Presented by Cecilia Muñoz, vice president, policy and technology; and director, national network, New America

Prior to joining social-policy think tank New America in 2017, Cecilia Muñoz served on President Barack Obama’s senior staff, first as director of intergovernmental affairs, then as director of the domestic policy council. Before working in government, she served at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation’s largest Hispanic policy and advocacy organization, where she was senior vice president for the office of research, advocacy, and legislation. In 2000, Muñoz received a MacArthur Fellowship for her work on immigration and civil rights, and she serves on the boards of the Open Society and Kresge Foundations, as well as the nonprofit group United to Protect Democracy.

About the Kinder Institute Forum Lecture Series
The Kinder Institute Forum Lectures are organized by Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research. Established in 2010, the institute advances the understanding of critical issues facing Houston and other leading U.S. urban centers through scientific research, educational programs, and public outreach with the goal of developing more humane and sustainable cities.

This program is free! Reserve your spot online via the Kinder Institute.

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Learning and Interpretation programs receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; Institute of Museum and Library Services; Houston Junior Woman's Club; ExxonMobil; Mercantil Bank; Mr. William J. Hill; The Windgate Charitable Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; Sharon G. Dies; and the Susan Vaughan Foundation. 

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