Video Index

The Texas Politics Speaker Series invites guests from all walks of political life to the University of Texas at Austin for a series of sit-down interviews every semester. These events are free and open to the public. In addition, all interviews are recorded and made available for the purpose of education, civic engagement, and general interest. Take a look at some of our videos or events below, or visit our page on Youtube.

Video Archive

Event:
Texas Politics Speakers Series Presents a Conversation with Joe Straus
Guests: Rep. Joe Straus
Date:
March 2017
Event:
2017 Texas Legislative Internship Seminar
Guests: 2017 Texas Legislative Internship Seminar
Date:
January 2017
Event:
A Symposium Previewing the 85th Legislature
Guests: Joe Straus, Sarah Davis, Joe Pickett, Larry Taylor, Royce West, Paul Bettencourt, Drew Darby, Donna Howard, Kirk Watson, Konni Burton, Todd Hunter, Jose Rodriguez
Date:
November 2016
Event:
Texas Politics Speakers Series Presents a Conversation with Kel Seliger
Guests: Kel Seliger
Date:
November 2016
Event:
Texas Politics Speakers Series Presents a Conversation with Glenn Hegar
Guests: Glenn Hegar
Date:
October 2016
Event:
Reviewing the 2016 Texas Primary Elections
Guests: Lauren McGaughy, Ross Ramsey, David Saleh Rauf, Jonathan Tilove
Date:
March 2016
Event:
Legislative Internship Seminar
Guests: Legislative Internship Seminar
Date:
January 2015
Event:
A Symposium Previewing the 84th Legislature
Guests: A Symposium Previewing the 84th Legislature
Date:
December 2014
Event:
Legislative & Government Affairs Internship Fair
Guests: Legislative & Government Affairs Internship Fair
Date:
November 2014
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with Professor Daron Shaw, Department of Government
Guests: Daron Shaw
Date:
March 2014
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with Professor Brian Roberts, Department of Government
Guests: Brian Roberts
Date:
March 2014
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents A Conversation with Texas Political Journalists about the 2014 Primaries
Guests: Peggy Fikac, Gromer Jeffers, Harvey Kronberg, Ross Ramsey
Date:
March 2014
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents A Conversation with Top Political Journalists Previewing the 2014 Texas Elections
Guests: Erica Grieder, Harvey Kronberg, Ross Ramsey
Date:
November 2013
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents From the Government & Here to Help with State Representative Brian McCall
Guests: Brian McCall
Date:
October 2013
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents A Conversation with Erica Grieder, Author of Big, Hot, Cheap, & Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of Texas
Guests: Erica Grieder
Date:
May 2013
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents A Conversation with State Representative Eric Johnson
Guests: Eric Johnson
Date:
February 2013
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents A Conversation with State Representative Lance Gooden
Guests: Lance Gooden
Date:
January 2013
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents Higher Education and the 83rd Legislature with State Representative Dan Branch and State Senator Kel Seliger
Guests: Dan Branch, Kel Seliger
Date:
January 2013
Event:
Texas Politics Project in Conjunction with the Texas Tribune Presents "Now What? The 2012 Elections, the 2013 Session, & Beyond"
Guests: Jordan Berry, Carolyn Boyle, Deirdre Delisi, Tim Eaton, Ed Espinosa, Patti Hart, Albert Hawkins, Gromer Jeffers, Jason Johnson, Tom Mason, Ross Ramsey, Robert Scott
Date:
November 2012
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents A Conversation with Sasha Issenberg, author of The Victory Lab
Guests: Sasha Issenberg
Date:
October 2012
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with Professor Jamie Pennebaker, Department of Psychology
Guests: Jamie Pennebaker
Date:
October 2012
Event:
Texas Speaker Series Presents A Conversation with Bill Hammond President and CEO of the Texas Association of Business
Guests: Bill Hammond
Date:
April 2012
Event:
Texas Speaker Series Presents A Conversation with State Senator Wendy Davis
Guests: Wendy Davis
Date:
December 2011
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents A Conversation with State Senator Kel Seliger
Guests: Kel Seliger
Date:
November 2011
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents A Conversation with State Representative Todd Hunter
Guests: Todd Hunter
Date:
November 2011
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents A Conversation with State Senator Kirk Watson
Guests: Kirk Watson
Date:
November 2011
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents The Texas Press and the Rick Perry Candidacy
Guests: Jason Embry, Christy Hoppe, Jay Root
Date:
October 2011
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents Subiendo Academy: Lege Time with Jim Henson & Texas Legislators
Guests: Carol Alvarado, Eddie Rodriguez
Date:
June 2011
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents Business and Round Table, A Conversation with Political Figure James A. Johnson
Guests: James A. Johnson
Date:
April 2011
