LBJ School presents 50th Forum: 'In the Arena: The LBJ Era… to the Present'

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October 8, 2020
LBJ 50th Anniversary Forum, Oct. 5, 2020: The LBJ Era… to the Present

On Monday, Oct. 5, the LBJ School of Public Affairs presented the first forum of its 50th anniversary celebration. The prime-time presentation, "In the Arena: The LBJ Era… to the Present," featured some of today's most important thinkers and doers discussing how President Johnson's legacy of bold action inspired their work to fight for change on critical issues from racial justice and equality to health care, jobs and poverty.

"This once-in-a lifetime anniversary not only reflects the force of 50 years of impact by those who taught at and attended the LBJ School, but more importantly, it also musters this force to forge new pathways to think about and act upon the future," said Angela Evans, dean of the LBJ School. "We thank the LBJ Foundation for its support of this ambitious endeavor and its shared commitment to ignite emerging generations of young people driven by purpose and a desire to build a better world."

The Forum is below and online at and the LBJ School's YouTube channel.

Forum I: In the Arena: The LBJ Era… to the Present (Oct. 5, 2020)

Forum II: In the Arena: Defining a New Destiny (Oct. 12, 2020)