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September 21, 2010 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Michelle Potter-Bacon as Alumni Affairs Coordinator.

September 20, 2010 - News

 Monica Medel, an MPAff and Latin American Student dual degree student, and a seasoned journalist with 15-years of experience covering the U.S.-Mexico drug war has published an e-book with findings from a conference hosted by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.

September 17, 2010 - News

Growing up, Laura Huffman spent many family vacations experiencing the beauty of state parks across the U.S., including several in her home state of Texas. She didn't know it then, but those trips helped prepare the Austin native for her current job as state director for the Nature Conservancy of Texas. Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is charged with protecting the world's most precious and ecologically sensitive landscapes.

September 14, 2010 - News

To kick-off the LBJ School's 40th anniversary celebration, the School hosted six noted speakers from the University, the Austin community, and Central Texas as part of the LBJ School Leadership Lecture Series. Invited speakers offered their thoughts on leadership from the perspectives of politics, history, ethics, philanthropy, business, and athletics. Videos and Q&A's with the speakers are now posted.



September 8, 2010 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs is seeking nominations and applications for the inaugural holder of the Barbara Jordan Chair of Ethics and Political Values. Barbara Jordan held the Lyndon B. Johnson Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs from 1978 until her death in 1996 and taught graduate courses in Ethics and Political Values.

September 2, 2010 - News

On August 26 the LBJ School Austin Alumni Association hosted a welcome happy hour which offered a chance for incoming LBJ School students to mix and mingle with area alumni, as well as current students and faculty. The happy hour festivities also provided the perfect opportunity for the Austin Alumni Association to present this year’s Spirit of LBJ Award to current dual-degree student Leah Bojo, who is seeking her Master of Public Affairs (MPAff) and Community and Regional Planning degrees.

September 2, 2010 - News

Michele Deitch, criminal justice and juvenile justice policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs  has been appointed Senior Lecturer. Deitch, whose research interests focus on two areas, independent prison oversight and the management of juvenile offenders, is an attorney with over 23 years of experience working on criminal justice policy issues with state and local government officials, corrections officials, judges, and advocates.

September 1, 2010 - News

LBJ School Alum Robert Hamilton (’02) has been named an Outstanding Young Texas Ex in honor of his accomplishments since graduating in 2002 with dual MPAff and JD degrees by The Alcalde, a publication of the Texas Exes Alumni Association.

August 31, 2010 - News

LBJ School Clinical Professor Howard Prince, Loyd Hackler Endowed Chair in Ethical Leadership, is the focus of an in-depth career profile for The Alcalde, a publication of the Texas Exes, that takes a comprehensive look into Prince's distinguished career as a member of the prestigious 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam, as a clinical psychologist and as an expert on leadership development.

August 31, 2010 - News

In his new book "Moral Movements and Foreign Policy" (Cambridge University Press, 2010), LBJ School Assistant Professor Josh Busby tackles several core questions about why some advocacy campaigns succeed when others fail and what conditions must be present to motivate states to accept commitments championed by principled advocacy movements.

August 30, 2010 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs is welcoming four new faculty, a research fellow and a new Diplomat-in-Residence for the 2010-2011 academic year.

August 30, 2010 - News

LBJ School Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch was honored with the Juvenile Justice Advocate of the Year award from the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition (TCJC) during the 26th Annual TYC Youth Community Connections Conference on June 13.

August 26, 2010 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs has opened its doors to a new class of incoming students who come to Austin from locations around the world, representing 25 states in the U.S. and nine countries, including Colombia, India, Iran, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Russia and the United Kingdom.

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.”


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