Upcoming Events


Recent Events

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - Austin, TX
Prominent business, political, and community leaders joined authors and commentators to facilitate conversations on diverse issues and stimulating topics for a table of 10. Sponsors were able to treat their guests to a unique, unforgettable experience and support a legacy of civic engagement. 
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - Austin, TX
This one-day, statewide event offers the next generation of civic leaders the insiders' perspective about what it's like to have a career in public service and encourages participants to consider leadership roles in their community. 
May 26-28, 2017 - Austin, TX
An initiative of the New Politics Forum, Campaign Bootcamp gives students a non-partisan, practical, hands-on introduction to political campaigns. Workshops are taught by active and experienced political professionals.
Explore UT: The Biggest Open House in Texas
March 5, 2015 - Austin, TX
A day-long celebration during which The University of Texas opens the doors of its campus to the state. We once again welcome you to explore one of America's great teaching and research universities.
January 21, 2017 - Austin, TX
Produced in partnership of the Texas Politics Project and the New Politics Forum and made possible by the generous support of the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation, the Texas Legislative Intern Seminar is a one-day, nonpartisan training for interns working at the Capitol, in district offices, or for lobbyist or advocacy organizations during the 85th Texas Legislative Session.
January 19-20, 2017 - Austin, TX
The Annette Strauss Institute Executive Communication Training helps professionals - driven by a passion to improve their community and country - to more effectively articulate their message, rise above the noise, and be heard.
Monday, November 7, 2016 - Austin, TX
Join us and KUT Radio the night before the Presidential Election as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explore different aspects of human behavior and the brain. In conversations hosted by producer Rebecca McInroy, the two renowned psychologists will cover topics related to the election, civic participation, and civics education. 
The Denius Symposium on News Integrity
October 26, 2016 - Austin, TX
Co-sponsored by the School of Journalism and the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, the Denius Symposium aims to stir conversation across various players in the media environment about the future of journalistic content and values.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - Austin, TX
The New Politics Forum and Annette Strauss Institute's annual thought conference dedicated to exploring the ways in which technology is being leveraged to enhance civic participation and the issues surrounding the new avenues of engagement.
September 23, 2016 - Austin, TX
The Annette Strauss Institute’s Texas Civic Ambassador program (TCA) seeks to identify and cultivate student leaders around the State that will work toward reversing trends of disengagement and encourage more young people to get involved in the civic life of their communities and on their college campuses. 
September 23-25, 2016 - Austin, TX
The Texas Tribune Festival is an innovative and engaging three-day event at The University of Texas at Austin for people who are passionate about the issues that affect all Texans. The Strauss Institute helps to create a student-focused experience to help them get the most out of the Festival.
September 27, 2016
All around the country, volunteers and organizations like UT Votes will be registering, mobilizing, and educating voters. 

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