University of Texas at Austin

LBJ School of Public Affairs

Spring Issue 2014

50 Years

In This Issue

Civil Rights Summit on UT campus
Affordable Care Act Research
James Galbraith Discusses Inequality and Financial Instability
Operation Diplomacy
Alumni Spotlight

Presidents Obama, Carter, Clinton and Bush to Speak at LBJ Presidential Library Civil Rights Summit on UT Campus

The LBJ Presidential Library, located on The University of Texas at Austin campus, will host a Civil Rights Summit on April 8–10 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. President Lyndon Baines Johnson drove passage of the legislation and signed it into law. The summit will feature a keynote address by President Barack Obama on April 10, and remarks by former President Jimmy Carter on April 8, former President Bill Clinton on April 9, and former President George W. Bush on April 10.

Rolling out the Affordable Care Act in Texas

Professors David Warner and Sam Richardson, along with 17 LBJ School students, are conducting a year–long policy research project on the technical details of the Affordable Care Act and the specific ways in which Texas is rolling it out.

Latest from James Galbraith: The Link Between Inequality and Financial Instability

Professor James Galbraith draws on over 40 years of data to dispel major misconceptions about the rise of inequality in the world economy.

Operation Diplomacy

With the military carrying out much of U.S. foreign policy, Dean Robert Hutchings and Professor Jeremi Suri look at the vanishing role of the American diplomat.

Alumni Spotlight with LBJ School graduate Randall Kempner, '98

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Alumnus Randall Kempner reflects on international development, income inequality, and the importance of education in narrowing the rich-poor gap.

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