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News May 2, 2019

PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor to deliver the 2019 LBJ School commencement address

Yamiche Alcindor, the White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour and a political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC, will deliver the commencement address to the 2019 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. The commencement ceremony will take place on May 25, 2019 in the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium.

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PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor
News May 2, 2019

Panel explores the state of LGBT policy in Texas

On Tuesday, April 30, the LBJ School, along with the Pride Policy Alliance and PRRI, the Public Religion Research Institute, hosted another installment of its new Civic Engagement Series: “Fifty Years After Stonewall: LGBT Rights and Policy.” Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, the LBJ School’s director of civic engagement, moderated a panel that included Robert P. Jones, Ph.D., founding CEO of PRRI; Emma Platoff of The Texas Tribune; and David Edmonson of TechNet.

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A panel a discussion featuring Robert Jones, Emma Platoff, David Edmundson and Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto
News May 1, 2019

LBJ's Michele Deitch chosen by alumni as one of the 'Texas 10'

LBJ School Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch has been named by The Alcalde as one of the 2019 "Texas 10" — a list of inspiring professors nominated by alumni. She appears in the May/June 2019 issue in the company of nine other University of Texas colleagues from across the 40 Acres.

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LBJ Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch in her office
News April 30, 2019

Intelligence Studies Project holds fifth annual 'Intelligence in Transition' symposium

On March 28, 2019, the Intelligence Studies Project hosted its fifth annual spring "Intelligence in Transition" symposium, anchored by a keynote address by Susan Gordon, the principal deputy director of national intelligence. The event was co-sponsored by the Strauss Center, Clements Center and the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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LBJ's Steve Slick with Deputy DNI Susan Gordon at ISP's Intelligence in Transition symposium, March 28, 2019
News April 25, 2019

Policy on Purpose: Opening Mexico’s oil and gas industry

Aldo Flores-Quiroga is former deputy secretary of energy for hydrocarbons at Mexico’s Ministry of Energy (2016–18), where he led a team of more than 180 government officials to implement the historic opening of Mexico’s hydrocarbons sector. Flores-Quiroga, who also served as Secretary General of the International Energy Forum, joins Dean Evans to talk about shared goals amid competing interests and the kinds of skills that withstand disruption.

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Dr. Aldo Flores-Quiroga speaks to LBJ students about opening Mexico's oil and gas industry on March 28, 2019
News April 17, 2019

Innovation Bound, the annual celebration of LBJ School policy research: April 23, 2019

Core to the LBJ School's mission is "getting it done" — developing solutions to policy problems through scholarship and public discourse. Every year, faculty and students take on research that melds the theoretical and the practical, exploring the world through hands-on field work and data analysis to address issues critical to the health of American democracy and global society. Innovation Bound celebrates the impact, quality and range of the published works of our distinguished scholars.

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Innovation Bound 2019 poster
News April 12, 2019

Policy on Purpose: Developments in technology and its influences on national security and intelligence

Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Susan M. Gordon visited The University of Texas at Austin for the UT Intelligence Studies symposium on March 28, 2019. She stopped by the LBJ School to talk with Dean Angela Evans about emerging technologies and an evolving intelligence community, as well as private-public partnerships with tech sectors.

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Sue Gordon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, with LBJ School Dean Angela Evans during the podcast
News April 11, 2019

The LBJ School at the Summit on Race in America

The LBJ School community of students, faculty, alumni and staff was proud to partake — on stage, in the audience and online — in The Summit on Race in America, hosted by the LBJ Foundation April 8–10. Civil rights leaders, activists, musicians and comedians gathered for three days of candid conversations on America's racial divide.

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(left to right_) Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto leads a conversation about immigration with ward-winning Salvadoran American poet and activist Javier Zamora, LBJ School Professor Ruth Wasem and Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of MALDEF. (Pho
News April 8, 2019

LBJ Foundation hosts Summit on Race in America April 8–10

Civil Rights leaders, activists, musicians and comedians gather for candid conversations on America's racial divide. LBJ School students to meet participants Dolores Huerta, Valerie Jarrett and Yamiche Alcindor in private session.

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LBJ Foundation Summit on Race in America logo
News April 4, 2019

Welcome Admitted Students

The LBJ School of Public Affairs is welcoming the latest admitted cohort of policy students to Austin — an amazing opportunity to get a feel for the place — and the city — that will prepare them to go out and make their mark in the policy arena.

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An LBJ student makes the Hook 'Em sign with the UT Tower in the background at Gone to Texas 2018