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Media Mention March 8, 2017

A Pro-Women Opportunity for U.S. Policymakers

Master of Global Policy students Mary Vo, Lina Nabulsi and Cassie Gianni penned an op-ed advocating for congressional funding of the new Global Food Security Act. A fully funded GFSA would support programs to “enhance the nutritional health and agricultural livelihood activities of poor women in

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Cassava farming
Media Mention March 6, 2017

UT Professor Argues for Aggressive Response to North Korean Missile Strikes

Early Monday morning, in the country’s latest display of aggression toward the West, North Korea fired four intermediate range ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan. Jeremi Suri, a professor at The University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs has warned about the

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Statues of Kim Il Sung (left) and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill in Pyongyang. J.A. DE ROO / WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
Media Mention March 5, 2017

Harris County Democrats tap new chair in tight race

LBJ alumna of the Executive Master in Public Leadership program Lillie Schechter was named Harris County's Democratic Party chair. She was sworn in on March 5, 2017. Photo courtesy Lindsay Ellis / Houston Chronicle

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LBJ School alumna Lillie Schechter is sworn in as Harris County's Democratic Party chair.
Media Mention March 3, 2017

US approves large export of bomb-grade uranium

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved the export to Belgium of nuclear fuel assemblies containing 144 kg of weapons-grade uranium, despite the objections of a nuclear nonproliferation activist. The 17 February decision will permit the largest export of US weapons-grade material in

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Belgian Reactor 2, seen from above during operation, requires highly enriched uranium. Credit: SCK•CEN
Media Mention March 1, 2017

Trump’s speech: How’d he do?

CNN Opinion invited commentators to weigh in on President Trump's speech to Congress Tuesday night. LBJ Professor Peniel Joseph contributed to the report.

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President Trump's first address to Congress.
Media Mention February 28, 2017

UT Political expert says President Trump's speech will impact Texans

Tuesday, President Donald Trump will be delivering his first address to a Joint Session of Congress. LBJ professor Jeremi Suri says Trump is expected to lay out an agenda including issues that will impact all Texans.

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Media Mention February 28, 2017

Private Prison Firms Gain as Trump Plans to Crack Down on Crime, Illegal Immigration

The Trump administration’s vow to be tougher on crime and illegal immigration plus his top law enforcement officer’s endorsement of privately run prisons have sent shares of private prison management companies soaring. LBJ Professor Michele Deitch discusses.

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Media Mention February 26, 2017

NATO Revamped: Why the Alliance Needs to Change

Last year, the Center for the National Interest partnered with the Charles Koch Institute to host a foreign policy roundtable. Among the topics addressed was: Has NATO outlived its usefulness to the United States? LBJ professor Eugene Gholz weighs in.

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Soldiers in combat
Media Mention February 25, 2017

Insight and Books

BookPeople hosted LBJ professors Jeremi Suri, William Inboden and Joshua Busby for a panel discussion and book signing on “Sustainable Security: Rethinking American National Security Strategy.”

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Media Mention February 24, 2017

What is Wrong with a Carbon Tax

Earlier this month, a group of conservative statesmen, venture capitalists and mainstream economists calling themselves the Climate Leadership Council (CLC) unveiled a plan which they touted as the perfect vehicle for climate action under a Trump administration. LBJ Professor James Galbraith argues

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Coal-fired power plant, Minnesota. Credit: Tony Webster Flickr