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News April 17, 2019

Innovation Bound, the annual celebration of LBJ School policy research: April 23, 2019

Core to the LBJ School's mission is "getting it done" — developing solutions to policy problems through scholarship and public discourse. Every year, faculty and students take on research that melds the theoretical and the practical, exploring the world through hands-on field work and data analysis to address issues critical to the health of American democracy and global society. Innovation Bound celebrates the impact, quality and range of the published works of our distinguished scholars.

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Innovation Bound 2019 poster
News April 12, 2019

Developments in technology and its influences on national security and intelligence

Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Susan M. Gordon visited The University of Texas at Austin for the UT Intelligence Studies symposium on March 28, 2019. She stopped by the LBJ School to talk with Dean Angela Evans about emerging technologies and an evolving intelligence community, as well as private-public partnerships with tech sectors.

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Sue Gordon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, with LBJ School Dean Angela Evans during the podcast
News April 11, 2019

The LBJ School at the Summit on Race in America

The LBJ School community of students, faculty, alumni and staff was proud to partake — on stage, in the audience and online — in The Summit on Race in America, hosted by the LBJ Foundation April 8–10. Civil rights leaders, activists, musicians and comedians gathered for three days of candid conversations on America's racial divide.

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(left to right_) Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto leads a conversation about immigration with ward-winning Salvadoran American poet and activist Javier Zamora, LBJ School Professor Ruth Wasem and Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of MALDEF. (Pho
News April 8, 2019

LBJ Foundation hosts Summit on Race in America April 8–10

Civil Rights leaders, activists, musicians and comedians gather for candid conversations on America's racial divide. LBJ School students to meet participants Dolores Huerta, Valerie Jarrett and Yamiche Alcindor in private session.

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News April 4, 2019

Welcome Admitted Students

The LBJ School of Public Affairs is welcoming the latest admitted cohort of policy students to Austin — an amazing opportunity to get a feel for the place — and the city — that will prepare them to go out and make their mark in the policy arena.

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An LBJ student makes the Hook 'Em sign with the UT Tower in the background at Gone to Texas 2018
News April 3, 2019

Give to the LBJ School during 40 Hours for the 40 Acres

On April 3 and 4, the LBJ School of Public Affairs will participate in the annual 40 Hours for the Forty Acres giving event, a 40-hour celebration of giving benefiting the LBJ School and UT Austin. Gifts to the LBJ school deliver critical resources to our students and faculty members, provide extraordinary educational opportunities, and help the school continue to be a model for graduate education in public affairs that effectively blends the academic with the practical while keeping pace with a changing world.

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The LBJ School of Public Affairs building with the 40 Hours for the 40 acres logo
News April 1, 2019

LBJ School hosts conversation on electing women to public office

On March 27, Royce Brooks, the executive director of Annie’s List, a progressive group dedicated to electing women to office, delivered remarks at the LBJ School as part of a new civic engagement speaker series. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, the director of civic engagement at the LBJ School, leads the series.

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Annie's List Executive Director Royce Brooks talks with a student during a visit to the LBJ School on March 27, 2019
News March 27, 2019

A look back at #LBJatSXSW 2019

Austin is home to South by Southwest (SXSW), a convergence of the interactive, film and music industries from March 8-17. LBJ School faculty, students and alumni were among the speakers, panelists and participants, bringing innovative ideas, hard questions and creative solutions to a community of leaders and engaged stakeholders.

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2019 SXSW logo
News March 25, 2019

Royce Brooks of Annie's List talks campaigns at LBJ

On March 27, Royce Brooks, executive director of Annie's List — an organization started in 2003 to recruit, train and support progressive women running for office at both the state and local levels in Texas — will join LBJ School students for a lunchtime session to discuss

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Royce Brooks, executive director of Annie's List
News March 25, 2019

LBJ School students inform City of Austin aging policy during one-day symposium

The Austin-Round Rock metro area is home to the country's second-fastest growing population of adults ages 65 and older, and is on track to hit approximately 700,000 seniors by 2040. The urgent and increasing need for health and care arrangements for these seniors is the focus of a one-day symposium hosted by the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, AustinUP and the City of Austin Commission on Seniors

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LBJ students Emma Nye, Alex Abbot, Patricia Hart and Katy Quan with Professor Jacqui Angel (center)