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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

Innovations in Energy and How They Affect Your Life

February 23, 2022 CT / February 24, 2022 KST

What is the future of energy? How do innovations in nanotechnology impact your life and community? How does the energy ecosystem in the U.S. compare to South Korea? Join us for a conversation between Dr. Brian Korgel, Director of the UT Austin Energy Institute, and Dr. Doh Chang Lee, UT alumnus and Director of the Energy and Environmental Research Center at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Moderated by Dr. Sonia Feigenbaum, Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement, panelists will discuss emergent technologies, the role of energy in smart cities, and collaborations between our two institutions. A Q&A with the audience will follow.

Panelists: Brian Korgel, Ph.D.Doh Chang Lee, Ph.D. '07
Moderator: Sonia Feigenbaum, Ph.D.

Global Health: Challenges, Breakthroughs, and a Way Forward for UT Austin

November 17, 2021

Public health experts from the World Health Organization and Dell Medical School discussed strategies to improve worldwide health security, reduce health disparities, and protect the world’s most vulnerable populations, along with UT Austin’s global health program.

Panelists: Peter Cowley, M.D., Tim Mercer, M.D., MPH, FACP
Moderator: Sonia Feigenbaum, Ph.D.

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Clean and Green? Challenges and Solutions for a Sustainable Future

November 16, 2020

Thought leaders from the Geothermal Entrepreneurship Organization, Energy Institute, and the Webber Group at The University of Texas at Austin gathered to discuss their work and projections as the climate crisis looms, environmentalists react, and industries respond.

Panelists: Jamie Beard, J.D., Varun Rai, Ph.D., Michael Webber, Ph.D.
Moderator: Sonia Feigenbaum, Ph.D.

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Artificial Intelligence

October 12, 2020

An expert panel discussed of experts from across The University of Texas shared their research on the effects of machine learning on global society.

Panelists: Junfeng Jiao, Ph.D., Min Kyung Lee, Ph.D, Peter Stone, Ph.D.
Moderator: Sonia Feigenbaum, Ph.D.

Journalism in Latin America

August 4, 2020

The inaugural Texas Global Dialogues featured the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and a distinguished panel of journalists from Brazil, Chile, and Mexico.

Panelists: Rosental Alves, Patricia Campos Mello, Javier Garza, Fernando Paulsen
Moderator: Sonia Feigenbaum, Ph.D.