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Tuesday, April 8
 

12:35pm

Gay Marriage: A Civil Right?
As the issue of gay marriage is decided in courts across the country, two ideologically disparate attorneys discuss their joint effort in arguing against California’s Proposition 8 before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Moderators
avatar for John Avlon

John Avlon

Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Beast
John Avlon is the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Beast and a CNN political analyst. He is the author of Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics and Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America as well as an editor of the anthology Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns. Previously, he was chief speechwriter for New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. He won the... Read More →

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David Boies

Attorney
Mr. Boies is the Chairman of Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP. | | Mr. Boies served as Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the United States Senate Antitrust Subcommittee in 1978 and Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee in 1979. | | In 1991-1993, Mr. Boies was counsel to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, recovering $1.2 billion from companies who sold junk bonds to failed savings and loan... Read More →
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Theodore B. Olson

Attorney and former U.S. Solicitor General
Theodore B. Olson is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the international law firm, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.  He is Co-Chair of the firm’s Appellate and Constitutional Law and Crisis Management Practice groups. He was Solicitor General of the United States from 2001-2004 and Assistant Attorney General in charge of the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel from 1981-1984. Mr. Olson has argued 60 cases... Read More →


Tuesday April 8, 2014 12:35pm - 1:40pm
LBJ Auditorium

1:40pm

Pathway to the American Dream: Immigration Policy in the 21st Century

An examination of the complex issue of immigration in 21st century America.

Introduction:  Ben Barnes, Former Lieutenant Governor of Texas


Moderators
avatar for Brian Sweany

Brian Sweany

Brian D. Sweany is a senior executive editor at Texas Monthly, where he began his career in journalism as an intern in 1996. Born in Richardson and raised in Plano, Sweany earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of North Texas, in Denton, and a master’s degree in English literature from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Sweany has also worked as an assistant professor in the journalism department... Read More →

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avatar for Haley Barbour

Haley Barbour

Former Governor of Mississippi
Haley Barbour, Founding Partner of BGR Group, returned to BGR in January 2012 after serving two consecutive terms as Governor of Mississippi, including two years as the Chairman of the Republican Governors Association (RGA). Governor Barbour began his political career in 1968, dropping out of college to work on Richard Nixon’s presidential campaign; in 1976, he ran Gerald Ford’s fall campaign in the Southeast. In 1982, he ran for... Read More →
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Julián Castro

Mayor of San Antonio
A San Antonio native, Mayor Julián Castro is the youngest mayor of a Top 50 American city.  First elected on May 9, 2009, Mayor Castro was re-elected to a third term in 2013.  Mayor Castro has focused on attracting well-paying jobs in 21st century industries, positioning San Antonio to be a leader in the New Energy Economy and raising educational attainment across the spectrum. Mayor Castro is a member of the Inter-American... Read More →


Tuesday April 8, 2014 1:40pm - 2:40pm
LBJ Auditorium

2:40pm

Music and Social Consciousness

An exploration of music as a catalyst for social change, featuring two Rock and Roll Hall of Famers.

Introduction: Patty Griffin, GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter

Moderators
avatar for Bob Santelli

Bob Santelli

Executive Director, GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE
Robert Santelli was named Executive Director of The GRAMMY Museum in 2006.  A noted blues and rock historian, Santelli is also the author of more than a dozen books on American music. | | In 1993, Santelli was one of the original curators of the then nascent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, moving to Cleveland in 1995 to become the museum’s first Director of Education and Vice President of Public Programs. In 2000, he became... Read More →

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avatar for Graham Nash

Graham Nash

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter
Legendary singer-songwriter Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee-with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame twice, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner. Nash’s passionate voice continues to be heard in support of peace, and social and environmental justice. The No Nukes/Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) concerts he... Read More →
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Mavis Staples

GRAMMY Award-winning singer and civil rights activist
There are few living musicians who can lay claim to being the voice of America's conscience, and even fewer who continue to make vital music. As a solo performer and with the family group she is so identified with, the Staple Singers, Mavis has managed to transform herself as she goes, yet never alter. From the delta-gospel sound she helped create in the 1950s, to the engaged protest of the civil rights era, to a series of soul radio anthems in... Read More →


