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Texas Global Dialogues

Texas Global Dialogues, hosted by Texas Global and the Texas Exes brings together UT Austin’s leading academic experts and distinguished alumni to share their expertise and insights on topics that transcend borders and interest us all.

This series of regionally focused events are designed to:

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Connect Longhorn alumni around the world with faculty and University leadership

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Showcase the research, creative activity and accomplishments of our faculty across the disciplines

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Create networking opportunities for global alumni

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Share updates from the Forty Acres

 

With more than 530,000 Longhorns living across the world in 176 countries, the opportunities for networking and engagement are endless.


Past Events

 

Clean and Green? Challenges and Solutions for a Sustainable Future

Do you know where your electricity comes from? What do you consider to be the most pressing energy issues facing our world? Can renewable energies propel us to a more sustainable future?

The third Texas Global Dialogues, held virtually on November 16, 2020, brought together a distinguished panel of thought leaders from the Geothermal Entrepreneurship Organization, Energy Institute, and the Webber Group at The University of Texas at Austin to discuss their work and projections as the climate crisis looms, environmentalists react, and industries respond. 

Panelists

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Jamie Beard, J.D.
Executive Director, Geothermal Entrepreneurship Organization 
Cockrell School of Engineering

 

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Varun Rai, Ph.D.
Director, Energy Institute
Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Public Affairs
LBJ School of Public Affairs
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Cockrell School of Engineering
 

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Michael Webber, Ph.D.
Chief Science and Technology Officer at ENGIE
Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Cockrell School of Engineering
 

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Sonia Feigenbaum, Ph.D.
Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement and Chief International Officer

The University of Texas at Austin

        

Presented in collaboration with:

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Artificial Intelligence

The second Texas Global Dialogues, held virtually on October 12, 2020, focused on the topic of Artificial Intelligence and brought together an expert panel on machine learning from across The University of Texas. Dr. Sonia Feigenbaum, Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement, served as moderator.

Panelists  

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Junfeng Jiao, Ph.D.
Director, Urban Information Lab
Hampton K. and Margaret Frye Snell Endowed Chair in Transportation, Community and Regional Planning Program
School of Architecture

  

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Min Kyung Lee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Information

 

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Peter Stone, Ph.D.
Founder and Director of Learning Agents Research Group Executive Director of Sony AI America
Professor and Robotics Consortium Director
College of Natural Sciences

 

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Sonia Feigenbaum, Ph.D.
Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement and Chief International Officer

The University of Texas at Austin

      


 

Journalism in Latin America

The inaugural Texas Global Dialogues, held virtually on August 4, 2020, featured the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and a distinguished panel of journalists from the region. Dr. Sonia Feigenbaum, Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement, served as moderator. 

Panelists

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Rosental Alves
Knight Chair in Journalism & UNESCO Chair in Communication
Founder and Director, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas
School of Journalism, Moody College of Communication
The University of Texas at Austin 

 

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Patricia Campos Mello
Reporter and Columnist
Folha de São Paulo (Brazil) 
 

 

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Javier Garza
Editor and Founder
EnRe2Laguna

 

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Fernando Paulsen
Journalist, CNN Chile

News Radio Host, Radio La Clave

 

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Sonia Feigenbaum, Ph.D.
Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement and Chief International Officer

The University of Texas at Austin