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News August 22, 2012

LBJ School Welcomes Largest Incoming Class

The largest incoming class in LBJ School history will begin classes on August 29. The incoming class of 2012 includes 156 master’s students and three PhD students hailing from 26 states in the United States and 10 other countries: Canada, China, Germany, India, Iran, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Pakistan and Slovenia.

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News August 9, 2012

High School Educators Sharpen Teaching Skills at Gilder Lehrman Seminar

LBJ School Professor Jeremi Suri Leads Weeklong Workshop Focusing on Historical Development of US Foreign Policy

Through a weeklong Gilder Lehrman seminar on American History, LBJ School and Department of History Professor Jeremi Suri helped 29 K-12 educators sharpen their teaching methods with lectures, readings and tours of historical archives and book collections.

Held July 29 through August 3, the seminar examined the historical development of American foreign policy. From the nation’s emergence as a world power in the late 19th century through the contemporary War on Terror, Suri led teachers and library instructors through America’s most transformative nation-building events.

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News August 2, 2012

LBJ alumnus receives German Chancellor Fellowship to study renewable energy

Recent LBJ School graduate Eric Borden is the recipient of a German Chancellor Fellowship and will be spending the next year in Germany working on a research project of his own design focusing on renewable energy.

 

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News August 1, 2012

A Night of Insurgents & Upsets in the Texas Primary Runoff

BY Sherri Greenberg, Director of the LBJ School's Center for Politics and Governance

It was a night of insurgents and upsets. At the top of the ballot, Ted Cruz, former Texas solicitor general, rode his wave of enthusiasm to victory last night, defeating Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate. The Cruz victory grabbed headlines nationwide as a decisive Tea Party victory in the second most populous state in the country. Cruz will face the winner of the Democratic runoff, Paul Sadler, in November, but in this red state, Cruz is the presumptive favorite.

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News July 30, 2012

Discretionary Decline

The US has outlasted at least five previous episodes of declinism and in the last hundred years has navigated the dangerous waters of international politics with surprising adroitness. It has bested great power rivals, helped stamp out noxious ideologies, and built enduring global institutions. It has done this without sacrificing the legitimacy of its domestic system or crippling its economy by creating a garrison state. 

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News July 30, 2012

America in Decline: Through the Looking Glass

No patriotic American would like to admit that our country is in decline, but how does the evidence stack up? Time for a quick look in the mirror America, to assess what we see.

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News July 30, 2012

Looking Backward, Planning Forward

In 1994, during a brief stint in the National Intelligence Council as director of its Analytic Group, I was involved in the first of the “Global Trends” exercises, organized by the then-chairman of the NIC, Joe Nye. (The “Global Trends 2010” report was published in early 1997 under the chairmanship of Dick Cooper.)

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News July 30, 2012

The Decline of American Education

The world has changed in many ways since the Cold War ended. The internet and mobile communication have opened up new possibilities across the world. As high-tech, high-value generating industries are no longer bound by national borders or access to restricted resources, a new world order has began to emerge. 

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News July 30, 2012

A Demographic Morning in America

When considering the question of American decline, one could point to yawning budget deficits, unaffordable entitlement programs, a creaking infrastructure or the coming ‘fiscal cliff,’ comprised of tax hikes and budget cuts, as domestic factors contributing to an American power in retreat. 

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News July 30, 2012

Prediction and the Elusive Elements of Power Decline

The implications of US power decline are great. In the Global Trends 2030 report, three scenarios about the way the world could look in 2030 are introduced. 

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