Melinda Gates, Jamie Dimon, Darren Walker and Others Highlight LBJ School’s 50th Anniversary – UT News

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AUSTIN, Texas — Fifty years ago this fall, the Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin opened its doors to educate young people to become bold “thinkers and doers.” To commemorate President Lyndon Johnson’s founding vision and to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the LBJ School will present two virtual forums showcasing prominent global leaders who personify Johnson and inspire the next generation to creatively take on the world’s most important challenges.
The forums, at 7 p.m. (CT) on Monday, Oct. 5, and Monday, Oct. 12, will explore big ideas and fresh solutions around today’s most pressing issues, including racial justice and equality, voting rights and access, health care, jobs, education, immigration, the environment and the state of democracy — all critical issues that LBJ took on as he implemented the most ambitious legislative agenda in modern history. The forums are designed to generate hope for the future and inspire bold solutions.
“This once-in-a lifetime anniversary reflects the force of 50 years of impact by those who have taught at and attended the LBJ School. It also enables us to forge new pathways to think and act to create a brighter future,” said Angela Evans, …

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