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November 9, 2010 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs has announced the appointment of Ms. Carolyn Miles Garber as Director of Development.

November 5, 2010 - News

The Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs will collaborate with The Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation, The New Politics Forum and the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation on the “New Politics Forum Election 2010 Debrief Conference” on Friday, Nov. 12 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Texas State Capitol Auditorium.  Vermont Governor Howard Dean will deliver the evening keynote address at 7:30 p.m., followed by a book signing and autograph session.

November 1, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs presents “Between Covers: An Annual Celebration of LBJ Faculty Authors” on Wednesday, November 10, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library Brown room. The event is free and open to LBJ School faculty, students, and staff. Light refreshments

October 26, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Former United States Senator Chuck Robb (D-VA) will hold a noon-time discussion on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 12:30 to 1:30 in Room 3.124. Dean Robert Hutchings will moderate a conversation with Robb about the role of the Congress in intelligence oversight, and in foreign policy more generally.

October 25, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Friday, November 5, 2010 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

Communities across our region are grappling with tough issues every day – budget shortfalls, environmental crises, educational attainment, crime, political distrust and polarization. Now more than ever, leaders in the public, private and civic sectors need to find effective ways to involve the public and help build the capacity to address complex, contentious problems.

October 21, 2010 - News

Oct. 13 – TechNet announced an office expansion and the hiring of LBJ School alumnus John Horrigan (Ph.D. ‘96, MPAff ‘88). Horrigan will serve as the vice president for policy research for the company, whose focus is to promote the growth of technology and the innovation economy. Horrigan will leave the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), where his role centered around the National Broadband Plan, setting the research agenda for the portions of the plan that focused on how to increase the rate of broadband adoption in the U.S.

October 20, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm

It is much more difficult to act ethically and honorably than most of us want to believe. Traditionally, philosophers were the source of all ethics education. Today, insights from psychology, cognitive science, economics and related fields are beginning to significantly impact approaches to business ethics—from the classroom to the board room.

October 20, 2010 - News

The Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, Citizens for State and Local Service (CLASS), and the CenTex Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) presented “Election Wrap-Up: What’s Next for Texas?” featuring political journalists offering their analysis of the Nov. 2 races and their predictions for Texas.

October 19, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The LBJ School Austin Alumni Association and the Graduate Public Affairs Council (GPAC) invite students and alumni to the LBJ School of Public Affairs Fall Leadership Lecture Series featuring Curtis Meadows of the Meadows Foundation on Wednesday, October 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Bass Lecture Hall. Following the talk, a reception to welcome the new alumni affairs coordinator for the LBJ School, Michelle Potter-Bacon, will take place in the lobby of the School from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

October 19, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings and the Washington Area LBJ School Alumni Chapter will host an alumni reception in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, November 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

October 15, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

LBJ School Alumna Rajasvini Bhansali (MPAff  ’03) will speak at the Texas Union, in the Santa Rita Room at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28 in honor of National Young Women’s Day of Action. Her presentation, titled “We Are All Manorama: Stories of Young Women’s Creativity and Courage from India and South Africa,” is sponsored by Students for the GCS and the Gender and Sexuality Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

October 14, 2010 - News

If you asked Greg Pardo (B.A. '05, St. Mary's University, MPAff '10)  to sketch a map of where he thought he'd be five years after graduation, it wouldn't have included places like Bangladesh or Burma, or even Washington, D.C. But that was before he experienced the Marianist spirit that permeates the St. Mary's campus.
From Making Money to Making a Difference

October 13, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm

The LBJ School of Public Affairs; the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law; the City Forum, Community and Regional Planning Program, School of Architecture; the Department of Geography and the Environment and Citizens for Local and State Service (CLASS) will present Tapas Ghatak as he discusses “Applying GIS to Urban Issues in Kolkata” on Oct. 20 from 5:00PM – 6:30PM in SRH 3.122.

October 11, 2010 - News

LBJ School Professor Peter Ward, C.B. Smith Sr. Centennial Chair in U.S.-Mexico Relations and Adviser to the LBJ School Ph.D. program, has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Ford Foundation.

October 7, 2010 - News

Sherri Greenberg, LBJ School lecturer and former member of the Texas House of Representatives, has accepted the position of interim director of the LBJ School’s Center for Politics and Governance (CPG). Greenberg follows Veronica Vargas Stidvent, who is moving to the McCombs School of Business as lecturer and assistant to the dean.

October 5, 2010 - News

The Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS)  program has issued its first call for papers on environmental security, open exclusively to scholars from and based in Africa.

October 1, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Chris Plonsky is women’s athletics director for 11 Longhorns sports teams and oversees external services for UT men’s and women’s athletics. In this role, she manages support operations for corporate sponsorship sales and fulfillment and multimedia agreements showcasing UT sports in broadcasts and internet. She also supervises UT trademark and licensing staff members. Chris is a 1979 journalism graduate of Kent State University. She has a 21-year association with UT (1982-86, 1993-present). Chris also serves on several campus leadership committees and on national sports committees for USA Basketball, the NCAA and the National Football Foundation. She previously worked at The Big East Conference (1986-93) and Iowa State University (1979-81). Her hobbies include travel, reading and golf.

October 1, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Roy Spence is co-founder and chairman of GSD&M Idea City, a leading marketing communications and advertising company. He is also co-founder and CEO of The Purpose Institute, a consulting firm whose purpose is to help people and organizations discover and live their purpose. Under Roy’s leadership and their “Purpose-based Branding” philosophy, the agency has helped grow some of the world’s most successful brands and has used their talents to make a difference in communities around the country and the world.

October 1, 2010 - News

The Fall of 2010 marks 40 years since the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs officially opened its doors to 18 students and five faculty members. Since that day in 1970, the LBJ School now has more than 3,100 graduates worldwide.



September 29, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 8:00am - 6:00pm

The Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources at the LBJ School of Public Affairs celebrated its 40th anniversary with a symposium titled “Policy Responses for the New Economy,” on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, as part of the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ year-long anniversary celebration, “LBJ@40.”


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