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Trump: Year One [clear filter]
Saturday, September 23

8:30am CDT

Trump and the Presidency
How the institution has fared so far

Supported by Pearson

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Bryan Curtis (mod.)

Editor at Large for The Ringer
Curtis is editor at large for The Ringer, a website covering sports, technology and pop culture. Previously, he served as a national correspondent at Newsweek and The Daily Beast, and was a columnist at Play, the New York Times’ sports magazine, as well as Slate and Texas Monthly... Read More →

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H.W. Brands

Presidential Historian and Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin
Brands joined the University of Texas at Austin in 2005, where he teaches history and writing. He is a bestselling author on American history and politics, including The General vs. the President, Reagan, and Andrew Jackson. Brands is a regular guest on national radio and television... Read More →
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Douglas Brinkley

Professor of History at Rice University and CNN Presidential Historian
Brinkley is a professor of history and Baker Institute fellow at Rice University, presidential historian for CNN and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Audubon. He is the author of several award-winning books, including "The Great Deluge" and "Cronkite." Brinkley also served... Read More →
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Mara Liasson

National Political Correspondent for NPR and Contributor for Fox News
Liasson covers national politics for NPR, reporting regularly on All Things Considered and Morning Edition. She joined NPR in 1985 as a general assignment reporter and later served as NPR’s White House correspondent during the Clinton administration. Liasson also joined FOX News... Read More →

Saturday September 23, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
Hogg Memorial Auditorium

9:50am CDT

Trump and National Security
Is America’s place in the world stronger? And are we safer?

Supported by the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin

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Robert Chesney (mod.)

Professor of Law at the University of Texas Law School
Chesney serves on the faculty of the University of Texas School of Law and is director of the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. He is also a faculty member at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. His work focuses on U.S. national security policies and institutions... Read More →

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Joaquin Castro

U.S. Representative
Castro, D-San Antonio, was first elected in 2012 to represent Texas’ Congressional District 20. He serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. In 2013, Castro was elected president of the freshman Democratic class. Previously... Read More →
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Kathleen Hicks

Senior Vice President at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Hicks is a frequent writer and lecturer on U.S. foreign policy; national security strategy, forces and budget; and strategic futures. Previously, she served in the U.S. Department of Defense as principal deputy undersecretary for policy, where she assisted in the development and oversight... Read More →
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Will Hurd

U.S. Representative
Hurd, R-Helotes, has represented Texas’ 23rd Congressional District since 2015. He is a member of both the House Homeland Security Committee and the Oversight & Government Reform Committee as well as the Select Committee on Intelligence. He also serves as chairman of the Information... Read More →
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Malcolm Nance

Executive Director of the Terror Asymmetric Project and Counterterrorism & Intelligence Expert for MSNBC
Nance is executive director of the Terror Asymmetrics Project, a nonprofit virtual defense research institute. He is a career counterterrorism and intelligence officer with over 33 years of experience with the U.S. Navy, Special Operations, Homeland Security and Central Intelligence... Read More →

Saturday September 23, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
Hogg Memorial Auditorium

11:10am CDT

Trump and Congress
Two members of the Texas delegation to the U.S. House on what it’s like to work with the administration so far

Supported by Vistra Energy

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Abby Livingston

Washington Bureau Chief for The Texas Tribune
Livingston joined the Tribune in 2014 as the lead reporter in Washington, D.C. She has covered political campaigns, House leadership and Congress for Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper. Previously, Livingston pitched and produced political segments for CNN’s John King, USA, worked... Read More →

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Michael Burgess

U.S. Representative
Burgess, R-Lewisville, has represented Texas’ 26th Congressional District since 2003. He serves on the House Energy & Commerce Committee and is chairman of the Subcommittee on Health. He is also a member of the House Digital Commerce & Consumer Protection and Oversight & Investigations... Read More →
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Henry Cuellar

U.S. Representative
Cuellar, D-Laredo, was first elected in 2005 to represent Texas’ Congressional District 28. He serves on the House Appropriations Committee and on the Subcommittees on Homeland Security and Transportation, Housing & Urban Development. Previously, Cuellar served as secretary of state... Read More →

Saturday September 23, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
Hogg Memorial Auditorium

1:45pm CDT

Trump and the Resistance
The president’s opponents have taken to the streets, trying to turn a moment into a movement

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Jamelle Bouie

Chief Political Correspondent for Slate
Bouie is chief political correspondent for Slate Magazine and a political analyst for CBS News, where he covers elections, campaigns and national affairs. His work has been featured in The Washington Post, The New Yorker, The Nation, and other national publications. Prior to joining... Read More →

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Crisanta Duran

Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives
Duran has served in the Colorado House of Representatives since 2010 and was elected speaker in 2016. She represents House District 5 in Central Denver and served as the House Majority Leader in the 2015 and 2016 legislative sessions. Duran is the recipient of the 2016 Emily’s List... Read More →
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Ezra Levin

Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Indivisible Project
Levin co-founded the Indivisible Project, a grassroots progressive advocacy organization, following the 2016 election. Previously, he served as associate director of federal policy for Prosperity Now and worked on poverty policy at the Corporation for Enterprise Development. Additionally... Read More →
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DeRay Mckesson

Civil Rights Activist and Organizer
Mckesson is a prominent activist within the Black Lives Matter movement and an outspoken voice against police violence. He began speaking out against police violence during the August 2014 protests in Ferguson, Mo. and has since amassed a large online following. In 2015, Mckesson... Read More →
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Cecile Richards

President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Richards joined Planned Parenthood in 2006, where she oversees more than 600 affiliate health centers and advocates for reproductive rights. In 2011, she led a nationwide campaign to preserve Planned Parenthood preventive care through federal programs. Previously, Richards served... Read More →

Saturday September 23, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Hogg Memorial Auditorium

3:05pm CDT

Trump and Mexico
It’s about so much more than who pays for the wall

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Jay Root (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Root is an award-winning journalist and author of Oops! A Diary from the 2012 Campaign Trail, an insider’s account of Rick Perry’s gaffe-filled run for president. Since 2011, Root has been a senior political and investigative reporter at the Texas Tribune. Last year Root oversaw... Read More →

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Henry Cuellar

U.S. Representative
Cuellar, D-Laredo, was first elected in 2005 to represent Texas’ Congressional District 28. He serves on the House Appropriations Committee and on the Subcommittees on Homeland Security and Transportation, Housing & Urban Development. Previously, Cuellar served as secretary of state... Read More →
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Veronica Escobar

El Paso County Judge
Escobar is currently serving her second term as El Paso County judge. Previously, she served as county commissioner for Precinct 2 and as a member of numerous boards and commissions in El Paso, where she focused on border policy, education and youth leadership development. In August... Read More →
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Antonio Garza

Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico
Garza served as the U.S. ambassador to Mexico from 2002 to 2009. Before his appointment, he served as the Texas secretary of state and as chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission. He is currently counsel in the Mexico City office of White and Case and chairman of Vianovo Ventures... Read More →
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Sid Miller

Texas Agriculture Commissioner
Miller has served as Agriculture Commissioner since 2014. Previously, he served six terms in the Texas House. During his tenure, Miller chaired the Agriculture & Livestock Committee and Homeland Security & Public Safety committees. Miller also served on the State Agriculture Policy... Read More →
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Francisco Cabeza de Vaca

Governor of Tamaulipas, Mexico
Cabeza de Vaca has served as the governor of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, which borders Texas from Webb County to Brownsville, since 2016. He previously served as mayor of Reynosa, a border city across from Hidalgo, Texas, and as a federal senator. As governor, Cabeza de Vaca... Read More →

Saturday September 23, 2017 3:05pm - 4:05pm CDT
Hogg Memorial Auditorium

4:25pm CDT

Trump, Ethics and the Law
Comey. Mueller. Russia. Emoluments. Are we making something out of nothing?

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Dave Levinthal (mod.)

Senior Political Reporter at the Center for Public Integrity
Levinthal joined the Center for Public Integrity, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit news organization, in 2013 and leads a reporting team investigating the influence of money in federal politics. Previously, he reported on campaign finance and lobbying issues for Politico. Levinthal... Read More →

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Matthew Miller

Former Director of the Office of Public Affairs for the Department of Justice
Miller is currently a partner at Vianovo, a strategic advisory firm for brand, policy and crisis issues. He previously led the Department of Justice’s communications team under President Barack Obama and served as spokesman for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Miller also previously... Read More →
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Richard Painter

Chief Ethics Lawyer for President George W. Bush's Administration and Vice Chairman of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
Painter served as chief ethics lawyer for President Bush from 2005 to 2007. He serves as vice chairman of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a nonprofit organization of lawyers and researchers focused on campaign finance reform and ethics law. Painter is also a... Read More →
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Walter Shaub

Senior Director of Ethics at the Campaign Legal Center and Former Director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics
Shaub was appointed director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics by President Obama in 2013. Previously, he served as the office’s deputy general counsel and also as a supervisory attorney. Shaub also worked as an attorney focusing on federal employment law for a private firm... Read More →
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Ken Starr

Former Solicitor General of the United States
Starr is a lawyer and judge who served as solicitor general under President George H.W. Bush, where he supervised and conducted government litigation before the U.S. Supreme Court. In the 1990s, he was appointed independent counsel to investigate the Whitewater controversy during... Read More →

Saturday September 23, 2017 4:25pm - 5:25pm CDT
Hogg Memorial Auditorium