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News April 16, 2012

LBJ alumnus and vice president of the East West Institute David Firestein Delivers talks U.S.-Chinese relations and the role of government in American life

LBJ Alumnus and vice president of the East West Institute David Firestein delivered two talks in March and April 2012. One focused on  U.S.-Chinese Relations and the other focused on the role of government in American life.

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News April 10, 2012

Renowned Philanthropist Bernard Rapoport Dies at Age 94

Renowned Philanthropist and LBJ Foundation Board Member Bernard Rapoport has died at the age of 94. Rapoport was a long-time member of the LBJ Foundation Board and supporter of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and The University of Texas at Austin.

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News April 2, 2012

Graduate Student Conference Highlights Research on Women in the Workplace by Students of LBJ School Professor Jacqueline Angel

On March 29, 2012, students from Dr. Jacqueline Angel’s topical seminar, Women and the Changing World of Work, presented a roundtable discussion on issues impacting the female workforce. This event was part of (Dis)locating Justice: 19th Annual College of Women and Gender Studies Graduate Student Conference. The research presented at the event was part of a larger project with the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor, which has adopted a variety of policy initiatives aimed at improving women workers’ compensation and increasing their participation in areas of the labor market in which they are underrepresented. Issues discussed by the panel included obstacles to high-paying jobs, women’s involvement in green jobs, and balancing family and workplace responsibilities.

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News April 2, 2012

Two LBJ School Students Receive Prestigious Rosenthal Fellowships

Reid Porter, a first year Master of Public Affairs student, and David Sokolow, a first year Master of Global Policy Studies student, are both recipients of the prestigious Harold Rosenthal Fellowship, which offers students pursuing a career in international affairs summer internships with a Member of congress, the State Department, or a federal agency.

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News March 30, 2012

Nine Ambassadors and Seven Members of UT’s Army War College to Assist in LBJ School Crisis Simulation

Nine ambassadors and seven members of The University of Texas at Austin’s U.S. Army War College Fellows program will serve as mentors to 55 graduate students in a crisis simulation at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs on March 30 and 31.

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News March 20, 2012

LBJ School To Launch ‘Reinventing Diplomacy’ Program

In an effort to lead a renaissance among the next generation of diplomatic leaders and scholars, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin is spearheading the launch of a new educational and research initiative, “Reinventing Diplomacy.”

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News March 8, 2012

Sixth Graders Interview Dean Robert Hutchings for National History Day Project

On March 8, five sixth graders from Grisham Middle School in Austin, Texas, met with LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings to interview him for a project for National History Day (NHD).

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News March 7, 2012

RGK Center's Suzi Sosa Feature Story of Austin Woman Entrepreneurial Issue

Suzi Sosa, Associate Director of Programs for the RGK Center and Executive Director of the Dell Social Innovation Challenge, is the cover story of Austin Woman's March "Entrepreneurial Issue."   This special issue follows Sosa from her time in college, to meeting her husband, Roy Sosa, to the landmark gift of $5 million from Dell to expand the Dell Social Innovation Challenge (DSIC). To read the full article, visit:

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News March 1, 2012

Mapping Tool Analyzes How Climate Change, Conflict, and Aid Intersect in Africa

Researchers have developed a new dynamic mapping tool that will help policymakers and other groups determine a country’s vulnerabilities to climate change and conflicts and show how these two issues intersect in Africa.


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News February 22, 2012

Interactive Time-line and Gallery to Showcase Barbara Jordan’s Life Feb 20-27 in the Texas State Capitol Rotunda

In commemoration of Barbara Jordan Freedom Week, a special interactive timeline and gallery showcasing Barbara Jordan’s life will be on display in the rotunda of the Texas State Capitol Building. The week of Feb. 20-26 was established as Barbara Jordan Freedom Week by the 2011 Texas Senate.

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