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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 July 25, 2019
Access to reproductive health care in Texas: Rosie's Law and the Hyde Amendment

Access to reproductive health care in Texas is an issue for many living in the state. Many abortion clinics in Texas have closed since HB 2 took effect in 2013. More broadly, rural areas of Texas have faced widespread closures of health facilities, leaving many without nearby access to care. Barriers to care can also include financial barriers: If someone does not have insurance, or if their insurance doesn’t cover a procedure to the extent that they can afford to get that procedure, they will be unable to access that care.

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Media Mention July 17, 2019
What ‘metering’ really looks like in South Texas

Stephanie Leutert,  director of the Strauss Center’s Central America / Mexico Policy Initiative, writes about her experiences seeing the "metering" program along the Mexican border, noting that 18,000-people are waiting along the border due the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) metering policy. She also explores the implications of the policy.

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News June 28, 2019
LBJ Associate Dean Varun Rai named a 2019 Young Alumni Achiever by IIT Kharagpur

Dr. Varun Rai, associate dean for research at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and director of the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, has been honored with a 2019 Young Alumni Achiever Award by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT). The award recognizes alumni age 40 and under for their creativity, innovation and success in their chosen fields of study and work.

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Upcoming Events See All

Friday Sep 20
6:00 pm
LBJ School of Public Affairs, First Floor Lobby

The LBJ School Alumni Weekend will take place September 20-22, 2019, and we invite all LBJ alumni, faculty, staff and students to kickoff the weekend's festivities at the annual Outstanding Alumni Awards.