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The LBJ School of Public Affairs has a nationally recognized program of policy research that is dedicated to finding practical, innovative solutions to public problems and to deepening our understanding of the public policy process. Through policy centers and curriculum-based research projects, faculty and students tackle many of the issues facing our nation's governments: how to control the spiraling cost of public services while maintaining an adequate safety net for those in need; how to empower residents of inner cities to revitalize their neighborhoods; how to balance environmental concerns with economic development goals. Many of the School's centers also sponsor a range of other activities, including conferences, workshops, and publications.


Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law

Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources

Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP)

RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service

Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy

Center for the Study of Race and Democracy