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Diversity & Inclusion

Statement of Commitment

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs is driven by a core mission: creating the greatest good for the greatest number of people. We are committed to a learning environment that promotes a culture of diversity inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity, ability, religion, national origin, political perspective, family educational history, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status.  

Barbara Jordan

"If the society today allows wrongs to go unchallenged, the impression is created that those wrongs have the approval of the majority."
—Barbara Jordan, former member, U.S. House of Representatives, teacher at the LBJ School

Notes from the Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The D&I Committee serves as a steward of the LBJ School's commitment to diversity, inclusion and social justice. We are made up of faculty and students from a range of backgrounds and policy interests, but all sharing in the core mission of the school.

We work closely with the school's leadership team to ensure that a culture of diversity and inclusion is woven throughout the LBJ experience, in which all members of the LBJ community feel welcome and their voices are heard and respected.

The D&I Committee believes that intentional and collective efforts across the school, university and community are needed to achieve the greatest good for the greatest number of people. We look forward to engaging with you, so please contact us!


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Feature May 21, 2019
The Graduating Class of 2019: Jaclyn Le

"As a dual degree student, I've had the privilege of meeting people across both programs from all walks of life," said Jaclyn Le (MPAff, MBA '19) a few days before the LBJ School's 2019 graduation ceremony. 

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Media Mention May 14, 2019
Who's legally responsible for prison and jail suicides?

LBJ School Senior Lecturer and criminal justice expert Michele Deitch weighed in with Pacific Standard about the obligations that jails and prisons have to watch over and take care of their prisoners. 

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Media Mention May 11, 2019
Arts allow young people in Harris County juvenile detention to express themselves

LBJ School Senior Lecturer and criminal justice expert Michele Deitch talked with the Houston Chronicle about how arts and culture programs in juvenile detention centers in Harris County — including song, dance and slam poetry — benefit incarcerated young people by teaching and allowing them to express themselves. 

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Saturday May 25
11:00 am
Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium

The LBJ School 2019 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m. in the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium .