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News March 24, 2017

New study finds Texas has highest commercial title insurance rates among ten states

Texas has the highest title rates on lenders’ title policies for commercial property purchases compared to nine other states, according to a new study released by the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

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News March 21, 2017

LBJ School hosts civil rights icon U.S. Representative John Lewis, co-author and illustrator for discussion on award-winning graphic memoir “MARCH”

On Friday, March 24, Rep. John Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell will visit The University of Texas at Austin for a discussion of "MARCH," a graphic memoir exposing the fear, fight and freedom won through political engagement.

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Art from John Lewis' graphic memoir, "MARCH"
News March 21, 2017

Tokyo Trip Provides LBJ School Student with Insights into Gender, Work Culture in Japan

Second-year Master of Global Policy Studies student Mary Vo spent a week in Tokyo as part of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs’ Asia Dialogues program.

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Mary Vo with delegates of the Asia Dialogues program
News March 20, 2017

Law enforcement groups oppose some of the bills filed in response to Sandra Bland's death

Sandra Bland's death in the Waller County Jail in July 2015 sparked public outrage and calls for changes to the criminal justice system. LBJ professor and criminal justice expert Michele Deitch discusses how police encounters can escalate.

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News March 20, 2017

Angela Evans, Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, receives honor for contributions to scholarship and policy

Angela Evans, Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, is the recipient of the American Society for Public Administration’s (ASPA) Paul P. Van Riper Award for Excellence and Service.

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Angela Evans, dean of the LBJ School
News March 14, 2017

Examining Austin’s “smart city” bona fides

Austin’s reputation as one of the nation’s smartest cities went under the microscope Sunday, with policy and academic experts including LBJ Professor Sherri Greenberg examining the technology, educational, housing and transportation components – and the city’s shifting needs as it grows – that

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Austin; Image courtesy of the Austin Monitor
News March 13, 2017

Former refugee and LBJ School alumna bridges diplomacy with culture

Amara Chhin, a 2016 graduate of the Master of Global Policy Studies program, was born at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees camp. Now she's an intern at the United Nations Office at Geneva.

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LBJ School alumna Amara Chhin at the United Nations
News March 13, 2017

LBJ School Students Gain Confidence, Land a Win at SXSW Dell PolicyHack

On Saturday evening as part of SXSW, five LBJ School students participated in the Dell PolicyHack, an interactive, competitive hack-a-thon that tasks teams to design solutions to policy challenges faced by entrepreneurs running growing businesses.

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LBJ Students participate in Dell PolicyHack at SXSW 2017
News March 10, 2017

The abortion stories the Citizen’s Assembly was not allowed to hear

LBJ Professor Abigail Aiken discusses reproductive health rights in Ireland.

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Mifepristone; Image courtesy of the Irish Times
News March 9, 2017

LBJ School Alumna, Mastercard Exec Speaks at SXSW 2017 on Ending Global Hunger

As president of Mastercard’s Center for Inclusive Growth, LBJ School alumna Shamina Singh (MPAff ’97) is one of four panelists set to discuss “Disrupting Global Hunger: Moonshots for Humanity” at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017 Conference and Festivals.

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LBJ School alumna Shamina Singh

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