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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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News December 16, 2019
LBJ School of Public Affairs marks 50th anniversary with special programs in 2020

In 2020, the Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will turn 50, marking a half-century since one of the most action-oriented policy presidents in American history declared his intention to educate new generations of young people to become bold "thinkers and doers." During the landmark anniversary year, the LBJ School will present three daylong programs that spotlight contemporary, high-profile voices known for their imaginative and thoughtful leadership in their chosen arenas.

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News November 7, 2019
LBJ’s LatinX Factor Summit fosters education, exchange of ideas on impact of LatinX communities

Members of the LBJ, UT Austin and Austin communities gathered at the LBJ School of Public Affairs on Thursday, Oct. 24 for a summit exploring LatinX and its role in the American social, political and cultural landscape.

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Media Mention October 25, 2019
LatinX Factor summit discusses cultural, social impact of Latinx community

During the summit, dozens of people listened to speakers discuss the role of the Latinx community in American culture and politics as part of the LBJ School’s Civic Engagement Series. 

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Upcoming Events See All

Thursday Jan 30
12:15 pm
SRH 3.122

An incisive, data-based look at current refugee policy and the economic ramifications of these immigration policies.

Wednesday Feb 5
5:30 pm
Austin City Hall, Mayor's Balcony (301 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701)

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin cordially invites you to attend — INSIDE THE CITY — a biennial networking reception for government officials, their staffs and LBJ School alumni and students who work with local government agencies. Wednesday, Feb. 5 | 5:30-7:30