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News January 23, 2019
Policy on Purpose: Presidential historian and author Michael Beschloss

In this episode of "Policy on Purpose," presidential historian and best-selling author Michael Beschloss joins Dean Angela Evans to talk about why and how drawing on history to illuminate and improve politics and policy is critical, and what he's learned from approaching history through issues and circumstances rather than biography.

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News December 12, 2018
Policy on Purpose: Former LBJ School Dean, Deputy Secretary of State (2009–11) James Steinberg on globalization

In this episode of "Policy on Purpose," former LBJ School dean and Obama administration Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg joins Dean Angela Evans for a conversation on globalization, U.S.-Chinese relations and an international-facing public policy education.

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Feature October 3, 2018
LBJ student interns with health care, education startups in Ghana

As a Crook Fellow, I spent my summer in Accra, Ghana, interning as a communications and marketing consultant for two Ghanaian NGOs. Currently, I am a second-year dual master’s student in Global Policy Studies and journalism, so this internship combined my academic interests, which was amazing.

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Upcoming Events See All

Monday Feb 4
12:15 pm
to Thursday Feb 28
6:00 pm

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

Sunday Feb 10
9:00 am
to Friday Feb 22
5:00 pm

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 22 nd annual Barbara Jordan National Forum (BJNF), Feb. 18–22, 2019. Citizenship and power are central to this year's signature, student-led weeklong program, whose theme, "Extending the Power of the People," is inspired by Jordan's words.

Wednesday Feb 20
12:15 pm
SRH 3.122

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, the Strauss Center welcomes Scott Moore, director of the Penn Global China Program at the University of Pennsylvania, for a talk on "Hydropolitics in China: Water Conflict, Development, and Sustainability in a Rising Power." Drawing on Moore's new book, Subnational Hydropolitics , this talk will explore the role that water has played in Chinese politics, its rapid economic growth, and its struggle to make its development sustainable.

Thursday Feb 21
12:15 pm
SRH 3.122

On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, the Strauss Center and Clements Center welcome Tom Ricks , a military historian and author, to give a lecture: "Was George Washington a Strategic Genius?"