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Mayor and mentor

Castro, professor discuss changing U.S. electorate

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention last year, will discuss the changing demographics of American voters during a free forum at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 at the University of North Texas.

“A Conversation on Political Leadership in the Future of American Politics” will be in the Lyceum on the third floor of the University Union. The union is located one block west of Welch and West Prairie streets at 1155 Union Circle. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Luis Ricarda Fraga, a professor of political science at the University of Washington, joins Castro in the forum. Castro and Fraga met during the 1990s when Fraga was teaching at Stanford University. Castro and his twin brother, Joaquin, now a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, had enrolled at Stanford after winning scholarships.

Castro, a native of San Antonio, became the youngest mayor of one of the 50 largest cities in the U.S. when he was elected in 2009 at age 34.

— Staff report