The 83rd Texas State Legislature is in full swing and while the state budget, education finance and redistricting are set to be the most pressing issues that the legislature will tackle, myriad of other issues are likely to come before the session. Faculty experts from the LBJ School of Public Affairs are available to discuss policy and political issues from a variety of perspectives.Read more
LBJ School Faculty and Students Inform Public Dialogue on Major Issues of the 83rd Texas State Legislature
Through research, public events and faculty expertise, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, it's faculty and student researchers, continue to inform public dialogue on some of the most pressing issues of the 83rd Texas State Legislature.Read more
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 15, 2013 — Shirley Franklin, who served two terms as mayor of Atlanta, has joined the LBJ School of Public Affairs as the Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor in Ethics and Political Values. The LBJ School’s dean, Robert Hutchings, announced the appointment today.
In addition to her appointment, Franklin will serve as the keynote speaker for the 17th annual Barbara Jordan Forum, scheduled for Feb. 19. Prior to that, Franklin will introduce Andrew Young — a former Atlanta mayor, congressman and U.N. ambassador — at the second annual Tom Johnson Lectureship hosted by the LBJ Library on Jan. 31.Read more
New UT Clements Center Will Promote Diplomatic History and National Security as well as Honor the Former Governor
The William P. Clements Jr. Center on History, Strategy and Statecraft is being established at The University of Texas at Austin to train leaders in the history of national security and diplomacy and to honor the legacy of one of the most influential statesmen in Texas history, former Gov. Bill Clements.
The center’s leadership will include some of the top diplomatic and international historians in the nation, who are already on faculty at UT Austin, including LBJ School Assistant Professor William C. Inboden who will serve as executive director of the center. It will offer courses and study-abroad opportunities for undergraduates and graduates; provide research grants and fellowships for promising young scholars as well as distinguished faculty members; and sponsor research, lectures and forums on history and statecraft.
Student Researchers Release 2013 Legislative Preview Covering Major Topics of the 83rd Texas State Legislature
In preparation for the 83rd Texas Legislative Session, LBJ School students have compiled an in-depth preview of the major challenges facing state policymakers. The preview covers the following issues: budget, criminal justice, education, elections, healthcare, immigration, payday lending, the sunset advisory commission and water and energy.Read more
I support gun ownership. I believe in the Constitution, and I grew up in an area where people owned guns for hunting, recreation and protection. As a family, my husband and I used to take our kids to a Travis County range for clay and skeet sport shooting. However, gun ownership should not put an end to common sense.Read more
Over the Holiday Break—December 23, 2013 until January 2, 2014—the University and the LBJ School will be officially closed. However, students, staff, and faculty with electronic swipe cards will still have access to the building. Should an emergency or problem arise during this time, please utilize the contact information below.
On December 6, 2012, Professor James Galbraith gave a keynote speech to a congress of the largest German Trade Union, IG Metall, meeting in Berlin on the theme, "Changing Course for a Good Life." Professor Galbraith spoke on the second day of the three-day meeting; keynotes were delivered on the first day by Nouriel Roubini of New York University, and on the closing day by former President Luis Ignacio Lula da Silva of Brazil.Read more