University of Texas
June 4-7, 2013
The Texas Institute is a fast-paced, four day exploration of Texas politics and the American Presidency. Here is your chance to interact with political movers and shakers at the local, state and national levels.
At the State Capitol in Austin, you will have the opportunity to speak to the leaders who shape Texas policy. Recent Institute speakers have included officials from the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government, journalists and state lobbyists. You will also spend time analyzing the American Presidency by questioning experts at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library at UT Austin. What legacies did LBJ and other U.S. Presidents leave to the American people? This question and others will push you to examine your political values and expectations.
Not only will you have the opportunity to polish your leadership and speaking skills, and explore today’s most important political issues, but you will meet other high school students like you who want to get involved and make a difference.
- The Texas Budget and its Impact on Public Education
- Statesmanship in the Statehouse – Political Elite and Powerbrokers of Texas
- Tackling the Need for Immigration Reform
- Teachers Unions: Protecting Educators or Blocking Needed Reforms
- A look at the 2012 Presidential Race