Texas’ three presidential libraries topic at Rice’s Baker Institute May 14

MEDIA ADVISORY

David Ruth
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Jeff Falk
713-348-6775
jfalk@rice.edu

Texas’ three presidential libraries topic at Rice’s Baker Institute May 14

HOUSTON – (May 8, 2013) – The directors of the three presidential libraries in Texas will discuss the role of their institutions and the presidents they represent at a free public forum May 14 at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. Texas is the only state to have three presidential libraries.

Who: Warren Finch, director, George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University in College Station; Mark Updegrove, director, LBJ Presidential Library at the University of Texas at Austin; and Alan Lowe, director, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Edward Djerejian, founding director of the Baker Institute, will moderate the discussion.

What: “Lone Star Treasures: The Presidential Libraries of Texas” forum.

When: Tuesday, May 14, 7-8:30 p.m.

Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.

This interactive forum is the first of the three-part, multicity series “Lone Star Treasures: The Presidential Libraries of Texas,” sponsored by the Texas Tribune. During these events, the presidential library directors will discuss how their institutions preserve history, facilitate research and education and contribute to their communities through public programs and special events.

The May 14 event is sponsored by the Baker Institute and the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation.

To view the event description and registration information, visit http://bakerinstitute.org/events/lone-star-treasures-the-presidential-libraries-of-texas. A live webcast will be available at http://bakerinstitute.org/webcasts.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

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Founded in 1993, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston ranks among the top 20 university-affiliated think tanks globally and top 30 think tanks in the United States. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows and Rice University scholars. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog.

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