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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!

 

News See All

News March 21, 2019
Policy on Purpose: A Research-Based Approach to Criminal Justice

Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot is a retired judge and award-winning lawyer with more than three decades of experience in the criminal justice system, including as a felony district court judge, Dallas County assistant district attorney and chief felony prosecutor, as well as a criminal defense lawyer in private practice.

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News March 20, 2019
Universities are battleground for Trump administration directives on transgender students

Under the Obama administration, the scope of Title IX was broadened. The administration issued robust guidance regarding procedures for sexual misconduct investigations, expanding services for students with disabilities, and laying out expectations for how universities accommodate transgender students. In February 2017, the Trump administration quietly rescinded those policies

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News March 20, 2019
LBJ's Olmstead on a team awarded a $2.8M grant to study HIV testing intervention

African-American and Latina women, as well as women living in poverty, are at disproportionate risk for contracting HIV. Prevalence is increased further in these women if they have other risk factors, including substance use, history of intimate partner violence, and homelessness. Despite the relatively high prevalence rates in these populations, many of these women have never been tested — and knowledge of one's HIV status is crucial for rapid access to treatment and reducing its spread.

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Upcoming Events See All

Tuesday Mar 26
12:15 pm
Room 3.122, LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3

Dr. Olufemi Vaughan is the Alfred Sargent Lee & Mary Ames Lee Professor of Black Studies at Amherst College. He is author and editor of 10 books and over 80 scholarly articles and reviews. In " Religion and the Making of Nigeria ," Vaughan examines how Christian, Muslim and indigenous religious structures have provided the essential social and ideological frameworks for the construction of contemporary Nigeria.

Wednesday Mar 27
12:15 pm
SRH 3.122

In 2018 Royce Brooks became executive director of Annie's List, an organization started in 2003 to recruit, train and support progressive women running for office at both the state and local levels in Texas. Over the past 15 years, the organization has raised more than $15 million to support these candidates and has helped them win more than 100 races, canvassing, holding training sessions, phone banking and driving voters to the polls.

Wednesday Mar 27
6:00 pm
SRH 3.122

Have you ever thought about running for office or playing an active role in an electoral campaign? If you answered yes (which most of you probably did) join the LBJ School on the evening of Wednesday, March 27 for an overview of what direction to take your leadership and civic engagement journey.

Thursday Mar 28
12:15 pm
SRH 3.122

Aldo Flores-Quiroga is former deputy secretary of energy for hydrocarbons at Mexico’s Ministry of Energy (2016–18), where he led a team of more than 180 government officials to implement the historic opening of Mexico's hydrocarbons sector. He launched an oil exploration strategy and production auctions, helped liberalize Mexico’s markets for refined products and natural gas, helped create strategic inventories for gasoline, diesel and natural gas, and negotiated Mexico's role in the unprecedented OPEC-Non OPEC pact to stabilize oil markets.