberg's recent book, The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns.view photos and video
Tom Johnson Lecture: Andrew Young
Jan 31, 2013
Andrew Young served as the second annual Tom Johnson lecturer. The lecture was held in the LBJ Auditorium on Thursday, January 31, 2013.view photos and video
Gun Control and the Second Amendment
Jan 28, 2013
The Future Forum sponsored a panel discussion on Gun Control and the Second Amendment.view photos and video
Future Forum - Night at the Museum
Jan 16, 2013
On Wednesday, January 16, Future Forum members enjoyed an after-hours reception and tour of the newly re-designed permanent exhibits of the LBJ Presidential Library.view photos and video
LBJ Library Open House
Dec 22, 2012
The newly redesigned core exhibit of the LBJ Presidential Library opened to the public on December 22, 2012, which would have been Mrs. Johnson’s 100th birthday.view photos and video
Friends Preview Reception
Dec 19, 2012
Members of the Friends of the LBJ Llibrary are invited to an after-hours reception and preview of the newly redesigned exhibits before they open to the public.view photos and video
The State Dinner Gala
Dec 01, 2012
The LBJ Presidential Library held a State Dinner gala to celebrate the new permanent exhibit with an evening of 1960s style and panache.view photos and video
Reflections of First Ladies
Nov 15, 2012
First Ladies Mrs. Barbara Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush discussed the experiences and legacies of the First Lady of the United States. Mark Updegrove, Director of the LBJ Presidential Library, moderated the conversation. Anita McBride, Conference Chair and former Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush, introduced the guests.view photos and video
The Enduring Legacies of America’s First Ladies
Nov 15, 2012
The LBJ Library presented a one-day conference, The Enduring Legacies of America’s First Ladies, featuring former First Ladies staff members, children of the First Families, and Presidential photographer David Hume Kennerly.view photos and video
An Evening With John Glenn
Oct 30, 2012
Former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn shared his thoughts on his remarkable career in a conversation with LBJ Library Director Mark Updegrove on October 30, 2012.view photos and video
Speaker Newt Gingrich - Leadership Challenges Beyond the Election
Oct 25, 2012
The Honorable Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, discussed “Leadership Challenges Beyond the Election” on Thursday, October 25th at a public lecture in Austin, Texas.view photos and video
Future Forum Presents: Sasha Issenberg
Oct 24, 2012
Slate correspondent Sasha Issenberg spoke on modern campaign tactics and how candidates use data on individual voters to tailor their message. Copies of his new book, The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns, were available for sale and signing.view photos and video
An Evening With Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
Oct 15, 2012
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison spoke about her nineteen-year tenure in the U.S. Senate as she prepares to step down at the end of the year. Evan Smith, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Tribune, the evening’s co-sponsor, moderated the conversation.view photos and video
Presidential Debate-Watching Party
Oct 03, 2012
Future Forum members and guests gathered at the library to watch Barack Obama and Mitt Romney square off in the first Presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. The debate was hosted by the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado and moderated by Jim Lehrer, host of NewsHour on PBS.
Book Cluster: It’s Even Worse Than It Looks
Sep 26, 2012
The Future Forum Book Cluster discussed It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism, by Thomas E. Mann and Norman J. Ornstein.
An Evening With Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy
Sep 20, 2012
Best-selling authors and TIME reporters Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy shared an insider's view of the often surprising relationships between Presidents, their reverence for the office, and willingness to work together for a higher cause – as well as highlights from their new book, The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity.view photos and video
Future Forum Presents: Dr. Ricardo Ainslie on the State of Affairs in Mexico
Sep 06, 2012
Dr. Ricardo Ainslie gave a presentation on the current state of affairs in Mexico. Dr. Ainslie has spent the past several years focused on what is taking place in our neighboring country and testified before Congress on this topic last year.view photos and video
Celebrate LBJ’s birthday with us!
Aug 27, 2012
On August 27th, the LBJ Library and Museum offered birthday cake and refreshments so that visitors could commemorate the birthday of Lyndon Baines Johnson. He would have been 104 years old.
