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News March 6, 2019

Former senior counterterrorism officials Nick Rasmussen and Michele Malvesti join UT

Nicholas "Nick" Rasmussen, the former director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), and Dr. Michele Malvesti, a scholar and former White House counterterrorism adviser, will teach and advise students at the University of Texas at Austin. Rasmussen and Malvesti will hold joint appointments as Senior National Security Fellows at UT's Strauss Center for International Security and Law, Clements Center for National Security and the Intelligence Studies Project. The centers and their joint initiative are affiliated with the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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Former senior counterterrorism officials Nick Rasmussen and Michele Malvesti join UT
News March 4, 2019

LBJ School roundup at the Texas Legislature 2019

The 86th Texas Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. While lawmakers, including LBJ School alumni, debate bills and bring policy to life, our students and faculty are working both behind the scenes and in front of the camera at the State Capitol. These LBJ School students, professors and researchers are delivering public testimony, informing politicians, reporting with the media and even interning in senators’ and representatives’ offices.

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A group of 6 LBJ School students at the Texas State Capitol
News February 27, 2019

Policy on Purpose: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel visited the LBJ School on Feb. 13, 2019, as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Leaders Series. In episode 13 of "Policy on Purpose," Mayor Emanuel — who has served as mayor, a congressman, chief of staff to the president of the United States, senior adviser and campaign strategist on local and national levels — talks about his pragmatic approach to policy and what he’s learned throughout his career.  

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks with students and LBJ School Dean Angela Evans in Bass Lecture Hall
News February 20, 2019

Policy on Purpose: Former President of Costa Rica Luis Guillermo Solís and Vice President of Nicaragua Sergio Ramírez

In this special episode of "Policy on Purpose," former President of Costa Rica Luis Guillermo Solís and Vice President of Nicaragua Sergio Ramírez join guest host Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto to discuss the current crisis of democracy in Nicaragua, challenges and opportunities in relations between the Central American nations and their neighbors to the north and the ongoing migration crisis at the U.S.—Mexico border. This episode was recorded in Spanish.

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Former President Solís of Costa Rica (left), Vice President of Nicaragua Ramírez (center) and Professor DeFrancesco Soto (right) during a podcast recording.
News February 15, 2019

Citizenship and power are key themes of LBJ School’s 22nd Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum

Students at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will pay tribute to the life and legacy of former congresswoman, distinguished public servant and teacher Barbara Jordan during the 22nd annual Barbara Jordan National Forum (BJNF), Feb. 18–25, 2019. Citizenship and power are central to this year's signature, student-led weeklong program. The theme, "Extending the Power of the People," is inspired by Barbara Jordan's words.

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Sarah Gonzalez Claytor, Joel Carter and Hanna Munin, co-chairs of the 2019 Barbara Jordan National Forum. (Photo by Brian Birzer)
News February 15, 2019

LBJ School is a host site for NASPAA global simulation competition on Feb. 23

On Feb. 23, The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will host graduate students from 137 universities to participate in the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition.

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LBJ students and faculty participating in the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition on Feb. 23, 2019
News February 7, 2019

LBJ School, Dell Med Professor Michael Hole named one of the fifth annual class of Presidential Leadership Scholars

The Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program has announced that Dr. Michael Hole, a pediatrician, social entrepreneur and joint faculty at the LBJ School and Dell Medical School, is among the 60 men and women who will form its fifth annual class. PLS serves as a catalyst for a diverse network of established leaders brought together to collaborate and make a difference in the world as they learn about leadership through the lens of the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Dr. Michael Hole, in a white lab coat, consults with a teenage patient in a red T-shirt at Dell Children's Medical Center.
News February 7, 2019

2019 LBJ School Alumni Weekend dates announced

The LBJ School and LBJ Alumni Board are proud to announce the second annual Alumni Weekend, continuing the tradition of hosting those classes celebrating their 5th, 10th, 15th, etc. reunion. The LBJ School Alumni Weekend reunion takes place one weekend early each fall semester, this year beginning on Friday, Sept. 20 and going to Sunday, Sept.  22.

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2019 LBJ Alumni Weekend
News February 7, 2019

LBJ students, alumni and state officials connect 'Under the Dome'

LBJ alumni, students and government officials and their staff gathered in the Texas State Capitol on Feb. 5 for the LBJ School's biennial networking reception, Under the Dome.

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State Rep. Gene Wu (MPAff '04) speaks to Under the Dome audience
News February 1, 2019

Celebrating Black History Month

The LBJ School presents Black History Month events to foster meaningful engagement with issues of diversity, inclusion and social justice.

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