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News March 7, 2017

LBJ School of Public Affairs Appoints Two New Associate Deans

Angela M. Evans, Dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, recently announced the selection of Associate Professor Todd Olmstead as Associate Dean for Academic Strategies and Associate Professor Varun Rai as Associate Dean for Research.

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Todd Olmstead and Varun Rai
News March 1, 2017

Tom Brokaw to Deliver the 2017 LBJ School Commencement Address

Award winning journalist and best-selling author Tom Brokaw will deliver the commencement address to the 2017 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin on May 20, 2017.

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Tom Brokaw
News March 1, 2017

Global Policy Student Worked with Colombian School to Ensure Continued Funding

Luisa Alejandra Tello, a first-year student in the Master of Global Policy Studies program, spent her winter break in Bogota, Colombia, working with Instituto Pedagogico Nacional (IPN), a public school offering education from preschool through high school.

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Luisa Alejandra Tello with Alejandro Alvarez
News February 28, 2017

Journalist, Author Cokie Roberts Visits LBJ School for Discussion with Students

Journalist, author and living legend Cokie Roberts joined the LBJ School of Public Affairs for an intimate conversation on press, politics and women’s workplace equality.

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Cokie Roberts with students at the LBJ School
News February 17, 2017

LBJ School Student Experiences Legislative Tensions Firsthand

Testimony by LBJ School student (MPAff ’18) and NARAL legislative intern Margaret Hennessy abruptly ended during a Texas State Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing.

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LBJ student Margaret Hennessy testifies at a Texas State Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing.
News February 14, 2017

LBJ School Students Honor Barbara Jordan's Life, Legacy with Annual Forum

The Barbara Jordan National Forum is a student-driven, week-long tribute honoring the memory of politician, policymaker and educator Barbara Jordan, who ended her career as the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair of Public Policy at the LBJ School.

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Barbara Jordan National Forum student co-chairs stand in front of a plaque with a quote from Barbara Jordan
News February 10, 2017

Alumni Throwback: Harris County Precinct One Commissioner, LBJ Alumnus Rodney Ellis Delivered 2011 Barbara Jordan National Forum Keynote

Harris County Precinct One Commissioner, LBJ alumnus (MPAff ’77) and former Texas state Senator Rodney Ellis (D – Houston) delivered the 2011 Barbara Jordan National Forum (BJNF) keynote at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin.

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Rodney Ellis speaks at the 2011 Barbara Jordan National Forum
News February 9, 2017

LBJ School Celebrates Barbara Jordan National Forum 20th Anniversary

Author Mary Beth Rogers, Texas Representative Senfronia Thompson and “Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis” documentary screening highlight weeklong Barbara Jordan tribute, Feb. 20-24.

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Three students serving as Barbara Jordan National Forum co-chairs stand in front of the Barbara Jordan statue
News February 9, 2017

Alumni Throwback: LBJ Alumna, Georgia House Minority Leader (D - 89) Stacey Abrams Delivered the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum Keynote

LBJ Alumna (MPAff ’98) and House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly (D –89) Stacey Abrams delivered the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum Keynote in February 2012 at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin.

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Stacey Abrams speaks at the 2012 Barbara Jordan National Forum
News January 23, 2017

LBJ School Professor Robert Auerbach, Renowned Economist, Public Servant and Teacher

Robert D. Auerbach, whose career spanned the legislative and executive branches of government as well as academic life in economics and public policy, died on January 20, 2017. He was 88 years old.

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Robert Auerbach

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