The University of Texas at Austin on Monday named a director to head its new conservative-backed center — The Civitas Institute — which will “focus on the teaching, understanding and appreciation of American values.”
Justin Dyer, the founding director of the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri will lead the new UT-Austin center, which had been previously called the Liberty Institute.
Dyer, who received his doctorate in government at UT-Austin, starts on July 1. In addition to running the new institute, he will be a professor in the university’s government department.
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