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August 25, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 8:00am

GOVERNING Magazine, in partnership with the Center for Politcs and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, will present "GOVERNING Texas: A Leadership Forum" on Sept. 7 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin.

August 22, 2011 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs opened its doors to a new class of incoming students who come to Austin from locations around the world, representing 26 states in the U.S. and seven countries, including: Austria, China, India, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Pakistan and Tanzania.

August 17, 2011 - News

As the first class day of the fall semester approaches, students who participated in the newly-launched LBJ School of Public Affairs Washington, D.C.  program this summer are returning to Austin. Associate Professor Kate Weaver, describes how living, working and learning in Washington, D.C. over the summer has provided LBJ School students with the valuable experience and connections in the nation’s policy nerve center. The LBJ School launched it's inuagural Washington, D.C. program in May 2011 with two graduate courses. In addition to graduate coursework, the program includes student internships, career fairs and alumni events.

August 11, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Give them an Austin welcome! Meet incoming LBJ School and returning students beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Hugo's Bar & Restaurant.

August 10, 2011 - News

 That is the central question of a new CCAPS Research Brief released today. The report details an innovative research project by seven of the world's top scholars of Constitutional Design and Conflict Management in Africa, organized by the Strauss Center. 

July 28, 2011 - News

The University of Texas at Austin has created a new graduate portfolio program in Arts and Cultural Management and Entrepreneurship sponsored jointly by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the College of Fine Arts.


July 20, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

WALSAC hosts July 29 Alumni Happy Hour in Washington, D.C.

July 5, 2011 - News

Sherri Greenberg, LBJ School Lecturer, Interim Director of the LBJ School’s Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) and a former Texas State Representative, was called upon by local, national and international media to explain the hot topics of the 82nd Texas State Legislative Session and the special session that followed. The issues ranged from the budget shortfall, to redistricting, to government transparency. From local media, to the International Press Corps, all eyes were on Texas. In this Q&A, Greenberg explains why the nation and the world look to Texas as the canary in the coal mine on so many issues.

June 29, 2011 - News

Organizers of the June 13th, D.C. Health Privacy Summit, “Getting IT Right: Protecting Patient Privacy in a Wired World”, today announced the release of videos of the featured keynote speakers of the Summit.

June 29, 2011 - News

The Project on Educator Effectiveness and Quality (PEEQ) announces the launch of their new website. PEEQ is an initiative of the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Center for Health and Social Policy at The University of Texas at Austin. PEEQ specializes in bridging education policy and education research for real world application. PEEQ’s website address is

June 28, 2011 - News

The LBJ School Washington, D.C. Program, which launched in May 2011, is well underway with summer courses, a health privacy summit, internships and alumni activities.

June 22, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 6:15pm - Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 7:30pm

The Summer Speakers Series features guest speakers who will enlighten students, alumni and friends of the University of Texas System on issues of domestic and international policy.

June 16, 2011 - News

Deanna T. Schexnayder, long-time associate director for the Ray Marshall Center for Study of Human Resources, has assumed the role of Assistant Dean for Finance for the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

June 6, 2011 - News

Jeremi Suri, an acclaimed scholar of international history, has been named the first holder of the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and has received a joint appointment at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the History Department at the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin.

May 31, 2011 - News

Organizers of the upcoming Health Privacy Summit, “Getting IT Right: Protecting Patient Privacy in a Wired World” scheduled for June 13th in Washington D.C., today announced seven leading technology industry sponsors of the day-long conference: Microsoft; Jericho Systems; Oracle; Dell; ID Experts; Vir-Sec, and e-MDs, Inc.

May 26, 2011 - News

It was a day of celebration for the LBJ School of Public Affairs-- a day where family and friends were invited to watch a new generation of policy leaders receive their diplomas at the 2011LBJ School Convocation Ceremony.

May 25, 2011 - News

In the context of a rapidly aging population, the recently published Handbook of Sociology of Aging, edited by LBJ School Professor Jacqui Angel and Richard Settersten of Oregon State University, looks at the new diversity of America's aging society, and the direct challenges it poses to current public policies now and in the future. It describes what sociology has to offer to the study of human aging.

May 23, 2011 - News

Organizers of the upcoming D.C. Health Privacy Summit scheduled for June 13th in Washington D.C., today announced two featured speakers who will join a lineup of experts convening to examine the future of health privacy. Jeff Rosen, Author and Professor of Law at George Washington University, will deliver the luncheon keynote address “What do Research and History Tell Us About Privacy Today?: A conversation with Alan Westin.”

May 19, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at the University of Texas at Austin will host a joint happy hour for alumni at the Hill Country Barbecue Market on Tuesday, May 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.

May 16, 2011 - News

In what will be the company’s largest cash donation to The University of Texas at Austin, Dell has committed $5 million to the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the university’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.

The grant, which will be distributed to the RGK Center over five years, will build upon the existing Dell Social Innovation Competition (DSIC) to pioneer a new model of purpose-driven, engaged education targeting student social entrepreneurs worldwide.

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