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LBJ School Students Reinvent Diplomacy in Year-Long Policy Research Project

LBJ School students who took part in the “Reinventing Diplomacy” policy research project, led by professors Robert Hutchings and Jeremi Suri, explored how countries have changed the way they recruit, select, prepare and train diplomats in today’s global environment.

News April 20, 2017

Alumni Highlight: Virginia Cumberbatch (MPAff '16), Director, UT Community Engagement Center

Virginia Cumberbatch was born and raised in Austin—but she didn’t expect to stick around for graduate school. After graduation from St. Stephen's Episcopal School in west Austin, she headed east to attend Williams College in Massachusetts, where she double majored in anthropology and history with a

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Alumna Virginia Cumberbatch, MPAff '16
News April 13, 2017

LBJ School Center for the Study of Race and Democracy Hosts Men's Basketball Coach Shaka Smart for Conversation on Sports, Democracy

The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) at the LBJ School hosted a Conversation on Race, Sports and Citizenship featuring UT Austin’s men’s Head Basketball Coach Shaka Smart.

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Shaka Smart and Peniel Joseph talk to a crowd in Bass Lecture Hall
News April 11, 2017

Intelligence and Security Symposium Features Keynote Speaker FBI Director James Comey

On Thursday, March 23, 2017, LBJ School students attended a university-wide symposium on intelligence and security featuring expert speakers, including a keynote from FBI Director James Comey.

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UT President Greg Fenves, FBI Director James Comey and UT System Chancellor Admiral Bill McRaven

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Op-Ed: Let's Tackle Austin's Affordability Crisis Without Villainizing Newcomers

In this opinion piece, LBJ School student Christopher "Kaz" Wojtewicz (MPAff) calls on Austinites to face the city's affordability and transportation woes without villainizing newcomers. 

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Media Mention April 18, 2017
Why U.S. Strategy Must Adapt to Technological Change

LBJ Professor Eugene Gholz makes the case for technological innovation in U.S. grand strategy.

Read More A row of F18 fighter jets on the deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson is prepared for patrols off the disputed South China Sea, March 3, 2017 (AP photo by Bullit Marquez).
Media Mention April 6, 2017
Why Black Lives Matter Still Matters

Three years after BLM launched a nationwide uprising against police violence, what's next for the movement? In this special section, Peniel Joseph, a leading African American historian, explores how the group is forging a powerful new form of civil rights activism. 

Read More BLM emerged from the Ferguson uprising in 2014, combining street protest with modern-day social media activism. Credit: Philip Montgomery

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News April 20, 2017
Alumni Highlight: Virginia Cumberbatch (MPAff '16), Director, UT Community Engagement Center

Virginia Cumberbatch was born and raised in Austin—but she didn’t expect to stick around for graduate school. After graduation from St. Stephen's Episcopal School in west Austin, she headed east to attend Williams College in Massachusetts, where she double majored in anthropology and history with a focus on critical race theory.

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News April 19, 2017
LBJ School Students Reinvent Diplomacy in Year-Long Policy Research Project

LBJ School students who took part in the “Reinventing Diplomacy” policy research project, led by professors Robert Hutchings and Jeremi Suri, explored how countries have changed the way they recruit, select, prepare and train diplomats in today’s global environment.

Read More
News April 13, 2017
LBJ School Center for the Study of Race and Democracy Hosts Men's Basketball Coach Shaka Smart for Conversation on Sports, Democracy

The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) at the LBJ School hosted a Conversation on Race, Sports and Citizenship featuring UT Austin’s men’s Head Basketball Coach Shaka Smart.

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