• Drew Altman

      Drew Altman 

      Drew Altman is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. The Kaiser Family Foundation is a non-profit, private operating foundation. It develops and runs its own research, communications and journalism programs, often in partnership with

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    • Terry Babcock-Lumish

      Terry Babcock-Lumish 

      Terry Babcock-Lumish was appointed in January 2011 a Distinguished Lecturer and the first Newman Director of Public Policy.  In this capacity, Dr. Babcock-Lumish directs the public policy program at Roosevelt House, preparing students to

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    • Michael Beschloss

      Michael Beschloss 

      Michael Beschloss is an award-winning historian and the best-selling author of nine books on the Presidency, including the first two volumes of a trilogy on President Johnson's tape recordings. He most recently introduced and annotated the num

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    • Taylor Branch

      Taylor Branch 

      Taylor Branch is an American author and public speaker best known for his landmark narrative history of the civil rights era, America in the King Years. The trilogy’s first book, Parting the Waters: America in the King Ye

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    • Joseph A. Califano, Jr

      Joseph A. Califano, Jr 

      Joseph A. Califano, Jr. is Founder and Chairman of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University. Mr. Califano received his Bachelor of Arts degree from T

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    • Robert A. Caro

      Robert A. Caro 

      For his biographies of Robert Moses and Lyndon Johnson, Robert A. Caro has twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, twice won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Best Nonfiction Book of the Year, and has also won virtu

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    • Henry Cisneros

      Henry Cisneros 

      Henry Cisneros is Executive Chairman of the CityView companies, which work with urban homebuilders to create homes priced within the range of average families. CityView is a partner in building more than 60 communities in 13 states, incorporating more than 7,000 homes with a

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    • James P. Comer, M.D.

      James P. Comer, M.D. 

      James P. Comer, M.D. is the Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine’s Child Study Center in New Haven, Connecticut. He is known nationally and internationally for his creation in 1968 of the Comer S

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    • Ervin S. Duggan

      Ervin S. Duggan 

      While still in his early twenties, Ervin S. Duggan was recruited to the LBJ White House from his job as a reporter for the Washington Post. He served there as deputy to Douglass Cater, in an office whose portfolio included some of President Jo

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    • Jonathan Fanton

      Jonathan Fanton 

      Jonathan Fanton is a Franklin D. Roosevelt Visiting Fellow at Hunter College and was President of The MacArthur Foundation from 1999-2009.  Mr. Fanton holds a Ph.D in American History from Yale University where he taught and was Chief of Staff

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    • Frances Fox Piven

      Frances Fox Piven 

      Frances Fox Piven's work reflects a preoccupation with the uses of political science to promote democratic reform.  Piven is a scholar-citizen, equally at home in the university and in the world of politics.

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    • Richard B. Freeman

      Richard B. Freeman 

      Richard B. Freeman holds the Ascherman Chair in Economics at Harvard University and is currently serving as Faculty co-Director of the Labor and Worklife Program at the Harvard Law School. He directs the Science and Engineering Workforce Proje

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    • Patricia Albjerg Graham

      Patricia Albjerg Graham 

      Patricia Albjerg Graham began her history teaching career at Deep Creek High School serving Virginia’s Dismal Swamp in 1955 after graduating from Purdue University. Subsequently she taught high school history and English in Norfolk, Virginia a

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    • Robert Haveman

      Robert Haveman 

      Robert Haveman is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also a Research Associate at the Institute for Research on Poverty located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an Adjunct

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    • Luci Baines Johnson

      Luci Baines Johnson 

      Luci Baines Johnson, the younger daughter of Lady Bird and Lyndon Baines Johnson, is the Founder of LBJ Family Wealth Advisors, Ltd., a multi-family office managing and helping transition family wealth from one generation to the next. Ms. Johnson is also founder of BusinesSu

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    • Ira Katznelson

      Ira Katznelson 

      Ira Katznelson is Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University, where he received his BA in 1966 and first taught after earning his PhD in history from Cambridge University in 1969.  Before returning to Columbia in

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    • Nick Kotz

      Nick Kotz 

      As a reporter for the Des Moines Register and the Washington Post, and as a freelance writer, Nick Kotz has won many of journalism’s most important honors, including the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Wash

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    • John Lewis

      John Lewis 

      John Lewis was born the son of sharecroppers on February 21, 1940, outside of Troy, Alabama. As a young boy, he was inspired by the activism surrounding the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In those pivot

