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News October 31, 2018

Three LBJ School-mentored teams win inaugural President’s Award for Global Learning

Three undergraduate research teams mentored by faculty from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin are among the inaugural seven recipients of the President’s Award for Global Learning. The President's Award provides up to $25,000 and fully funded travel to implement research, social impact and entrepreneurship projects in seven regions across the world during summer 2019.

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Two students participate in a President's Award-winning research project on waste management challenges in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
News October 29, 2018

LBJ’s Michele Deitch presents research on the importance of prison oversight and transparency at international conference

Michele Deitch, a senior lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and an expert on criminal and juvenile justice, delivered a plenary presentation on prison oversight and human rights at the International Corrections and Prisons Association Conference in Montreal on Oct. 22.

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LBJ School Senior Lecturer Michele Deutch during her presentation on prison oversight and human rights in Montreal on Oct. 22, 2018.
News October 24, 2018

Call for LBJ Alumni Board member nominations

The LBJ Alumni Board invites any and all alumni to submit nominations, including self-nominations, for new Board members. The roles and responsibilities of Alumni Board members are outlined in the bylaws.

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News October 16, 2018

CIA’s first Resident Intelligence Officer comes to UT Austin, LBJ School

The University of Texas at Austin is home to the Central Intelligence Agency’s first resident intelligence officer (RIO) under its new Visiting Intelligence Officer Program. As UT’s RIO, Alan Kessler joins the university community to help bridge the gap between the intelligence community and academia. Kessler will work within the LBJ School of Public Affairs through fall 2020.

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Alan Kessler, resident intelligence officer, teaches class at LBJ School
News October 15, 2018

New research explores global climate leadership, risks and fragility

Joshua Busby, an associate professor of public affairs and leading expert on environmental politics, published two reports on climate change in September 2018.

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LBJ Alumna Ellen Scholl and Professor Josh Busby at the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC.
News September 30, 2018

LBJ at Texas Tribune Fest 2018: Leading the dialogue on stage and online

The LBJ School is proud to have been part of the 2018 Texas Tribune Festival Sept. 27-29, which gathered nearly 400 speakers from around the state and the country to Austin to discuss, debate and share ideas about some of the most important issues of the day in more than 100 interactive events.

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LBJ student Jaclyn Lee at the 2018 Texas Tribune Festival
News September 27, 2018

The LBJ School remembers Julius Whittier (MPAff ’76)

The University of Texas at Austin lost one of its historical figures, trailblazers and true Longhorn Legends with the passing of Julius Whittier on Tuesday morning.

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News September 27, 2018

LBJ School research on China and work in developing communities published in a top journal

The LBJ School's Joshua Eisenman, Erin Lentz and Raj Patel have published new studies in Development and Change, a top journal in the development economics field from the Institute of Social Studies. One piece looks at how Maoist China's rural collectives siphoned away household savings to invest in the country's capital investments and agricultural production; another examines how international agriculture development tends to ignore or treat as a mystery the division of labor within a household.

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LBJ Professors Erin Lentz, Rajeev Patel and Joshua Eisenman
News September 26, 2018

Policy on Purpose [Recorded Live]: Mitch Landrieu visits UT Austin, urges fight against racism

In a special "Policy on Purpose" recorded live on Sept. 18, former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu addresses a crowd of 300+ UT students, urging them to stay engaged with today’s most pressing issues. Listen to the episode

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Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu sits in suit on stage next to Dean Angela Evans of the LBJ School, seated in chairs with stage lights
News September 21, 2018

Outstanding Alumni Awards reception kicks off first LBJ Alumni Weekend

LBJ alumni, their families and friends returned to the LBJ School Sept. 14–16 for the inaugural Alumni Weekend to reconnect with former classmates, celebrate alumni excellence and engage with current students. The weekend was kicked off by the Outstanding Alumni Awards reception, honoring the 2018 winners of the Distinguished Public Service Award and Rising Leader Award: Nancy La Vigne (MPAff ’91) and Rachel Hoff (MGPS ’14).

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LBJ students mingle with alumni at the Outstanding Alumni Awards reception in September 2018