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News August 15, 2018

Catherine Weaver named to newly created Associate Dean for Students position, LBJ School

Aug 15, 2018, Austin, Texas – Catherine Weaver , associate professor of public affairs, has been appointed to the newly created position of Associate Dean for Students at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, as announced today by LBJ School Dean Angela Evans.

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News July 26, 2018

LBJ School students gain work experience across policy sectors

Students from the LBJ School have the opportunity to personalize their career paths through real-world, hands on experience. In fact, the school requires a 400-hour minimum internship placement in a policy-related position to complement students’ academic training and offer exposure to a variety of

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News July 23, 2018

LBJ School co-hosts APPAM 2018 International Conference in Mexico City

“Public Policy for Sustainable Metropolitan Development” was the theme of the 2018 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) International Conference in Mexico City, Mexico. The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Instituto Tecnólogico Autónomo de México (ITAM) jointly

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News July 11, 2018

New Research Provides Insight into Why U.S. Residents Seek Abortion Medication Online

Research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs reveals four key themes about the motivations and experiences of people seeking medication abortion online. Seeking abortion medications online can be a response to clinic access barriers in states with and without restrictive abortion laws and can

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News July 1, 2018

Policy on Purpose: Soledad O'Brien on Today's Media Environment

Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien talks journalism and public policy with Dean Angela Evans. From current-day tensions to the media’s influence to bridging real-life voices with policy, Soledad O’Brien talks candidly about the role of media and public policy today. "There was a time when you

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News June 22, 2018

LBJ School students honored for outstanding research

Students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs received recognition for research on aging policy. Twelve students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin are the recipients of the 2018 Central Texas American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) James McGrew

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LBJ students receive James McGrew Research Award
News May 31, 2018

LBJ School professors shine light on Americans’ perception of intelligence agencies

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers explore the proper role of intelligence in democracy. AUSTIN, Texas (May 31, 2018) – A new study from professors at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin aims to shed light on Americans’ perception of intelligence agencies,

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News May 25, 2018

Policy on Purpose: Professor Abigail Aiken on Ireland's Historic Referendum on Abortion

UPDATE, MAY 25: Ireland votes to end abortion ban. Read more. Dr. Abigail Aiken , an Assistant Professor of Public Affairs and Fellow of the Richter Chair in Global Health Policy at the LBJ School, joins Dean Angela Evans to discuss a historic referendum on abortion in Ireland. Ireland’s law on

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Abigail Aiken presents her research before Irish Parliament
News May 24, 2018

David Saustad receives the 2018 Terrell Blodgett Fellowship, which supports interest in local government management

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the 2018 recipient of the Terrell Blodgett Fellowship for Government Services in Urban Management and Finance: David Saustad. Established by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System in 1983 in

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David Saustad with Professor Terrell Blodgett
News May 11, 2018

Policy on Purpose: Texas Senator Kirk Watson Talks Public Service and Legislative Priorities

Texas Senator Kirk Watson joins Dean Angela Evans for this episode of Policy on Purpose. First elected to the Texas Senate in 2006, Senator Watson represents Senate District 14, which now covers most of Travis County and all of Bastrop County. In this interview, Senator Watson discusses his top

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Texas Senator Kirk Watson Joins LBJ School Students