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    • Theodore R. Marmor

      Theodore R. Marmor 

      Theodore R. Marmor is Professor Emeritus in three units of Yale University: the School of Management, the School of Law, and the Department of Political Science.  From 1992 to 2003, he was the Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s p

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    • Senator George McGovern

      Senator George McGovern 

      George McGovern was the Democratic Party's candidate for President in 1972, and lost to incumbent President Richard M. Nixon in one of the most lopsided landslides in American political history. His father

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    • Walter F. Mondale

      Walter F. Mondale 

      Walter F. Mondale’s record of public service includes Vice President of the United States, U.S. Ambassador to Japan, U.S. Senator and Attorney General for the State of Minnesota.  He was also the Democratic Party’s nominee for President in 198

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    • Bill Moyers

      Bill Moyers 

      Widely acclaimed as one of America’s most prolific and respected journalists, Bill Moyers has received every major award for his life’s work, including over 35 Emmys from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.  He

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    • Cordelia Reimers

      Cordelia Reimers 

      Cordelia Reimers is a Professor Emerita of Economics at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where she taught from 1982 to 2003.  Last spring she returned to Hunter as a Visiting Professor of Urban Affairs

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    • Jonathan Rosenberg

      Jonathan Rosenberg 

      Jonathan Rosenberg teaches U.S. history at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His research focuses on thehistory of the United States in a global context. His current project, From the New World: Int

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    • Bob Schieffer

      Bob Schieffer 

      Bob Schieffer is CBS News' Chief Washington Correspondent, moderator of Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer and former anchor of the CBS Evening News. He is one of Washington's most experienced reporters, having covered all four major beats in

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    • David Steiner

      David Steiner 

      For the last quarter century, David Steiner has devoted his professional work to the cause of education reform.  A few milestones: As Chair of the Department of Education Policy at Boston University, he authored what became nationally debated

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    • The Honorable Louis W. Sullivan, M.D.

      The Honorable Louis W. Sullivan, M.D. 

      Louis W. Sullivan, M.D., is chairman of the board of the National Health Museum in Atlanta, Georgia, whose goal is to improve the health of Americans by enhancing health literacy and advancing healthy behaviors.  He also is chairman of the Was

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    • Mark K. Updegrove

      Mark K. Updegrove 

      Mark K. Updegrove has been Director of the LBJ Library & Museum since October 2009. He serves as the Library’s fourth Director since its opening in 1971. Called "one of the country's best historians" by CNN, Updegrove is

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    • Senator Leticia Van de Putte

      Senator Leticia Van de Putte 

      Senator Leticia Van de Putte, a pharmacist for more than 32 years, represents a large portion of San Antonio and Bexar County. A former-five term state representative, she is now serving her fifth term as Texas State Senator for District 26. Nationally, Senator Van de Put

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    • Joseph P. Viteritti

      Joseph P. Viteritti 

      Joseph P. Viteritti is the Thomas Hunter Professor of Public Policy and Faculty Chair of the Public Policy Program at Roosevelt House. He also serves as Chair of the Urban Affairs & Planning Department at Hunter College.  Professor Viterit

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    • Randall B. Woods

      Randall B. Woods 

      Randall B. Woods is the John A. Cooper Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Arkansas. Among his books are  A Changing of the Guard: Anglo-American Relations, 1941-1946,

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    • Steffie Woolhandler

      Steffie Woolhandler 

      Dr.  Woolhandler has earned degrees from Stanford University (BA Economics), LSU Medical Center (MD), and U.C. Berkeley (MPH) as well as an honorary degree from Harvard (MA).  She has worked as a primary care internist for decades, has authore

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    • William J. vanden Heuvel

      William J. vanden Heuvel 

      Ambassador vanden Heuvel has served as Deputy U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and as U.S. Permanent Representative to the European office of the UN.  He is the Chair Emeritus and Founder of the Franklin and E

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  • Schedule


    • March 14, 2012
      • 5:00 pm - 7:15 pmKeynote Address: Robert A. Caro

        Presidential Leadership: Making Washington Work Panel
    • March 15, 2012
      • 8:45 am - 9:40 amKeynote Address: Michael Beschloss
      • 9:40 am - 10:55 amPoverty and Economic Opportunity Panel
      • 11:15 am - 12:30 pmHealth Care Panel
      • 1:30 pm - 2:15 pmSpeaker: Randall B. Woods
      • 2:15 pm - 3:30 pmEducation Panel
      • 4:00 pm - 5:15 pmCivil Rights Panel

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