10th Anniversary Bash
Aug 23, 2012
In July 2002, a group of young professionals met at the LBJ Ranch and launched the Future Forum with a barbeque, live music, and lots of ideas. Ten years later, the Future Forum celebrated its accomplishments with a 10th Anniversary Bash!view photos and video
Film Cluster: Beasts of the Southern Wild
Jul 16, 2012
The Film Cluster met to view one of the most-talked about movies of the summer, the documentary Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Life By the Drop: Solutions for the Looming Water Crisis in Texas
Jul 12, 2012
Water – our state's most precious resource. How to converse, provide, protect, and use our water supply was discussed by a panel of water experts at the LBJ Auditorium on July 12th.view photos and video
A More Perfect Constitution
Jun 15, 2012
Author Kevin Bleyer gave a presentation on his book Me the People: One Man's Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution of the United States of America.view photos and video
Book Cluster: Greenback Planet
Jun 04, 2012
The Book Cluster discussed Greenback Planet: How the Dollar Conquered the World and Threatened Civilization As We Know It, by H.W. Brands.
An Evening With Christopher Buckley
May 15, 2012
Preeminent satirist and best-selling author Christopher Buckley joined us on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m. for a conversation about his new book, They Eat Puppies, Don't They?, a satirical novel about U.S. – China relations. Clay Smith, Literary Director of the Texas Book Festival, moderated the conversation. BookPeople, Austin's premiere independent bookstore, provided books for this event.view photos and video
An Evening With Sissy Spacek
May 08, 2012
The Friends of the LBJ Library hosted Academy-Award winning actress and Texas native Sissy Spacek. Musician Shawn Colvin moderated the conversation.
Public Policy Cluster Meeting
May 03, 2012
The Public Policy Cluster met to discuss KONY 2012, women's contraception, Trayvon Martin, "Obama care," and the Supreme Court.
Member Happy Hour
May 03, 2012
The Future Forum Board and fellow members joined for cocktails and conversation at Javelina.
An Evening With Frank Deford
Apr 25, 2012
The library hosted legendary sportswriter Frank Deford who spoke about his new book, Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter. Leading the conversation with Deford was another legend in the sports world, Terry McDonell, editor of Sports Illustrated. This program was co-sponsored by the Texas Program in Sports and Media at The University of Texas.view photos and video
fastforward Issues Forum
Mar 27, 2012
Our annual fastforward Issues Forum with Leadership Austin took place at the LBJ Library and Museum.
The Indomitable LBJ
Mar 20, 2012
Friends of the LBJ Library had the rare opportunity to hear from the author of a new book on LBJ and from one of the men whose recollections of working with the President are featured in the book. Library Director Mark Updegrove’s book, Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency, was just published March 13th. Updegrove and Larry Temple, who was Special Counsel to President Johnson, shared accounts from his experience in the White House. Leading the conversation was Brian Sweany, Deputy Editor of Texas Monthly magazine. Program sponsors were Texas Monthly, The Alcalde, and Texas Book Festival.view photos and video
Mar 11, 2012
A special screening of Game Change and discussion took place with bestselling authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.view photos and video
Book Cluster: Winner-Take-All Politics
Mar 08, 2012
The Book Cluster discussed Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson's Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer--And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class.
An Evening With Sharon Robinson and Branch B. Rickey
Mar 07, 2012
College of Communication’s Texas Program in Sports and Media and the LBJ Library welcomed Sharon Robinson (the late Jackie Robinson's daughter and an educational consultant for Major League Baseball) and Branch B. Rickey III (the late Branch Rickey Senior’s grandson and president of the Pacific Coast League) to The University of Texas at Austin campus.
LBJ Library Memorable Moments
Feb 22, 2012
In honor of the LBJ Library’s 40th anniversary, former Director Harry Middleton shared his most memorable moments in the history of the library. In a conversation with the current director, Mark Updegrove, Harry reflected on his years with the President and his experience at the LBJ Presidential Library.view photos and video
State of Austin: Entrepreneurship
Feb 16, 2012
The State of Austin: Entrepreneurship, was a panel discussion about how and why the city of Austin is friendly to entrepreneurs.
An Evening With David and Julie Eisenhower
Jan 26, 2012
Friends of the LBJ Library had the rare opportunity to hear from David and Julie Eisenhower in a program on January 26, 2012. The daughter of Richard Nixon and grandson of Dwight D. Eisenhower shared fascinating memories of life in the White House and post-presidential years. While they didn’t endorse a candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination, they offered an assessment of what the American voting public is seeking in 2012. This event was co-sponsored by the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.view photos and video
Guilt, innocence, and the death penalty: Why do mistakes happen?
Jan 24, 2012
A panel discussion took place with the key figures in the case.view photos and video
Film Cluster: The Iron Lady
Jan 17, 2012
The Film Cluster viewed and discussed The Iron Lady. For more information about the film, please visit IMDB.
