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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

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 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 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
News January 20, 2017

Remembering Harry Middleton, Inaugural Director of the LBJ Presidential Library

Harry Middleton, former director of the LBJ Presidential Library, former speechwriter for President Lyndon B. Johnson, teacher, and author, died January 20, 2017, in Austin, Texas. He was 95 years old.

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Harry Middleton and LBJ
News January 19, 2017

INNOVATION BOUND: The Annual Celebration of LBJ School Policy Research

In an annual celebration, the LBJ School community will convene on February 8, 2017, to celebrate the published works of our distinguished faculty and impassioned students.

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Innovation Bound: The annual celebration of LBJ School Policy Research

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