Vanita Gupta, principal deputy assistant attorney general for the DOJ Civil Rights Division, to give keynote address at 2016 Barbara Jordan National Forum
Gupta to Join Students in Commemorating Jordan’s Policy LegacyRead more
The University of Texas at Austin has established The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, which will host its inaugural national conference Feb. 8-9, 2016.Read more
In this "Alumni Corner," we speak with LBJ alumnus Daniel Sepulveda (ambassador, deputy assistant secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State) about his career path, what attracted him to public service, and the value of his LBJ degree.Read more
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro keynotes 2015 Reimagining Cities Conference
Marking the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Department of Housing and Urban Development by President Lyndon B. Johnson, HUD Secretary, The Honorable Julián Castro, delivered the noontime keynote address at the LBJ School ofRead more
Leading race and civil rights scholar Peniel Joseph joins UT Faculty; Joseph receives joint professorship appointment with LBJ School and history dept.
Peniel Joseph, renowned scholar, teacher and a leading public voice on race issues has received a joint professorship appointment at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the History Department in the College of Liberal Arts atRead more
The resources available through the Urban Program and International Program of the Policy Research Institute (PRI) are an important asset to the LBJ School. The Urban Program provides funding for research projects on public policy issues of metropolitan areas, regionalism and inter-governmental relations in the U.S. and abroad. The International Program provides funding for research that will enhance understanding of issues in the international arena. These competitive awards are designed to support research by tenured and tenure track faculty and are expected to enhance the LBJ School’s visibility in academic and policy communities.Read more
Veteran civil rights activist Julian Bond visited campus last Wednesday to reflect on past struggles of the civil rights movement and the challenges ahead. Bond’s keynote address was part of the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ 2015 Barbara Jordan Forum.
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This summer, the LBJ School hosted students from Mexico’s Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Israel’s Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), and from the LBJ School for a cultural exchange and professional development course focused on developing leadership skills.Read more
The LBJ School of Public Affairs welcomed its newest incoming class of students with a week of orientation activities that culminated with "Gone to Texas," which featured a reception hosted by Dean Robert Hutchings and a march to the UT Tower for a special presentation of music, student videos and inspirational speakers. The LBJ School orientation week featured a series of events ranging from information sessions on academic and research opportunities to social events, all with the aim of providing an opportunity for new students to become comfortable as the newest members of the LBJ School community.Read more
Researchers at the LBJ School of Public Affairs have released a report that offers an in-depth analysis of the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Texas. This report, which is part of a national effort, provides detailed background information on the history of the Affordable Care Act in Texas. In addition, it focuses on the impact of the ACA on Medicaid, CHIP, immigrant workers and the self-employed.Read more