Annual Research Symposium

Information about the 2018 Research Symposium will be posted here when it is finalized. People interested in attending the event may contact the Amarillo Area Foundation at 806-376-4521 for more information.

2017 Research Symposium

Date: April 4, 2017

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Amarillo Club, reception to follow.

This year's annual research symposium featured top scholars discussing their areas of research such as the origins of the American foreign policy establishment, and new techniques for studying visual development.

The event marked the 15th year the Harrington Fellows Program hosted similar symposiums in Amarillo, Texas.

Along with the Harrington Fellows Program, hosts for this year’s event included the members of the Amarillo Area Foundation Local Partners in Higher Education, the Amarillo Area Foundation/Don and Sybil Harrington Foundation, Amarillo College, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and West Texas A&M University.

2017 speakers:

  • Charlie Laderman, faculty fellow in the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Clements Center, “Elihu Root, Conservative Internationalism and the Origins of the American Foreign Policy Establishment”
  • Kelly Rader, faculty fellow in the Department of Government, “The (In)consistency of Law in the U.S. Courts of Appeals”
  • Kathryn Bonnen, graduate fellow in the Institute for Neuroscience, "Novel techniques for studying visual development"
  • Mark Hand, graduate fellow in the LBJ School of Public Affairs, "What can we learn about the Texas Legislature by studying it like we study companies?"


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About the Amarillo Area Foundation

The Amarillo Area Foundation, a community foundation, serves the northernmost 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle through philanthropic leadership. The foundation’s mission is to improve quality of life in the Texas Panhandle through effective philanthropic efforts.