An Evening With Eric Holder
Dec 13, 2011
At a well attended event, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder pledged to use the Voting Rights Act against any attacks to deny Americans access to the ballot box. Holder spoke at the LBJ Library in Austin on “Protecting our Democracy, Protecting the Right to Vote” and called voting rights a legal and moral imperative. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law in August 1965.view photos and video
Holiday Gathering for Luminations
Dec 10, 2011
The Wildflower Center's holiday celebration with thousands of lights, live music, crafts for children, and a puppet show.
Book Cluster: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Dec 08, 2011
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond.
The Tom Johnson Lectureship presents: Bill Moyers
Nov 16, 2011
In a thought-provoking speech, acclaimed broadcaster Bill Moyers delivered the first Tom Johnson Lecture at the LBJ Library. Although Moyers decried the inherent conflicts in the current political system that maintain the divide between the wealthy and what he calls 'the common run of mankind,' Moyers built a compelling case about why Americans should be optimistic about the future.view photos and video
Film Cluster: The Ides of March
Oct 24, 2011
For more information about the film, please visit: www.imdb.com/title/tt1124035/
The Harry Middleton Lecture Series presents: Mikhail Gorbachev
Oct 18, 2011
Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the Soviet Union, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and the man credited with ending the cold war, spoke with Library Director Mark Updegrove in the LBJ Auditorium. Gorbachev discussed his efforts at reform, his relationships with U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, current relations between Russia and the United States, trouble spots in the world, and his hopes for the future.view photos and video
Formula 1: The Basics and Beyond
Oct 13, 2011
We heard about Formula 1's history and the basic details about the cars and drivers, as well as the impact on Austin: economic, technological, and infrastructure-wise.view photos and video
An Evening With Bill Keller
Oct 06, 2011
In a conversation with Evan Smith, CEO and editor-in-chief of The Texas Tribune, Bill Keller of The New York Times took us inside the esteemed newspaper. Keller and Smith had a lively conversation about journalism in an era of nonstop news, the new definition of competition, the possibilities and perils of collaboration, WikiLeaks, and the Times digital metered model.view photos and video
An Evening With Joe Klein
Sep 14, 2011
TIME magazine contributor Joe Klein led a discussion with three veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars at the LBJ Library. Two of the veterans, Tommy Sowers and Seth Moulton, are profiled in a TIME cover story written by Klein titled "The New Greatest Generation." The veterans talked about why they became soldiers, what serving their country taught them, how their training taught them to tackle problems, and how the leadership of young veterans can change this country.view photos and video
Remembering 9/11: A Breakfast with John Avlon
Sep 02, 2011
Future Forum members were invited to enjoy a breakfast discussion with John Avlon, Senior Columnist for Newsweek and The Daily Beast.
An Evening With Margaret Hoover
Sep 01, 2011
Margaret Hoover, great-granddaughter of President Herbert Hoover, spoke to Friends of the LBJ Library about her new book, American Individualism: How a New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party. Ms. Hoover has fascinating insights into the younger generation of American voters.view photos and video
Book Cluster: 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown
Aug 11, 2011
We read 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown by Simon Johnson and James Kwak.
Book Cluster: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Jun 02, 2011
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. To read more about the book, please visit the author's website.
Celebrate the LBJ Presidential Library’s 40th Anniversary!
May 22, 2011
On May 22, 2011 the Library held an Open House to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Guests enjoyed cake and refreshments made from Lady Bird Johnson’s recipes. At the front door, guests were greeted by Western Swing music from the Riff Ryders.
Future Forum Field Trip: Texas White House
May 21, 2011
Future Forum members were invited for a road trip to the Texas Hill County.
NATO Secretary General Speaks at the LBJ Library
May 10, 2011
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen visited the LBJ Library as part of a U.S. tour, speaking on "NATO: Defending Freedom in the 21st Century." The Austin stop was one of four American cities Fogh Rasmussen visited to address the Alliance’s critically important role in the transatlantic relationship. During his tour, Fogh Rasmussen honored the service of America's military men and women, met with students and civic organizations, and talk to the media about the bond that has kept the peace in Europe and the Atlantic for more than 60 years.view photos and video
Future Forum Presents: 40 Years at the LBJ Library
May 10, 2011
Lyndon Johnson dedicated the LBJ Library with the words "It is all here: the story of our time - with the bark off."