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents a Conversation with Joe Straus, Speaker of the Texas House
Guests: Joe Straus
Date:
April 2011
Event:
Texas Politics Project in Conjunction with the Texas Tribune Presents "Change in Texas: Implications of the 2010 Census with Steve H. Murdock"
Guests: Steve Murdock
Date:
February 2011
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents Higher Education Challenges in the 82nd Legislature with State Representative Dan Branch
Guests: Dan Branch
Date:
February 2011
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents A Conversation with Texas State Senator Kirk Watson on the 82nd Legislative Session
Guests: Kirk Watson
Date:
November 2010
Event:
Texas Politics Project in Conjunction with the Texas Tribune Presents "The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: A Debrief on the 2010 Election and Expectations for the Legislative Session"
Guests: Corbin Casteel, Jim Dow, Elise Hu-Stiles, Gromer Jeffers, Harvey Kronberg, Pete Laney, Ross Ramsey, Jay Root, Arlene Wohlgemuth
Date:
November 2010
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents an Interview with Professor Richard Murray, Director of the Survey Research Institute and Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston
Guests: Richard Murray
Date:
May 2010
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Highlights "A Bang or a Whimper? Interpreting the Outcome of the 2010 Texas Primary Elections"
Guests: Gromer Jeffers Jr., Harvey Kronberg, Ross Ramsey
Date:
March 2010
Event:
Texas Politics Project in Conjunction with the Texas Tribune Presents A Conversation with Wallace Jefferson, Former Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court
Guests: Wallace Jefferson
Date:
December 2009
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents A Conversation with Bill White, Mayor of Houston
Guests: Bill White
Date:
November 2009
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents An Afternoon with State Representative Marc Veasey
Guests: Marc Veasey
Date:
November 2009
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents Money, Elections, & the Public: The 2009 US National Survey with Brian Roberts & Daron Shaw
Guests: Brian Roberts, Daron Shaw
Date:
November 2009
Event:
Texas Politics Project in Conjunction with the Texas Tribune Presents A Conversation with Karen Tumulty, National Political Correspondent for TIME
Guests: Karen Tumulty
Date:
October 2009
Event:
Kay Bailey Hutchison Announces Run for Governor
Guests: Kay Bailey Hutchison
Date:
August 2009
Event:
Texas Politics Project in Conjunction with LBJ School of Public Affairs Presents Hispanic Leadership Initiative Launch
Guests: Henry Bonilla, Francisco Cigarroa, Ted Cruz , Pete Gallego, Orlinda Naranjo
Date:
May 2009
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents: When Barbara Jordan Talked, We Listened with Susan Rieff and Max Sherman
Guests: Susan Rieff, Max Sherman
Date:
April 2009
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents Technology and Texas with State Representative Mark Strama
Guests: Mark Strama
Date:
February 2009
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents An Afternoon with US Representative Henry Cuellar
Guests: Henry Cuellar
Date:
October 2008
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents Politics, Partisanship, Perception & Public Policy with Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson
Guests: Jerry Patterson
Date:
October 2008
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents A Conversation with State Representative Rick Noriega
Guests: Rick Noriega
Date:
October 2008
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents Constitution Day 2008: An Interview with Adjunct Professor of Law Steve Bickerstaff
Guests: Steve Bickerstaff
Date:
August 2008
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents Constitution Day 2008: An Interview with Professor Zachary Elkins, Department of Government
Guests: Zachary Elkins
Date:
August 2008
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with Frances Deviney, with the Center for Public Policy
Guests: Frances Deviney
Date:
June 2008
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with Laura Lein, Former Professor at the University of Texas
Guests: Laura Lein
Date:
May 2008
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with State Representative Norma Chavez
Guests: Norma Chavez
Date:
April 2008
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents Ten Rules for Politics, Leadership and Positive Change with State Senator Kirk Watson
Guests: Kirk Watson
Date:
November 2007
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents A New Day at the Comptroller's Office: Simpler, Smarter, Faster with Susan Combs, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Guests: Susan Combs
Date:
November 2007
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents Constitution Day 2007: The US Constitution & Foreign Affairs with Elspeth Rostow, Former Professor at the University of Texas at Austin
Guests: Elspeth Rostow
Date:
September 2007
