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Location:
LBJ Student Center Teaching Theater; Teaching Theater
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Janet Hale
McCoy College of Business
jh29@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Texas State Net Impact and McCoy College of Business
This roundtable event will feature community leaders with discussion focused on Texas State's 2021-2022 Common Experience theme of Compassion. Speakers:
  • Phyllis Snodgrass, Habitat for Humanity
  • Judge Deborah Wigington, Comal County Court at Law #3
  • Major Robert Webb, Salvation Army, San Antonio
No registration required.
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Location:
UAC 105
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Sherri Mora, sm43@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science
It is often said that redistricting is a blood sport, a contentious battle for political control and self-preservation. The Texas Legislature is now in the process of drawing new political maps for the state’s congressional, legislative and State Board of Education districts. These new maps will shape Texas politics for the next ten years. How will the proposed maps favor Republicans who control the process?  How will they reflect the demographic changes that have taken place in Texas? Will there be legal challenges? What is a fair redistricting process?  These are some of the issues the panel will discuss.

The talk features a number of academics from schools across Texas and beyond, including Dr. Mark P. Jones,
Rice University; Dr. Michael Faber, Texas State University; Dr. Rebecca Theobald, University of Colorado; Dr. Betsygail Rand, Texas Lutheran University; and moderator T. Vance McMahan, Texas State University.
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Location:
Zoom ID : 927 299 0745
Password: 050115
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Jessica Myers, swipstxst@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Supporting Women in Public Science
Join Supporting Women in Public Science (SWIPS) as they host Dr. Hyun Yun of the Political Science Department! Dr. Yun will speak on her career, research, and experience as a woman in the field.
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Location:
UAC 105; 105
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Dr. Marc Wallace, maw301@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science, Discourse in Democracy, Common Experience, ICMA-TXST
Director Ortiz will discuss how the City of Austin's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is the coordinating focal point before, during, and after emergencies for Austin, Texas. Like a conductor leading an orchestra, the office ensures that each city department has the resources it needs to function during a disaster. This allows residents to continue receiving valuable services to minimize disruptions to their lives.

Mr. Ortiz received his Bachelor of Science in Emergency Administration and Disaster Planning from the University of North Texas in 1994. Since then, he has coordinated emergency response departments in Corpus Christi (1998-2003), Fort Worth (2003-2017), and Austin (2017-present).

During his tenure as Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Response for the City of Austin, Mr. Ortiz has coordinated the city’s response to Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Laura, the Colorado River Flood, COVID-19, and Winter Storm Uri.

For more information about Mr. Ortiz, visit the HSEM website: austintexas.gov…
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Location:
Zoom ID: 927 299 0745
Password: 050115
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Campus Sponsor:
Supporting Women in Public Science
Join Supporting Women in Public Science (SWIPS) as they host Dr. Michelle Evans! Dr. Evans will speak on her career, her research and teaching, and her experience as a woman in the field.
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Location:
Zoom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
politicalscience@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Department of Political Science, Discourse in Democracy
Michael Lind, University of Texas, speaks on "America's New Class War." He contends that America’s highly polarized political scene is driven by a class war that cuts across existing ideological and partisan divides and which pits an entrenched and primarily coastal establishment—the “managerial overclass”—against the working class concentrated in the American heartland.  To reunite America, Dr. Lind argues we must reject both the neo-liberalism of the managerial elite and the populism of their working-class adversaries in favor of democratic pluralism that incorporates the concerns and interests of all Americans.

Michael Lind is a professor of practice at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas-Austin. His many books include The Next American Nation (1995), The Radical Center: The Future of American Politics (2001), The American Way of Strategy (2006), Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States (2012) and The New Class War: Saving Democracy from the Managerial Elite (2020). His articles have appeared in a wide variety of publications and journals including The New York Times, The  Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Harper’s National Review, The Atlantic, Nation, Foreign Affairs, Salon, The National Interest, American Affairs, Foreign Policy, and The Financial Times. He is the  co-founder of the New America Foundation.

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