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Upcoming Lectures



 The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute is pleased to announce the topic and guest speaker for the next John Ben Shepperd Distinguished Lecture Series event (DLS). The title is: “Election 2016: Are You Voting for a Party, Person, or Principle?”  The lecture will feature four panelists: Juan Williams (Fox News Contributor and Host of The Five, The Honorable Allen West (former U.S. Congressman and Executive Director of the National Center for Policy and Analysis, The Honorable Gilberto Hinojosa (Chairman, Texas Democratic Party), and Tom Mechler (Chairman, Texas Republican Party).

The goal of the lecture will be to examine and illuminate current issues and imperatives that drive us to vote a particular way in the upcoming general elections. We will discuss political party platform positions and goals, along with the proposed means to achieve them.

The DLS will take place on Thursday April 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM. It will be held at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center, 1310 N FM 1788, Midland, TX 79707. Bob Brescia, Executive Director of the John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute and Pat Canty, Publisher of the Odessa American will co-moderate the panel. The event is free and open to the public – no tickets or reservations required.

The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute is the state’s Center of Excellence for public leadership education, ethics, and public service. It prepares young Texans in these areas and conducts on-site leadership training at schools and organizations throughout Texas. The JBS Institute is co-located and part of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin (UTPB). Information about the Shepperd Institute and the Texas Leadership Forum is available at www.shepperdinstitute.com.


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