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents Constitution Day 2007: The US Constitution & Foreign Affairs with James Lindsay, Former Professor at the University of Texas at Austin
Guests: James Lindsay
Date:
September 2007
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents Constitution Day 2007: The US Constitution & Foreign Affairs with Peter Trubowitz, Former Professor at the University of Texas at Austin
Guests: Peter Trubowitz
Date:
September 2007
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents Legislative Blogrolling: An Afternoon with the Bloggers of Texas Politics
Guests: Paul Burka, Eileen Smith, Jim Warren
Date:
April 2007
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents Parent Power at the Polls with Carolyn Boyle, Chair of the Texas Parent PAC
Guests: Carolyn Boyle
Date:
March 2007
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents Prospects for the 80th Legislative Session with State Senator John Whitmire
Guests: John Whitmire
Date:
January 2007
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents Paradigm Shifts: A Discussion of Texas Higher Education with Senator Judith Zaffirini
Guests: Judith Zaffirini
Date:
November 2006
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with Howard Miller, Professor Emeritus of History
Guests: Howard Miller
Date:
July 2006
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with William Powers on the Texas Judiciary, President of University of Texas at Austin
Guests: William Powers
Date:
June 2006
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents A Conversation with Ben Barnes, Former Speaker of the Texas House
Guests: Ben Barnes
Date:
June 2006
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with Craig Washington, Former State Representative & Senator
Guests: Craig Washington
Date:
June 2006
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with Professor Richard Flores, Department of Anthropology
Guests: Richard Flores
Date:
June 2006
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents The Promise of Coal and its Role in Texas' Energy Future with Michael L. Williams, Texas Railroad Commissioner
Guests: Michael L. Williams
Date:
April 2006
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents Muddy Waters: Implications of the March Primary Elections in Texas
Guests: Harvey Kronberg, Ross Ramsey, Evan Smith
Date:
March 2006
Event:
Texas Politics Speaker Series Presents A Conversation with State Representative Trey Martinez Fischer
Guests: Trey Martinez Fischer
Date:
March 2006
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents "Redistricting & Its Consequences: Looking Forward"
Guests: Pete Laney, Bill Ratliff
Date:
February 2006
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with Jack Gullahorn, Former Lobbyist
Guests: Jack Gullahorn
Date:
January 2006
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents Human Capitol
Guests: Joycelyn Connell, Trent Engeldown, Jesse Hoffman, Stephen Johnston, Adrian Macias, Geanie Morrison, Johanna Sheffield
Date:
December 2004
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with Dallas County Judge Diane Jones
Guests: Diane Jones
Date:
June 2004
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with 2004 Judicial Candidate David Van Os
Guests: David Van Os
Date:
June 2004
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with State Representative Geanie Morrison
Guests: Geanie Morrison
Date:
March 2004
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents Intern Exit Interviews
Guests: John Grube, Alexis Katz, Charles Murnane, Michael Sauceda
Date:
December 2003
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with Molly Beth Malcolm, Former Chairperson of the Texas Democratic Party
Guests: Molly Beth Malcolm
Date:
October 2003
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents "Women in Texas Politics"
Guests: Geanie Morrison, Ann Richards
Date:
June 2003
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with Evan Smith, Editor-in-Chief of The Texas Monthly
Guests: Evan Smith
Date:
January 2003
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with Ann Richards, Former Governor of Texas
Guests: Ann Richards
Date:
January 2003
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with Bill Hobby, Former Texas Lieutenant Governor
Guests: Bill Hobby
Date:
October 2002
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with Ben Barnes, Former Speaker of the Texas House
Guests: Ben Barnes
Date:
June 2002
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents Getting Involved: Joining the Party
Guests: Roger Cook, Diana Griffin, Steve Martin, Kathleen Oates, Jose Orta, Carole Keeton Strayhorn, Sputnik
Date:
June 2002
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with 2002 Republican Delegate Roger Cook
Guests: Roger Cook
Date:
June 2002
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with Professor Jeffrey Tulis, Department of Government
Guests: Jeffrey Tulis
Date:
May 2002
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with Barry McBee, Former Executive Assistant to Governor Rick Perry
Guests: Barry McBee
Date:
January 2002
Event:
Texas Politics Project Presents An Interview with Mark White, Former Governor of Texas
Guests: Mark White
Date:
January 2002