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New Degree at the LBJ School: Executive Master in Public Leadership

Dear Friends, 

I want to take this opportunity to tell you about our newest venture, the Executive Master in Public Leadership (EMPL),  aimed at developing the skills and knowledge needed by senior-level leaders for senior-level leadership roles.

We have discussed mid-career programs as a faculty and staff going back to even before I began as dean three years ago, and I have also spoken about it with many of you who are enthusiastic supporters. The EMPL is designed explicitly for working professionals with extensive leadership experience who want to expand their career horizons and be more impactful as they move through their careers. Scheduled for launch in May 2014, the new program will be small, admitting just 15-20 students each year for the first few years. As the only such program in Texas, it will increase our visibility and impact around the city, state and beyond. Courses will be taught on alternate Fridays and Saturdays for 15 months in a separate curriculum so as not to impinge on or detract from the MPAff, MGPS and Ph.D. programs.

The bottom line is that I see the EMPL as adding value to the entire LBJ School community, especially as we find ways of bringing EMPL students into contact with the rest of our students and with you – the 3,500 plus LBJ School alumni around the world.  We sincerely hope that you will help us spread the word to your colleagues about the EMPL.

For those who would like to learn more about the program, the application process, and information sessions, please visit the EMPL website.


Robert Hutchings, Dean

Nine LBJ School Graduates Published in Edited Volume on Nuclear Terrorism

Nine LBJ School graduates have authored chapters in an edited volume titled “Nuclear Terrorism and Global Security: The Challenge of Phasing out Highly Enriched Uranium.”  The volume is the result of a policy research project (PRP) course taught by Associate Professor Alan Kuperman on nuclear nonproliferation.

Jared Berenter (MGPS '13)
Braden Civins (MGPS '11)
Chloe Colby (MGPS '11)
Shing-Yao Feng (MGPS '11)
Rodger Blake Messer (MGPS '11)
Paul Osborne (MGPS '12)
Yaroslav Primachenko (MGPS '11)
Kendra Vessels (MGPS '11)

Read more.