Schmandt, Jurgen | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • Ph.D. in Political Philosophy, University of Bonn

Jurgen Schmandt specializes in environmental policy and regulation. His research deals with sustainable development, climate change and water policy. He has a doctorate from the University of Bonn (political philosophy) and has worked at the OECD (Paris) and the Environmental Protection Agency. Before coming to the LBJ School, he was associate director of the Program on Technology and Society at Harvard University. Schmandt developed the sustainable development program at the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC). He continues to work with HARC as a Distinguished Fellow.

Media Expertise
  • Sustainable Development
  • Water Policy
  • Environmental Policy


FeatureDecember 8, 2020
An action plan for protecting the sustainability of engineered rivers in arid lands
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NewsDecember 8, 2020
LBJ School policy leaders craft solutions for a resilient future

Twenty-nine LBJ School authors have come together to craft interdisciplinary and resilience-based policy solutions, published in one toolkit called Resiliency in the Age of COVID-19. This toolkit comes as researchers from across The University of Texas at Austin continue to offer first-of-its-kind groundbreaking research and discovery in the fight against COVID and its long-lasting impacts on public health, business and the future of governance.

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NewsMay 30, 2019
Innovation Bound, the annual celebration of LBJ School policy research

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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