Tuesday April 8, 2014 2:40pm - 4:00pm
LBJ Auditorium

6:00pm

Conversation with Former President Jimmy Carter
Conversation between Former President Jimmy Carter and Mark K. Updegrove

Prelude:
Musical performance by Graham Nash, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer-songwriter
Welcome: Harry Middleton, Former Director, LBJ Presidential Library
Introduction: David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
 

Moderators
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Mark K. Updegrove

Director, LBJ Presidential Library
Mark K. Updegrove became the fourth director of the LBJ Presidential Library in October 2009. Earlier in his career, he served as publisher of Newsweek, Los Angeles manager of Time, and president of Time Canada, Time's separate Canadian edition and operation. Updegrove is the author of three books on the presidency: Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency; Baptism by Fire: Eight Presidents Who Took Office in Times of Crisis; and Second... Read More →

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Jimmy Carter

Thirty-ninth President of the United States
Jimmy Carter, thirty-ninth president of the United States, was born October 1, 1924, in the small farming town of Plains, Georgia, and grew up in the nearby community of Archery.  He attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and received a B.S. degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1946. In the Navy he became a submariner, serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets and rising to the... Read More →


Tuesday April 8, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
LBJ Auditorium
 
Wednesday, April 9
 

12:35pm

LBJ and MLK: Fulfilling a Promise, Realizing a Dream

An inside look at the consequential and complex partnership between President Lyndon Johnson and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the issue of civil rights.

Introduction: Tom Johnson, Executive Assistant to President Lyndon Johnson and former President & Chairman of CNN



Moderators
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Todd Purdum

Author and Journalist
Todd S. Purdum is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and senior writer at Politico. He spent more than twenty years at The New York Times, where he served as diplomatic correspondent, White House correspondent, and Los Angeles bureau chief. His new book, An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, was published on April 1. A graduate of Princeton University, he lives in Washington... Read More →

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avatar for Taylor Branch

Taylor Branch

Historian and Author
Taylor Branch is an American author and public speaker best known for his landmark trilogy on the civil rights era, America in the King Years. The trilogy’s first book, Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63, won the Pulitzer Prize and numerous other awards in 1989. Two successive volumes also gained critical and popular success: Pillar of Fire: America in the King Years, 1963-65, and At Canaan’s Edge: America in the... Read More →
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Joseph A. Califano, Jr.

Special Assistant to President Lyndon Johnson
Joseph A. Califano, Jr. is Founder and Chair Emeritus of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.  He was General Counsel of the Department of the Army and Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense before becoming a Special Assistant to President Johnson from 1965 to 1969.  He served as President Johnson’s top domestic aide, led the preparation of the President’s legislative... Read More →
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Andrew Young

Former Congressman and United Nations Ambassador
Andrew Young has always viewed his career through the lens of his first career - that of ordained minister.  His work for civil and human rights, his many years in public office as Congressman, United Nations Ambassador and Mayor, his leadership of the Atlanta Olympic Games, his advocacy of investment in Africa through GoodWorks International, and the establishment of the Andrew J. Young Foundation are all a response to his call to serve... Read More →


Wednesday April 9, 2014 12:35pm - 1:40pm
LBJ Auditorium

1:40pm

Sports: Leveling the Playing Field

Presented by the McGarr Symposium on Sports and Society

Hall of Famers Jim Brown and Bill Russell look back at their efforts to use their platforms in football and basketball, respectively, to raise awareness for civil rights

Introduction: Michael Cramer, Director, The Texas Program in Sports and Media at The University of Texas


Moderators
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Harry Edwards

Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley
Harry Edwards was born in St. Louis but grew up in East Saint Louis, Illinois. After an outstanding athletic career at East St. Louis High, he graduated in 1960 and was awarded an athletic scholarship to San Jose State University from which he graduated in 1964 with high honors.  He subsequently was awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and a University Fellowship to Cornell University where he completed a M.A. and a Ph. D. in sociology. ... Read More →

