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Plan II Honors

Perspectives on Leadership

Tue, January 30, 2007

Students registerd for one-hour Pass/Fail credit are required to:

* attend one additional class, scheduled for Wed, March 21, 2007 and

* are required to turn in:

One (1) short 500-750 word (2-3 page) reaction paper. The paper may be in reponse to any of the meetings/lectures or any of the assigned books. Due: March 21, 2007

The paper may be turned in at any time on or before the March 21 final meeting (for registered students) with Professor Stoff. Papers should be turned in at the front desk of Plan II Honors, W. C. Hogg 4.104. Do NOT hand in at the class. Papers may not be submitted electronically. No late papers will be accepted.


Jan 31: Michael Starbird (Professor of Mathematics) - "Leadership Through Ideas and Teaching"

Feb 7: Betty Sue Flowers (Director of the LBJ Library, former Plan II Director and Plan II alumna) - "The Future of Leadership"

Feb 14: Larry Speck (Professor of Architecture) - "Participatory Leadership: Leading by Listening"

Feb 21: Meme Drumwright (Professor of Advertising) - "Moral Myopia and Moral Muteness of Business Leaders"

Feb 28: David Oshinsky (Professor of History and 2006 Pulitzer Prize winner) - "Leadership in Medicine and Medical Research"

Mar 8 (Thursday): Michael Stoff (Plan II Director ad interim and Professor of History) and Professor Philip Bobbitt (Professor of Law)- "Presidential Leadership and Presidential Greatness: How Can We Tell?" Reception follows the March 8 discussion at the Atrium of the LBJ Library and Museum.

Mar 21: Final class meeting for registered Plan II Honors students only. ROOM TO BE ANNOUNCED

READING LIST (so far):

Doris Kearns Goodwin, Team of Rivals

David Kennedy, Freedom from Fear

David Oshinsky, Polio: An American Story

Deborah Rhode, ed., Moral Leadership: The Theory and Practice of Power, Judgment, and Policy

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