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News March 26, 2020

LBJ School launches virtual series, 'LBJ In the Arena,' to explore public policy’s critical role in dealing with COVID-19

In recent weeks, COVID-19 has reshaped the way Americans live, work, learn and govern. In response, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will convene "LBJ In the Arena," an eight-week virtual event series exploring the impact of COVID-19 on our communities, starting April 1, 2020.

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Graphic: LBJ In the Arena, with UT
News March 20, 2020

LBJ Forums 'Genius for Good,' 'Humanity: It's Time' postponed until Fall 2020

The LBJ School of Public Affairs is postponing its LBJ 50th Anniversary Forums, "Genius for Good," previously scheduled for March 11, and "Humanity: It's Time," previously scheduled for April 30, until Fall 2020.

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LBJ School 50th Anniversary logo
News March 17, 2020

LBJ School: COVID-19 updates

The LBJ School is following all directives from The University of Texas at Austin regarding operations regarding COVID-19, with only essential personnel expected to work on campus. All other personnel will be working remotely. UT students are currently on spring break, and classes will resume on March 30.

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Graphic: COVID-19 Updates
News March 17, 2020

USNWR 2021 Grad School Rankings: LBJ School ranks #8

The LBJ School of Public Affairs ranks No. 9 in graduate public affairs schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's (USNWR) 2021 edition of "Best Graduate Schools." 

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LBJ50 logo on school window along with U.S. News & World Report ranking badge
News March 6, 2020

Second-round application deadline for Fall 2020 entry is March 15

The second application deadline for the 2020–21 academic year at the LBJ School of Public Affairs is March 15. Here's an overview of the LBJ School's programs and application requirements.

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The incoming LBJ School class celebrates the 2019 Gone to Texas
News March 6, 2020

LBJ Forum 'Genius for Good' postponed until September 2020

The LBJ School of Public Affairs is postponing one of its LBJ 50th Anniversary Forums, 'Genius for Good,' previously scheduled for March 11, until mid-September 2020.

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News February 27, 2020

LBJ School launches inaugural bipartisan campaign school for women

The LBJ School of Public Affairs has launched the LBJ Women's Campaign School, a new initiative training mid-career professional women how to run for office or manage a political campaign. This multiday program is scheduled for June 9–13, 2020 at The University of Texas at Austin. It will bring together top political experts from across the nation to lead an immersive training program on topics including media relations, public speaking, fundraising and more.

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LBJ Women's Campaign School logo on top of photos (clockwise): Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto talking with a group of women, Luci Baines Johnson with young women, a group of young women on a panel, women in the U.S. Senate
News February 24, 2020

'We the People:' 23rd Barbara Jordan National Forum focused on inclusion and social justice

Inclusion and social justice were central to the 23<sup>rd</sup> annual Barbara Jordan National Forum, the signature, student-led weeklong program honoring the life and legacy of former congresswoman, distinguished public servant and teacher Barbara Jordan Feb. 17–21, 2020.

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LBJ students Aaron Escajeda, Sarah Gonzalez Claytor and Joel Carter with BJNF keynote speaker Jehmu Greene, LBJ Dean Angela Evans and Professor Victoria DeFrancesco Soto
News February 11, 2020

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto named LBJ School's inaugural Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto has been appointed the inaugural Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School Dean Angela Evans announced today.

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Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto with other participants in the DACA policy briefing on Sept. 10, 2019
News February 10, 2020

LBJ Professor Ruth Wasem joins the Bipartisan Policy Center as a fellow

The Bipartisan Policy Center today announced that Ruth Wasem, professor of public policy practice at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, is joining the organization as a fellow with the Immigration Project. As a fellow, Wasem will be working alongside BPC’s immigration experts providing meaningful analysis and insights into current immigration issues and challenges and creating pragmatic, bipartisan immigration policy recommendations.

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LBJ School Professor Ruth Wasem during the 2019 NASPAA Simulation

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