UT historian to speak on Civil Rights Act at SBOT Annual Meeting

University of Texas historian Jeremi Suri will discuss the worldwide effects of the Civil Rights Act at the 2014 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting in Austin.

Suri will present “How the Civil Rights Act Has Impacted the World” from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. June 27 as part of the meeting’s continuing legal education programming.

The meeting, set for June 26-27 at the Hilton Austin and Austin Convention Center, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act with a variety of activities, including a keynote speech by Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, daughter of former President Lyndon B. Johnson, who signed the act, and LBJ Presidential Library director Mark Updegrove.

Suri, a noted historian, author, and speaker, has a joint appointment in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the University of Texas at Austin Department of History, where he holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs. He is the author of five books, and he blogs on foreign policy and contemporary politics at Global Brief.

Click here for more information about the State Bar’s Annual Meeting or to reserve a hotel room at the group rate. Online registration for the meeting starts Feb. 1.

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