An Evening With Julian Bond, Celebrating Freedom Riders
May 04, 2011
Civil rights leader Julian Bond, Communications Director for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, visited the LBJ Library and had a conversation with Library Director Mark Updegrove about the Freedom Riders and civil rights issues today. Freedom Riders is a national traveling exhibit that tells the powerful, harrowing and inspirational civil rights story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. Organized by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and PBS’s flagship history series, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, this exhibit combines photography and news coverage of the Rides, as well as first-hand audio accounts of this dangerous experiment in the fight for civil rights.view photos and video
Apr 27, 2011
An in-home viewing of the award-winning documentary Gasland.
The Legacy of All the President’s Men
Apr 21, 2011
Robert Redford, Bob Woodward, and Carl Bernstein recognized the 35th anniversary of the film All the President's Men at the LBJ Library on April 21, 2011. The three entertained the audience with stories of the steps it took to turn the book about Watergate into a film; they took us behind the scenes of filming; and each discussed the impact the film has today, 35 years after its release.
This program was co-sponsored by the Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas.view photos and video
Doers and Builders Fair
Apr 14, 2011
We worked with the Austin Young Chamber to bring a dynamic mix of organizations to the Fair.
An Evening With Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer
Apr 05, 2011
U. S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer talked about his book, Making Democracy Work: A Judge’s View, and other topics. Guiding the conversation was Larry Sager, Dean of the UT School of Law. The event was co-sponsored by the UT School of Law.
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An Evening With Sam Gwynne
Mar 24, 2011
New York Times best selling author Sam Gwynne talked about his book Empire of the Summer Moon with fellow author Stephen Harrigan. Gwynne detailed the fascinating story of the rise and fall of the Comanche Indian nation and the story of pioneer woman Cynthia Anne Parker and her son, Quanah, who was the greatest and final Chief of the Comanches.view photos and video
Public Policy Cluster
Mar 03, 2011
When the World Calls: The Inside Story of the Peace Corps and Its First Fifty Years.
The Future of Texas: A Conversation with State Legislators
Feb 23, 2011
"Future of Texas" panel discussion with six state legislators discussing several issues they faced in session in spring.view photos and video
The LBJ Library and HBO Films present the Texas premiere of the film “Thurgood”
Feb 22, 2011
In honor of Black History Month, the LBJ Library and HBO Films present the Texas premiere of the film Thurgood, starring Laurence Fishburne as Thurgood Marshall, the civil rights pioneer appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Lyndon Johnson. Special guests: John Marshall, son of Thurgood Marshall, and George Stevens, Jr., who wrote the play Thurgood. Stevens is an award-winning writer, director and producer.
The Annual Harry Middleton Lectureship Presents: Former President Jimmy Carter
Feb 15, 2011
The LBJ Library presented a lecture by Jimmy Carter the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. Among his many foreign and domestic achievements as president, Mr. Carter is perhaps best known for negotiating the Camp David Accords and subsequent peace treaty between Egypt and Israel. In 1982, he became University Distinguished Professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and founded The Carter Center.view photos and video
Film Cluster: The King’s Speech
Feb 02, 2011
For more information about The King's Speech, please visit the film's website.
Annual Re-Gift Party
Jan 13, 2011
Future Forum Re-Gift Party.
A Screening and Discussion of The President’s Photographer with John Bredar
Dec 09, 2010
Guests of the LBJ Library and KLRU-TV, Austin PBS had the rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes in the White House through the eyes of White House photographers. On December 9, 2010, guests saw a screening of a National Geographic documentary, The President's Photographer. The video included a discussion about the documentary and White House photography with Executive Producer John Bredar and David Valdez, White House photographer for George H. W. Bush. The moderator was Mark Updegrove, LBJ Library Director.view photos and video
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots
Dec 09, 2010
In honor of Memorial Day The LBJ Library presented For Love Of Liberty: The Story Of America’s Black Patriots on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at the LBJ Auditorium.
