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News March 21, 2017

Tokyo Trip Provides LBJ School Student with Insights into Gender, Work Culture in Japan

Second-year Master of Global Policy Studies student Mary Vo spent a week in Tokyo as part of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs’ Asia Dialogues program.

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Mary Vo with delegates of the Asia Dialogues program
News March 20, 2017

Angela Evans, Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, receives honor for contributions to scholarship and policy

Angela Evans, Dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, is the recipient of the American Society for Public Administration’s (ASPA) Paul P. Van Riper Award for Excellence and Service.

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Angela Evans, dean of the LBJ School
News March 13, 2017

Former refugee and LBJ School alumna bridges diplomacy with culture

Amara Chhin, a 2016 graduate of the Master of Global Policy Studies program, was born at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees camp. Now she's an intern at the United Nations Office at Geneva.

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LBJ School alumna Amara Chhin at the United Nations
News March 13, 2017

LBJ School Students Gain Confidence, Land a Win at SXSW Dell PolicyHack

On Saturday evening as part of SXSW, five LBJ School students participated in the Dell PolicyHack, an interactive, competitive hack-a-thon that tasks teams to design solutions to policy challenges faced by entrepreneurs running growing businesses.

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LBJ Students participate in Dell PolicyHack at SXSW 2017
News March 9, 2017

LBJ School Alumna, Mastercard Exec Speaks at SXSW 2017 on Ending Global Hunger

As president of Mastercard’s Center for Inclusive Growth, LBJ School alumna Shamina Singh (MPAff ’97) is one of four panelists set to discuss “Disrupting Global Hunger: Moonshots for Humanity” at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017 Conference and Festivals.

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LBJ School alumna Shamina Singh
News March 9, 2017

LBJ Faculty, Alumni, Students Participate in SXSW 2017

The ten days in March devoted to the annual SXSW Conference and Festivals are an exciting time to be in Austin. Find out how the LBJ School community, from faculty to students and alumni, are engaged at SXSW 2017.

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News March 9, 2017

LBJ Students Work with Austin Housing Authority on "Smart City" Project

Professor Sherri Greenberg's students tackle technology issues for real-world clients during a class project with real-world impact.

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Smart cities are about housing affordability, mobility, public engagement and technology, workforce development and wellness.
News March 8, 2017

Three Weeks in Mumbai

Sarah Blumberg, an LBJ School student pursuing a Master of Global Policy Studies, spent her winter break in Mumbai as a volunteer English teacher.

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LBJ student Sarah Blumberg and her cohort shown in front of the Ashte village Community Center
News March 7, 2017

LBJ School of Public Affairs Appoints New Associate Dean

Angela M. Evans, Dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, recently announced the selection of Associate Professor Varun Rai as Associate Dean for Research.

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Varun Rai
News March 1, 2017

Global Policy Student Worked with Colombian School to Ensure Continued Funding

Luisa Alejandra Tello, a first-year student in the Master of Global Policy Studies program, spent her winter break in Bogota, Colombia, working with Instituto Pedagogico Nacional (IPN), a public school offering education from preschool through high school.

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Luisa Alejandra Tello with Alejandro Alvarez

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