Upcoming Events

LEAP Center's Upcoming Events - Summer and Fall 2018

Spring 2020 Events:

January 22 (4:30-6:00pm): Back to School Social (with ice-cream, snacks, refreshments, and prizes)

January 22 (6:00-7:30pm): Pre-Law Society Informational--Linda Geffin (Director, Special Prosecution Unit), Guest Speaker

January 25 (12-2pm, come and go): Wynne Home Art Exhibit: Darryl Patrick

January 28: Consul General of France and Germany: "75 Years After Auschwitz"

February 6: Foreign Correspondent Bill Wheeler, "MS-13 and El Salvador's World of Violence"

February 17: Richard Bell, author of "Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped Into Slavery"

February 17: Candidate Meet & Greet

February 19: Antonio Garza, US Ambassador to Mexico, "Time for Cooperation, Not Coercion"

February 19: (6:00-7:30pm) Pre-Law Society Meeting, featuring Dean Alicia Cramer (STCL)

February 21: (6:00-7:30pm) From "George Washington to Donald Trump," with H.W. Brands

February 23: Brazos Bookstore (4pm)—Cesar Hernandez, Migrating to Prison, (Hou)

February 24 (Hou): Author Meg Gardiner (Stanford Law School; writers thrillers about FBI Serial Killer Investigations)

February 25: Volunteer at Wynne Home for "Empty Bowls"

February 26: WAC—How Social Media Can Defeat Extremism

February 27: Brazos Bookstore (6:30pm)—Kate Murphy, You’re Not Listening (Hou)

February 29: LEAP Day Photo Op

February 29: Molly Ivins Dinner

March 2: Ambassador Carlos Vecchio: The Road Ahead for Venezuela

March 6-13: Washington, DC Trip for "City Congressional Summit"

April 7 (1:30-2:30pm); General Stanley McChrystal Discusses Leadership During Crisis (Virtual Event, Zoom)

April 7 (5:30-6:30pm): Panel of Health Experts Discuss Coronavirus (Virtual Event, Zoom)

April 8 (5:00-6:00pm): Jean Becker discusses her book on Barbara Bush, "Pearls of Wisdom." (Virtual Event, Zoom)

April 6 (12:30-1:30pm: Dr. Christine Blackburn--COVID update (Bush School, Zoom)

April 15: (5:00-6:00pm):Dr. Peter Hotez, Dean of National School for Tropical Medicine discusses Corona Virus (Virtual Event, WAC, Zoom)

April 20: (12:30-1:30pm):  Dr. Christine Blackburne--COVID Update  (Bush School, Zoom)

April 21 (6:00-7:00pm): Dr. Jesse Sowell discusses Cybersecurity  (Bush School, Zoom)

April 22: (5:00-6:00pm): Ambassador David Rank: COVID, The Economy and US Foreign Relations (WAC, Zoom)

April 28: (5:00-6:00pm): Professors Ann Bowman & Robert Greer discuss COVID and Local Government

April 29:(5:00-6:00pm): Joshua Landis (Director for the Center of Middle Eastern Studies) discusses Syria's Civil War (WAC, Zoom)

May 4: (12:30-1:30pm): Dr. Christine Blackburn and COVID-19

May 6 (5:00-6:00pm): Our Future in Space, Evelyn Miralles (Chief Principal Engineer at NASA)

May 7 (1:30-2:30pm): COVID Brief with Dr. Gerry Parker

May 7: Dr. Peniel Joseph discusses the legacy of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X

Summer Events

May 11: Dr. Christine Blackburn and COVID 19

May 11: Douglas Preston: Exploring and Writing

May 11: Authors: David Baldacci, Scott Turow, Walter Mosley, Harlan Coben, Attica Locke, and Joe Ide (virtual event--Los Angeles)

May 12: Christi Craddick (Noon): Texas Tribune

May 12: Celebrating Florence Nightingale: A Trailblazing Nurse (WAC)

May 15: Jeffrey Deaver (attorney, author--7:00-7:30pm, virtual event, Murder by the Book)

May 22: Scott Turow (author and attorney) and Mark Pryor (author and attorney, virtual event, Murder by the Book)

May 30-31: Campaign Bootcamp, New Politics Forum

June 2 (2pm): "Presidential Communications During a Crisis" with Professor Peter Roussel (former Press Secretary for President Reagan), (Facebook Live)

August 13: Jesse Jones Award Luncheon (WAC)