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August 25, 2010 - News

Veronica Vargas Stidvent, Director of the LBJ School's Center for Politics and Governance, discusses why the traditional left-right political breakdown doesn't apply on immigration issues, the impact of undocumented workers on umeployment, and the influence and reform of birthright citizenship in the U.S.

August 24, 2010 - News

The University of Texas at Austin's KNOW news magazine profiles LBJ School Staffer Kristen Hotopp.

August 23, 2010 - News

LBJ School Professor of Public Affairs Paul Stekler, a critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker known for his films about American politics, has been appointed chair of the Department of Radio-Television-Film.

August 18, 2010 - News

James K. Galbraith, professor of public affairs and government at the LBJ School of Public Affairs has been elected to the “Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei,” also known as the Lincean Academy, the oldest honorific scientific academy in the world.

August 13, 2010 - News

LBJ faculty members Eugene Gholz, Joshua Busby, Gary Chapman and David Eaton took advantage of the 2010 summer months to take students out of the classroom and into the field, giving students the opportunity to put their growing knowledge of public policy to work. Issues addressed during these programs abroad included global governance in southern African countries, civic participation in the digital transformation era, and project planning and implementation in Afghanistan.


August 11, 2010 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas School of Public Health Austin Regional Campus have announced the creation of two dual degree programs, a Master of Public Affairs/Master of Public Health degree and a Master of Global Policy Studies/Master of Public Health degree.

August 10, 2010 - News

">The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will present “The 2010 International Conference on Aging in the Americas” (CAA), on September 15-17, 2010 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin campus. The 2010 Conference, scheduled during National Hispanic Heritage Month, is the fourth installment in the Conference Series on Aging in the Americas, a successful series of meetings on aging in the Hispanic population established in 2001 at The University of Texas at Austin. This year’s conference will focus on the topic “Issues of Disability, Care-giving, and Long-term Care Policy.”


August 10, 2010 - News

The LBJ School Maymester-type course, Governance Challenges in southern Africa, strives to bring home this adage by giving Master of Global Policy Studies (MGPS) and Master of Public Affairs (MPAff) program students an opportunity to study, survey and understand the problems facing southern Africa today.

August 2, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

LBJ School Austin Alumni Association welcomes all alumni, faculty and students to a celebration kicking off the new school year

July 20, 2010 - News

Robert Hutchings, dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named to the Executive Committee for the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) as an At-Large member.

July 14, 2010 - News

Fifty students from Central Texas high schools arrived at The University of Texas at Austin on July 18, to begin an intensive four-day leadership academy designed to give them the skills to address the needs of the next generation, including a growing Hispanic population that has become the largest and youngest minority group in the United States.

July 13, 2010 - News

The 2010 LBJ School Summer Speaker Series in Washington D.C. is sponsored by the Washington Area LBJ School Alumni Chapter (WALSAC) and The Archer Center. The Summer Speaker Series features five weeks of prominent invited guest speakers who engage students and alumni from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, as well as University of Texas at Austin students, alumni, and friends on issues of domestic and international policy.

July 8, 2010 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Washington D.C. area alumni invite LBJ School alumni, faculty, current students and their guests to a small policy dinner on July 20. The theme of this policy dinner will be "Teacher Incentives/Race to the Top."

No preparation is necessary but videos and clippings will be provided before each dinner.

Please email to RSVP.

July 7, 2010 - News

Axel Gerdau, a dual degree student in the Master of Public Affairs program at the LBJ School and The School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin, recently published a short documentary on the Reporting Texas web site focusing on the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), a nation-wide national network of free, open-enrollment college prepatory public schools for underserved communities which began in Houston, Texas, in 1994.

July 5, 2010 - News

LBJ School Professor James K. Galbraith spent the summer months traveling across Europe and Russia, meeting with officials, lecturing at Universities and testifying about the state of the global economy and the economic crisis.

July 2, 2010 - News

LBJ School Professor James K. Galbraith traveled to France to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) in June to speak about the movement of global inequality over the last 50 years and in the wake of the ecomic crisis.

July 1, 2010 - News

Geoffrey Tumlin, Assistant Director for the LBJ School's Center for Ethical Leadership, was asked by the University of Texas at Austin to provide titles of books that he would recommend as summer reading as part of the University's eighth annual summer reading list.

July 1, 2010 - News

LBJ School Staff Members Steve Alvarez and Talitha May have been chosen as recipients of the 2010 Outstanding Staff and Superviser Award by The University of Texas at Austin Human Resources Department.

June 25, 2010 - News

LBJ School alumnus Scott Hanna (’04) is lending a logistical hand to the historic effort to drill ice cores near the summit of Puncak Jaya in Indonesia, the only place in the tropical Pacific with glacial ice.

June 25, 2010 - News

Senior Lecturer Kenneth Matwiczak has been awarded the 2010 Donald C. Stone Service to the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), an award that pays tribute to ASPA members who have contributed outstanding service to the Society.

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