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Former refugee and LBJ School alumna bridges diplomacy with culture

Amara Chhin, a 2016 graduate of the Master of Global Policy Studies program, was born at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees camp. Now she's an intern at the United Nations Office at Geneva.

News March 21, 2017

Tokyo Trip Provides LBJ School Student with Insights into Gender, Work Culture in Japan

Second-year Master of Global Policy Studies student Mary Vo spent a week in Tokyo as part of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs’ Asia Dialogues program.

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Mary Vo with delegates of the Asia Dialogues program
News March 20, 2017

Angela Evans, Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, receives honor for contributions to scholarship and policy

Angela Evans, Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, is the recipient of the American Society for Public Administration’s (ASPA) Paul P. Van Riper Award for Excellence and Service.

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Angela Evans, dean of the LBJ School
News March 7, 2017

LBJ School of Public Affairs Appoints Two New Associate Deans

Angela M. Evans, Dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, recently announced the selection of Associate Professor Todd Olmstead as Associate Dean for Academic Strategies and Associate Professor Varun Rai as Associate Dean for Research.

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Todd Olmstead and Varun Rai

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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 less developed countries.” 

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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 North Korean threat before. He says it’s no surprise this is happening now. 

Read More 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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News March 24, 2017
New study finds Texas has highest commercial title insurance rates among ten states

Texas has the highest title rates on lenders’ title policies for commercial property purchases compared to nine other states, according to a new study released by the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.

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News March 21, 2017
LBJ School hosts civil rights icon U.S. Representative John Lewis, co-author and illustrator for discussion on award-winning graphic memoir “MARCH”

On Friday, March 24, Rep. John Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell will visit The University of Texas at Austin for a discussion of "MARCH," a graphic memoir exposing the fear, fight and freedom won through political engagement. 

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News March 21, 2017
Tokyo Trip Provides LBJ School Student with Insights into Gender, Work Culture in Japan

Second-year Master of Global Policy Studies student Mary Vo spent a week in Tokyo as part of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs’ Asia Dialogues program.

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