Topic: H.W. Brands

Why timing is everything for a successful president

Oct. 20, 2010
Why timing is everything for a successful president

In this QandA, H.W. Brands, the Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History, discusses what President Obama could learn from Franklin Roosevelt's legacy, and why successful presidents must be a half-step - not a full step - ahead of the times.

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Texas Senator Leticia Van de Putte to Open LBJ School Leadership Lecture Series

Oct. 7, 2010

Texas Senator Leticia Van de Putte will be the first of six prominent individuals offering their thoughts on leadership from the perspectives of politics, history, ethics, philanthropy, business and athletics as part of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs' inaugural Leadership Lecture Series, beginning Oct. 13.

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Law School Hosts Conference Honoring Roy Mersky on Judicial Biography and the Supreme Court

Jan. 28, 2010

The University of Texas School of Law will host a conference on judicial biography and the Supreme Court on Friday, Jan. 29, in memory of Professor Roy M. Mersky, the longtime director of the Tarlton Law Library and Jamail Center for Legal Research and Harry M. Reasoner Regents Chair in Law, who died in May 2008.

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Experts Offer Analysis on Obama's State of the Union Address

Jan. 26, 2010

As President Barack Obama prepares to speak to the nation in his first State of the Union Address on critical issues, including the economy, job creation, national defense, health care and energy policy, experts on these issues as well as those who can offer historical context, insight into the speech writing process and political analysis are available to speak to the news media before and after the President's speech.

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H.W. Brands Named as Pulitzer Prize Finalist for His Book "Traitor to His Class"

April 22, 2009

H.W. Brands, professor of history at The University of Texas at Austin, was among the 93rd annual Pulitzer Prize finalists. He was nominated in the category of biography or autobiography for his book "Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt." This is the second time Brands has been nominated for the honor.

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