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Liberal Arts Lecture Archive

The Liberal Arts Lecture Archive is a project of Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services (LAITS), a unit of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. The Archive will house video recordings of lectures by leading teachers and experts in the College which the College will provide via the Web to support classroom instruction, to edify the public, and to further the aims of liberal arts education.

The material that follows exemplifies what the College will make available through the Archive.

For further information, contact Tim Fackler with LAITS.

Master Lecture Series

Critical Realignments Revisited

Dr. Walter Dean Burnham, Professor Emeritus in Government and Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Centennial Chair Emeritus in State Government at the University of Texas at Austin discusses his work on stasis and change in American politics, April 5, 2006.

Texas Politics Speaker Series

Redistricting and Its Consequences: Looking Forward

Former Texas state senator and Acting Lieutenant Governor Bill Ratliff (R-Mount Pleasant) and former Texas Speaker Pete Laney (D-Hale Center) discuss the implications of the latest round of political redistricting in Texas, February 26, 2006.

Muddy Waters: Implications of March Primary Elections in Texas

Political journalists Harvey Kronberg (Quorum Report), Ross Ramsey (Texas Weekly), and Evan Smith (Texas Monthly) discuss the politics of the 2006 primary elections in Texas, March 22, 2006.

The Promise of Coal and its Role in Texas' Energy Future

Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams discusses the Railroad Commission, the FutureGen coal gasification project, and the future of energy policy in Texas, April 20, 2006.

Topics in American Government

All We Want is Real Democracy

Dr. Gary Keith, Senior Lecturer in Government at the University of Texas at Austin discusses theories of democracy and their application to understanding politics and government in the United States, February 2, 2006.