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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.  

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 February 11, 2020
Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto named LBJ School's inaugural Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto has been appointed the inaugural Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School Dean Angela Evans announced today.

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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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Upcoming Events See All

Wednesday Feb 26
5:30 pm
SRH 3, LBJ School, First Floor Lobby

On Feb. 26, the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy will host Dr. Sherrilyn Ifill, one of the nation’s leading scholars on civil rights law and litigation, as the second keynote presenter in the William C. Powers, Jr. Speaker Series.

Wednesday Mar 11
1:30 pm
LBJ Auditorium

The LBJ School's 50 th Anniversary forum Genius for Good celebrates great thinkers and doers who dedicate their brain power to making the world a better place. To inspire emerging generations about the exciting future they can help lead with innovation, think-big public policy and fundamental notions of "the public good," this LBJ Forum convenes space pioneers to talk about advancing space exploration for the good of humanity; medical innovators to share ideas about transforming health; and global warriors in the fight against inequality and poverty.