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Diplomatic Historian to Lead 'Global Institutions' Project for American Assembly

Francis J. Gavin

Francis J. Gavin, assistant professor at the LBJ School of Public
Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and a diplomatic historian by training, has been appointed as the director of the Next Generation Project: Creating Better Global Institutions for America. "The project is a new initiative sponsored by the American Assembly, a national public affairs forum founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower in affiliation with Columbia University.

The Next Generation Project is designed to stimulate new thinking about the international institutional framework that has served the United States for more than 50 years but may need to change to adapt to the new century's challenges. It will engage the next generation of emerging U.S. political, academic, professional and civic leaders with senior experts who have played a role in designing American international policy. The project will include a series of national assemblies preceded by regional assemblies across the country, cosponsored by several of the nation's leading public policy
institutions and universities.

"I am very honored to be working on such an exciting project with the American Assembly, one of the most distinguished public policy forums in the world," Gavin said. "Calling together the nation's best talent to study how best to improve both our national and global institutions is of vital importance to our future prosperity and security."

For more information on Gavin and the project, go to http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/news/fall2005/american_assembly.html.

Published: Oct 06, 2005
Last modified: Oct 06, 2005

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