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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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News February 22, 2012

Georgia State Rep. Stacey Abrams calls for authenticity, courage and action in 16th Annual Barbara Jordan Forum keynote address

As the highlight of the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan Forum, Georgia State Rep. Stacey Abrams (MPAff ’98) addressed current students and alumni in a keynote address as part of a luncheon on Feb. 21 at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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News February 15, 2012

The Aspen Institute Announces LBJ Professor Chris King as Ascend Fellow

The Aspen Institute today announced that Dr. Christopher King, Senior Research Scientist, Lecturer and Director of the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources at The University of Texas at Austin’s Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs, will be in the inaugural class of its Ascend Fellowship program, one of a select group of 20 leaders from across the country who are pioneering two-generation approaches to move families beyond poverty

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News January 26, 2012

Alumnae participate in UN climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa

Two LBJ School alumnae took part in the climate change negotiations in Durban, South Africa in November and December of 2011. The Durban Climate Change Conference was held by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

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News January 23, 2012

Lady Bird Johnson Centennial Conference

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Lady Bird Johnson's birth, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will host a conference in Spring 2013 that will focus on Mrs. Johnson's environmental legacy. This event will be one of many planned events honoring the Lady Bird Johnson Centennial celebration which will take place from the Fall of 2011 through the Summer of 2013.

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