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Presidential Election Discussion

Who will become the next President of the United States on November 8,2016?

 Please join the University of Houston Hobby Center for Public Policy for 
 on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 as a sponsor for a conversation and luncheon.

With just weeks before early voting begins on October 22, the Hobby School's pannel discussion about the presidential election will included leading journalists discussing the upcoming presidential election. The luncheon will be held in the Julia Ideson Library's Reading Room.

All luncheon proceeds benefit the 2017 Hobby Fellows program. Hobby Fellows offers University of Houston undergraduate students the opportunity to work as full-time interns in Austin during regularly scheduled legislative sessions. Assigned to the offices of members of the Texas Legislature,  Hobby Fellows gain knowledge of the legislative process by observation, participation, research and writing.  Combining supervised academic study with practical training allows the Fellows to earn upper level credit hours in political science while receiving a stipend.


2015 Hobby Fellows

Roel Benavides, Jr. (Representative Jim Murphy), Mariah Berry (Representative Gene Wu), Candace Caruthers (Representative Ana Hernanderz), Yvette Hernandez (Representative Carol Avarado), William Janowski (Representative Jessica Farrar), Emily Kusnerik ( Licensing & Administrative Procedures Committee, Emma Oliver (Representative Sylvester Turner), and Eric Schroeder (Representative Garnet Coleman)

We hope you will join us for an enjoyable and informative event!

Location & Time

The luncheon will be held at the Julia Ideson Library. Registration will begin at 11:00 am, and the luncheon starts promptly at noon. 

Event Contact

Diana Benitez
713 743 1729 

Hobby Leadership Award

Two Hobby Leadership Awards will be presented to a former Hobby Center for Public Policy intern (Leland Fellows, Hobby Fellows and the Civic Houston Internship Program) and a graduate of the Hobby Center’s Certified Public Manager program. Nominate someone you know – even yourself! For more information about the award, click here.   

The 2015 Hobby Leadership Awards honored Carla Hulsey and Michelle Graham.