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If you build it...will they come? LBJ class researches open aid data use in Uganda and Nepal

Each year, students at the LBJ School participate in a yearlong policy research project that focuses on a large policy issue. Students spend a year at the school diving into a real-world problem and researching a solution with their instructor. This type of policy research has been at the core

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Maggie Gilburg Named LBJ School Development Director

AUSTIN, TX, October 6, 2015… The LBJ School of Public Affairs at the The University of Texas at Austin has named Maggie Gilburg, a highly accomplished fundraiser in education and mission-based nonprofits, as its new Director of Development. Gilburg comes to the LBJ School from

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LBJ School Clinical Professor Angela Evans: Making a Difference in Public Policy

Clinical Professor Angela Evans is an exemplar of leadership and education in the public policy arena. Her achievements in advancing public policy have spanned a career in Washington, D.C. where she served as Deputy Director of the Congressional Research Service.  Now at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, Professor Evans has distinguished herself as a dedicated and much beloved educator of a new generation of public leaders.

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Congressmen Sarbanes and Doggett, TexPIRG Team Up for Roundtable Discussion at LBJ School

The LBJ School of Public Affairs hosted the Texas Public Interest Research Group (TexPIRG) roundtable discussion with Congressman John Sarbanes (MD), Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX) and TexPIRG Director Sara Smith, addressing new approaches to fighting big money in politics on Friday, Feb. 20,

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LBJ Student Receives First Annual Student Veteran Academic Leadership Award

Vance Roper, a former intelligence analyst for the United States Army and a dual-degree graduate student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, was awarded the first annual Student Veteran Academic Leadership Award and will be recognized May 23 by The University of Texas at Austin President Bill

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LBJ School, Students and Alumni To Play Active Role in 2015 Texas Tribune Festival 

As a presenting sponsor of the Annual Texas Tribune Festival on the weekend of October 16th, 2015, bringing together some of the biggest names in politics, the LBJ School was involved in a number of Festival activities. The School hosted some of the Students at the Fest Lounge, where hundreds of

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Global Food Policy Expert and Documentary Filmmaker Raj Patel Joins LBJ School Faculty

Dr. Raj Patel, global food policy expert and award-wining writer, has been appointed Research Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Patel will be engaged in a combination of teaching, researching, and filmmaking. Patel, formerly a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Center for African Studies, will teach graduate courses on food policy at the LBJ School as well as select undergraduate courses across campus. 

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LBJ Student Martha Böhrt Receives Humanity in Action’s Diplomacy & Diversity Fellowship

Martha Böhrt, a first year Master of Public Affairs graduate student with the LBJ School of Public Affairs, was recently awarded the 2015 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship from Humanity in Action.

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Professor Richard Schott Leaves Enduring Legacy From Distinguished 40-Year Career at the LBJ School

Dr. Richard L. Schott, former professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, passed away on Saturday, June 13. Dr. Schott was a faculty member at the School from 1974 – 2014, during which he taught courses in ethnic relations, public

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Why LBJ? – The Master of Global Policy Studies

From geomapping international aid in Malawi, to working to improve open data and citizen engagement in Uganda, to exploring complex emergencies in Southeast Asia, LBJ students interested in international development are gaining incredible hands-on experience as student researchers, summer

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