Rising From Recession: Central Texas Strong and Sustainable
Nov 12, 2010
The Future Forum hosted the second annual fastforward Issues Forum in conjunction with Leadership Austin on November 12, 2010. This year's program, "Rising from Recession: Central Texas Strong and Sustainable," focused on economic opportunity and positioning Austin and Central Texas for continued success. The keynote address was presented by international best selling author (The Rise of the Creative Class, The Great Reset), professor, and thought-leader Richard Florida.view photos and video
An Evening With Ambassador Carlos Pascual
Nov 08, 2010
Carlos Pascual, U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, gave a comprehensive presentation on current issues impacting our neighbor to the south. The Ambassador addressed immigration, border security, violent drug cartels, and trade. The program was co-sponsored by Texas Monthly.view photos and video
The Threat of a Nuclear Iran: A Conversation with Charles Robb
Oct 27, 2010
The Future Forum convened to discuss the looming threat of a nuclear Iran with former Governor and Senator Charles Robb.view photos and video
An Evening With Sam Tanenhaus
Oct 20, 2010
Sam Tanenhaus, editor of the New York TImes Book Review, revealed the process of how books are selected for review in a program at the LBJ Library.. This program featured a conversation between Tanenhaus and Dr. David Oshinsky, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor at The University of Texas at Austin. Tanenhaus spoke about the Book Review, politics, William F. Buckley, Jr., and his book, The Death of Conservatism, which has a new chapter on the Tea Party.view photos and video
Texas Book Festival with Laura Bush
Oct 16, 2010
LBJ Library Director Mark K. Updegrove interviewed former First Lady Laura Bush to kickoff this year's Texas Book Festival, which Mrs. Bush helped found as First Lady of Texas in 1995. Returning to the festival for the first time as an author, Mrs. Bush spoke to Updegrove about her memoir, Spoken from the Heart. In a remarkably candid conversation, Mrs. Bush shared memories of her upbringing in Midland, meeting her husband, and life in the White House, including the dark days after 9/11, while discussing her post-White House activities with the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Dallas' Southern Methodist University.
Film Cluster: 9500 Liberty
Oct 04, 2010
For more information, please visit the film's website: www.9500liberty.com
Season Kick-Off Reception
Sep 23, 2010
We talked about upcoming events, recruiting new members, and catching up.
An Evening With Morley Safer and Lesley Stahl
Sep 16, 2010
Morley Safer and Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes correspondents, entertained the audience at the LBJ Library with stories about working with CBS newsman Walter Cronkite, their journalism careers, and their experiences at 60 Minutes. This program was in celebration of the Library’s current exhibit, CRONKITE: Eyewitness to a Century, co-sponsored by the UT Briscoe Center for American History.view photos and video
A Screening and Discussion of “The Fence” with Rory Kennedy
Sep 09, 2010
On September 9th, the LBJ Library hosted the Texas premiere of the HBO documentary The Fence (la barda.) In partnership with HBO Documentary Films, the Austin Film Festival, and the Texas Observer, the evening featured a screening of the documentary followed by a discussion with Rory Kennedy (Director, Writer) and Keven McAlester (Producer). Leading the discussion was author and historian, Douglas Brinkley.view photos and video
LBJ Future Forum’s Public Policy Cluster
Sep 08, 2010
LBJ Future Forum's Public Policy Cluster.
Book Club: The Next 100 Years
Jul 29, 2010
We met and discussed George Friedman’s fascinating book The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century.
Future Forum Presents: Rich Oppel, Jr.
Jul 29, 2010
On May 20, Rich Oppel, Jr. discussed the main issues we face now in Afghanistan and Pakistan, including the summer offensive in Kandahar. Oppel is a foreign correspondent for the New York Times.view photos and video
The Role of Intelligence: Lessons Learned from the 1968 Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia
Apr 16, 2010
As part of this event, the CIA's Historical Collections Division, working with the LBJ Library, put together more than 500 formerly classified documents and other historical material highlighting the role intelligence played in informing U.S. policy regarding the Soviet-Czechoslovak crisis that took place over forty years ago. A DVD containing the documents was provided to all attendees, and the collection was made available to the public on the CIA Web site.
To highlight the document release, this symposium featured scholarly discussion on the intelligence support provided to the Johnson Administration and on the lessons that can be drawn from the 1968 invasion for strategic warning and the role of intelligence in today's world.
Book Club: Game Change
Apr 15, 2010
The Book Club met and discussed Game Change by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.
Public Policy Cluster
Apr 13, 2010
The Public Policy Cluster has been reinvigorated under the leadership of Rico Reyes, and discussed current issues-- health care in particular.
Executive Power Symposium
Apr 08, 2010
The Executive Power symposium, open to the public, focused on a number of recently published books on executive power by political theorists and law professors, including former University of Texas School of Law Professor Harold Hastings Bruff, a constitutional and administrative law professor at the University of Colorado Law School.
The Symposium was co-sponsored by the LBJ Presidential Library and the School of Law.
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