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LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin to host international leadership conference

Preparing society’s future leaders will be the focus of an international conference at The University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs from Sunday through Wednesday (Jan. 21-24).

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AUSTIN, Texas—Preparing society’s future leaders will be the focus of an international conference at The University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs from Sunday through Wednesday (Jan. 21-24).

Sponsored by the LBJ School’s Center for Ethical Leadership, the conference will enable participants from diverse national, educational and leadership backgrounds to share their thoughts on how ethnic, national and cultural differences affect the exercise of leadership and explore how emerging trends will shape the need for future leaders.

Registration is $200 and includes instructional fees, materials, scheduled meals and break-time refreshments. The majority of the conference will be held at the Thompson Conference Center, located adjacent to the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the corner of Red River and Dean Keeton streets.

The conference, titled “Models of Ethical Leadership for a Changing World,” is designed to create a community of educators who share the goal of developing ethical leaders to serve society. Community empowerment, health care, government organizations and ethics are among the workshop topics. Some sessions will be devoted to particular regions and nations, including Latin America, the Balkans, Kuwait, South Korea and South Africa.

Keynote speakers representing U.S. institutions will include Ernesto Cortÿs, Southwest regional director of Industrial Areas Foundation; William May, professor of ethics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas; and Robert D. Putnam, director of The Saguaro Seminar and professor of public policy at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Keynote speakers from other countries will include Heinrich von Baer, rector at Universidad de la Frontera, Chile; Ambassador James Joseph of Duke University/University of Cape Town; and Kwon Roh Kap, a member of the South Korean National Assembly.

Dr. Howard Prince, director of the Center for Ethical Leadership, said “We intend for the conference to help leadership developers become part of a community that meets regularly to learn from each other.”

For further information, call (512) 471-7349 or visit the following Web site address: www.utexas.edu/lbj/profdev/candt/leadership/