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Jim Brown

Hall of Fame running back for the NFL Cleveland Browns
Jim Brown is known worldwide for his Hall of Fame football exploits and later gained notoriety as an actor. He became the first African American actor portrayed in a leading role in action films, starring in such notable films such as “Three the Hard Way,” “100 Rifles,” “Slaughter,” and “The Dirty Dozen.” He has also boldly stood up for civil rights, fighting for equality and against injustice with... Read More →
avatar for Bill Russell

Bill Russell

Hall of Fame center for the NBA Boston Celtics


Wednesday April 9, 2014 1:40pm - 2:40pm
LBJ Auditorium

2:40pm

Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement: Views from the Front Line
Three civil rights legends look back at the movement they helped to forge, and how it continues to resonate in America today, while exploring the civil rights issues of the 21st century

Introduction: Bernice A. King, Chief Executive Officer, The King Center



Moderators
avatar for Lonnie G. Bunch, III

Lonnie G. Bunch, III

Founding Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
Historian, author, curator, and educator, Lonnie G. Bunch, III is the founding director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.  The museum will be built on the national Mall on a five-acre site adjacent to the Washington Monument and opposite the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. As a public historian, a scholar who brings history to the people, Bunch has spent nearly 30... Read More →

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Julian Bond

Former Chairman, NAACP
Julian Bond is a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement. While a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, he helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and served as communications director. He was elected Board Chairman of the NAACP in 1998. Bond graduated from Morehouse and helped found the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was the organization's president from 1971 to 1979. Bond was elected to the Georgia House of... Read More →
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John Lewis

U.S Representative, Georgia
Often called "one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced," John Lewis has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls "The Beloved Community” in America. His dedication to the highest ethical standards and moral principles has won him the admiration of many of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the United States Congress. He was born the son... Read More →
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Andrew Young

Former Congressman and United Nations Ambassador
Andrew Young has always viewed his career through the lens of his first career - that of ordained minister.  His work for civil and human rights, his many years in public office as Congressman, United Nations Ambassador and Mayor, his leadership of the Atlanta Olympic Games, his advocacy of investment in Africa through GoodWorks International, and the establishment of the Andrew J. Young Foundation are all a response to his call to serve... Read More →


Wednesday April 9, 2014 2:40pm - 4:00pm
LBJ Auditorium

6:00pm

Address by Former President William Jefferson Clinton
Address by Former President William Jefferson Clinton

Prelude:
Musical performance by Ms. Mavis Staples, GRAMMY award-winning singer and civil rights activist
Readings:  Julian Bond, Luci Baines Johnson, Bernice A. King, Lynda Johnson Robb, and Andrew Young

Welcome: Mark K. Updegrove, Director, LBJ Presidential Library

Introduction: Vernon Jordan, Civil rights activist and adviser to President Clinton


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avatar for Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton

Forty-second President of the United States
William Jefferson Clinton, the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice, led the U.S. to the longest economic expansion in American history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs. After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the William J. Clinton Foundation with the mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote healthier childhoods, and protect the environment by fostering... Read More →


Wednesday April 9, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
LBJ Auditorium
 
Thursday, April 10
 

11:30am

Keynote Address by the President of the United States, Barack Obama
Keynote Address by the President of the United States, Barack Obama

Prelude:
Musical performance by Mavis Staples, GRAMMY award-winning singer and civil rights activist
Welcome: Mark K. Updegrove, Director, LBJ Presidential Library
Introduction: John Lewis, U.S. Representative, Georgia

Speakers
avatar for President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

Forty-fourth President of the United States
Barack H. Obama is the 44th President of the United States. | | His story is the American story — values from the heartland, a middle-class upbringing in a strong family, hard work and education as the means of getting ahead, and the conviction that a life so blessed should be lived in service to others. | | With a father from Kenya and a mother from Kansas, President Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961. He was raised with... Read More →


Thursday April 10, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
LBJ Auditorium

2:05pm

Social Justice in the 21st Century: Empowering Minds, Changing Hearts, and Inspiring Service

Leaders in social justice issues of today discuss their initiatives to direct 21st century social change.

