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News May 22, 2014

LBJ School Expands International Exchange Program with Israel’s Lauder School

The LBJ School announced today that six LBJ School students have been selected to participate in the School’s international exchange program with Israel’s Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya.

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News May 19, 2014

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Delivers Commencement Address to 2014 LBJ Graduating Class

In a day of celebration, the newest graduating class of the LBJ School enjoyed inspirational remarks by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, Dean Robert Hutchings and Peter La Fountain, the student class speaker.

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News May 6, 2014

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro to Deliver 2014 Convocation Address to LBJ School of Public Affairs

San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will deliver the convocation address on Saturday, May 17, to the 2014 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

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News April 30, 2014

LBJ Returns to the Nation’s Capital with New Washington Center Offering Unique 18-Month, D.C.-Focused Curriculum

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin is creating the LBJ School Washington Center enabling students to earn a master’s degree in 18 months with a unique focus on federal public policy. The Center will also provide a platform and forum for nonpartisan policy analysis on the critical issues facing the country and the world and serve as a hub for the dissemination of faculty research.

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News April 22, 2014

LBJ Students Pitch Idea for Improving Civic Engagement at Fels National Public Policy Challenge

BY: Justin Sykes Instead of relaxing on the beach, LBJ School students Christie Wright, Lance McNeill and Miha Vindis spent their spring break preparing a proposal for the Fels National Public Policy Challenge in Philadelphia. Their idea: build a comprehensive online platform to increase civic

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News April 11, 2014

Sidney Weintraub, Retired LBJ School Faculty Member, Dies at 91

Sidney Weintraub, Dean Rusk Professor Emeritus of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, died on April 10 at the age of 91.

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News April 4, 2014

Civil Rights@50: Empowering the Next 'Get it Done' Generation

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, the LBJ School is reflecting on the seminal nature of the civil rights legislation passed by President Johnson while examining civil rights issues in America and around the world today. Through events like the Civil Rights Summit and faculty experts in the news, the LBJ School is advancing the public dialogue surrounding modern day Civil Rights issues.

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News April 2, 2014

Civil Rights Summit Student Events: Empowering the Next “Get It Done” Generation

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will host a series of student-focused events to encourage dialogue around the great policy challenges that will be at the center of the Civil Rights Summit, April 8-10, hosted by the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum. These events will be open to the LBJ School of Public Affairs and UT School of Law Communities and will be designed to engage students in meaningful dialogue on the policy and law implications at the heart of the Summit’s four presidential addresses.

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News February 28, 2014

Leading Civil Rights Scholar Lani Guinier Calls for a Renewal of Civil Rights-Era Leadership in Barbara Jordan Forum Keynote Address

As the highlight of the 18th Annual Barbara Jordan Forum , leading civil rights attorney and scholar Lani Guinier addressed current students, alumni and community members as part of the LBJ School’s “50 for 50” initiative, a series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Civil Rights Act. In her talk, Guinier, the first African-American female tenured professor at Harvard Law School, called for a new movement of “leading from behind” that harkens back to the method of leadership used by the civil rights movement to win legislative victories in the mid-1960s.

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News February 27, 2014

President Barack Obama to Deliver Keynote at Civil Rights Summit; First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to join the President.

Today, the White House announced that President Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address at a Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, April 10, 2014. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend the Summit with the President. The three-day Civil Rights Summit commemorates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Act, along with the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act in 1968, helped establish the legal foundation in fulfilling the long elusive promise of equality among all Americans. The Summit will not only celebrate those pivotal laws, but, just as LBJ would have wanted, will address the civil rights issues we face today in America and around the world.

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