“The Planet Texas 2050 Grand Challenge: Making Texas Resilient for All”

Date: October 26, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm  to  1:30 pm

This University of Texas Opportunity Forum’s Lunch Series program will focus on the growing resource demands for urbanization, water, transportation options, and energy. The discussion will be moderated by Lourdes Rodríguez, Director of the Center for Place-Based Initiatives at Dell Medical School. Panelists include Michael Young, Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director for Environment Division, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences; Nicole Joslin, Executive Director, Austin Design and Development Center; Marla Torrado, Program Coordinator, Austin Design and Development Center; Marc Coudert, Environmental Program Manager, City of Austin Office of Sustainability; and Celine Rendon, Summer 2018 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Fellow City of Austin Office of Sustainability and UT student in Environmental Science.

The event is free, with lunch provided, but seating is limited and an RSVP is required.

Location: Francis Auditorium in Townes Hall (TNH 2.114), University of Texas School of Law, Austin

Checkpoint Nation

Date: October 30, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm  to  10:00 pm

Texas Observer reporter Melissa del Bosque will discuss her article “Checkpoint Nation” with Harper’s Magazine associate editor Rachel Poser. The article, a collaboration between the two magazines, examines the border zone—a buffer of about 100 miles that runs along any U.S. border—where U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been given the freedom to trample on constitutional rights in the name of security.

The event is free but space is limited. More information and RSVP online.

Location: North Door, 501 Brushy St., Austin, 78702

Law and the Reproduction of Food Poverty

Date: November 12, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm  to  6:00 pm

Tomaso Ferrando, a Lecturer in Law at the University of Bristol, will speak on “Law and the Reproduction of Food Poverty.” Author Raj Patel from the LBJ School of Public Affairs will respond to Ferrando’s talk.

More information online.

Location: Sheffield-Massey Room in Townes Hall (TNH 2.111), University of Texas School of Law, Austin