Introduction: Ambassador Bob Hutchings, Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs


Moderators
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Shirley Franklin

Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and former Mayor of Atlanta
Shirley Franklin joined the LBJ School of Public Affairs as the Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor of Ethics and Political Values in 2013. Franklin served as Mayor of the City of Atlanta from 2002 to 2010.  Upon her election, she became the first African-American woman elected mayor of any major Southern city. Her public service career began in 1978 when she served as Atlanta's Commissioner of Cultural Affairs. She was later appointed... Read More →

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Lex Frieden

Professor of Biomedical Informatics, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)
Lex Frieden is one of the foremost policy experts, researchers, and disability rights activists in the United States. He is best known as one of the architects of the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. Frieden is currently a professor of Biomedical Informatics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). He also serves as the director of the Southwest ADA Center at TIRR... Read More →
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David Robinson

Hall of Fame center for the NBA San Antonio Spurs and honored philanthropist
Named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history, David Robinson led the San Antonio Spurs to the 1999 and 2003 NBA Championship Titles.  Robinson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009 and is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist. | | Robinson has raised close to $40 million for The Carver Academy, an independent school designed to serve pre-K through eighth-grade students in San Antonio.  Robinson takes... Read More →
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Maria Shriver

Humanitarian, journalist and former First Lady of California
Maria Shriver is a mother of four, a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, a six-time New York Times best-selling author, and an NBC News Special Anchor covering the shifting roles, emerging power, and evolving needs of women in modern life. Since 2009, Shriver has produced a groundbreaking series of Shriver Reports that chronicle and explore seismic shifts in the American culture and society affecting women today. Shriver... Read More →
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Steve Stoute

Founder and CEO, Translation
Steve Stoute has made a career of helping Fortune 500 companies thrive in the world of popular culture. He is the founder and CEO of the marketing firm Translation, whose client roster includes iconic brands like State Farm, McDonald’s Corporation, and Anheuser-Busch InBev. In 2014, Stoute was named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business. In 2013, Advertising Age recognized Stoute as its Executive... Read More →


Thursday April 10, 2014 2:05pm - 3:00pm
LBJ Auditorium

4:00pm

Education: The Ultimate Civil Right

A conversation on the state of education today, its obstacles and opportunities.

Introduction: Larry R. Faulkner, Former President of The University of Texas at Austin



Moderators
avatar for Bob Schieffer

Bob Schieffer

CBS News reporter and host of "Face the Nation"
2014 marks Schieffer’s 57th year as a reporter and his 45th year at CBS News.  He is one of the few broadcast or print journalists to have covered all four major beats in the nation's capital – the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and Capitol Hill. | | Schieffer has served as the moderator of FACE THE NATION, CBS News’ Sunday public affairs broadcast, since 1991. He anchored the CBS EVENING NEWS from... Read More →

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avatar for George Miller

George Miller

U.S. Representative, California
Congressman George Miller is the Senior Democrat on the House Education and Workforce Committee and a leading advocate in Congress on education, labor, the economy, and the environment. First elected in 1975, he now represents the 11th District of California in the East Bay of San Francisco. A principal author of major laws affecting America’s education system, labor and health policy, and the protection of natural resources, Miller... Read More →
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Margaret Spellings

President, George W. Bush Presidential Center and former Secretary of Education
Margaret Spellings is the president of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. She oversees all aspects of Bush Foundation activities, including leadership of the George W. Bush Institute, management of George W. Bush Presidential Center business operations, and collaboration with the National Archives and Records Administration, which operates the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Previously Spellings was president and CEO of... Read More →


Thursday April 10, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
LBJ Auditorium

5:30pm

Remarks by Former President George W. Bush
Remarks by former President George W. Bush

Welcome:
Bill Powers, President of The University of Texas at Austin

Introduction: Mark K. Updegrove, Director, LBJ Presidential Library



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avatar for George W. Bush

George W. Bush

Forty-third President of the United States
George W. Bush served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001-2009. President Bush was born on July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut, to Barbara and George H.W. Bush – later the 41st President of the United States.  In 1948, the family moved to Texas, where George W. Bush grew up in Midland and Houston.  He received a bachelor’s degree in history from Yale University in 1968 and a master’s degree in... Read More →


Thursday April 10, 2014 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Tenth Floor Atrium