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News April 25, 2019

Policy on Purpose: Opening Mexico’s oil and gas industry

Aldo Flores-Quiroga is former deputy secretary of energy for hydrocarbons at Mexico’s Ministry of Energy (2016–18), where he led a team of more than 180 government officials to implement the historic opening of Mexico’s hydrocarbons sector. Flores-Quiroga, who also served as Secretary General of the International Energy Forum, joins Dean Evans to talk about shared goals amid competing interests and the kinds of skills that withstand disruption.

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Dr. Aldo Flores-Quiroga speaks to LBJ students about opening Mexico's oil and gas industry on March 28, 2019
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

Policy on Purpose: 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

Detaining immigrant youth: disability rights at the border

The past year has brought heightened attention to the treatment of immigrant children at the U.S. border, as the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy meant separating families at the border and detaining children. The administration's policies of detainment continue to pose a threat to immigrants — particularly children with disabilities, who often require specialized services and treatment. These children have been separated from guardians and caretakers and placed in facilities with little to no oversight.

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photo of migrant children used in CHASP blog
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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