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News October 16, 2017

LBJ School to Host Rob Reiner, Woody Harrelson for LBJ Movie Screening

The LBJ School will host an advance screening of the major motion picture LBJ , with special guests Rob Reiner, the film’s director, and Woody Harrelson, the actor who plays Lyndon B. Johnson.

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LBJ movie poster with Woody Harrelson
News October 16, 2017

LBJ Students Attend Texas National Security Forum

The LBJ School of Public Affairs co-sponsored the fourth annual Texas National Security Forum at The University of Texas at Austin. Presented by the Intelligence Studies Project , the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law , and the Clements Center for National Security , “Alliances and Partnerships in American National Security” drew leading experts on defense, intelligence, diplomacy and international financial policy and featured keynote speaker Michael Pompeo, current CIA director.

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Michael Pompeo and Stephen Slick at the Texas National Security Forum
News October 12, 2017

Former U.S. Health and Human Services Acting Deputy Secretary Joins the LBJ School and School of Nursing at UT Austin

AUSTIN, Texas — Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN and former acting deputy secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will join the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs this fall as dean’s distinguished fellow. Wakefield’s appointment is a

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Mary Wakefield
News October 12, 2017

LBJ Professor Raj Patel Releases Interdisciplinary Book on Effects of Capitalism

AUSTIN, Texas, October 12, 2017 – Nature, money, work, care, food, energy and lives, and how these seven things have shaped our world and its future are the focuses of a new book by Raj Patel, a research professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. The book, A

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Raj Patel
News October 9, 2017

Texas 2030 Conference Explores Impact of State and National Policy Changes to Trade, Immigration, Border Governance

The implications of state and national policy changes in the areas of trade, immigration and border governance are the focus of “Texas 2030: Texas in a Changing World Economy,” a one-day symposium hosted by the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin on October 16. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

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Texas 2030: Texas in a Changing World Economy
News October 9, 2017

LBJ School and Federal Reserve Convene Workforce, Economic Experts at National Conference

The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Federal Reserve, featuring all 12 of the Federal Reserve System's regional banks and the Board of Governors, convened the Investing in America's Workforce national conference to generate conversation about how to leverage community resources, policy and social investments to build connections between businesses and workers.

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Heath Prince, director of the Ray Marshall Center at the LBJ School, in front of Investing in America's Workforce powerpoint slide
News October 3, 2017

Former Vice President Joe Biden Visits with LBJ Students

LBJ School students met with former Vice President Joe Biden, after his address to a 900+ person crowd at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library.

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Joe Biden speaks with LBJ School of Public Affairs students as part of an exclusive meet and greet
News October 2, 2017

Dean's Distinguished Leaders Series Brings High-Level Visitors to LBJ School

U.S. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D–MD), Texas State Senator Kirk Watson (D–Austin) and Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins visited the LBJ School of Public Affairs as featured speakers in the Dean’s Distinguished Leaders Series.

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Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins speaks to students
News September 26, 2017

LBJ Students Comprise Social Media Team at Trib Fest '17

LBJ School students formed the heart of the 2017 Texas Tribune Festival’s social media team, providing coverage all-weekend long of this innovative, three-day event that brings together leading policy experts, practitioners and media to explore our state and nation’s most pressing issues.

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LBJ School students with CNN's Chris Cillizza
News September 26, 2017

The LBJ School of Public Affairs Appoints David Springer as Interim Associate Dean for Academic Strategies

David Springer, currently the Director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, a University Distinguished Teaching Professor, and Fellow to the Sid Richardson Chair at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin has been appointed interim Associate Dean for Academic Strategies for the LBJ School.

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David Springer

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