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Diversity & Inclusion

News November 19, 2018

Latest book by LBJ’s Jacqui Angel examines how the U.S. will handle aging and diversity

Two massive demographic changes are poised to hit the United States in the next 30 years: The older population will double and the country will become a majority-minority society. But whether or not the country will be prepared to deal with those shifts remains a big question. In their book, "The Politics of a Majority-Minority Nation: Aging, Diversity, and Immigration," Dr. Jacqueline Angel, professor of public affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and Dr. Juan Fernando Torres-Gil of UCLA Laskin School of Public Affairs, look at the demographic shifts ahead and assess how the U.S. can meet the challenge.

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The LBJ School's Dr. Jacqui Angel and her book, "The Politics of a Majoriy-Minority Nation"
News September 27, 2018

The LBJ School remembers Julius Whittier (MPAff ’76)

The University of Texas at Austin lost one of its historical figures, trailblazers and true Longhorn Legends with the passing of Julius Whittier on Tuesday morning.

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News September 27, 2018

LBJ School research on China and work in developing communities published in a top journal

The LBJ School's Joshua Eisenman, Erin Lentz and Raj Patel have published new studies in Development and Change, a top journal in the development economics field from the Institute of Social Studies. One piece looks at how Maoist China's rural collectives siphoned away household savings to invest in the country's capital investments and agricultural production; another examines how international agriculture development tends to ignore or treat as a mystery the division of labor within a household.

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LBJ Professors Erin Lentz, Rajeev Patel and Joshua Eisenman
News July 23, 2018

LBJ School co-hosts APPAM 2018 International Conference in Mexico City

"Public Policy for Sustainable Metropolitan Development" was the theme of the 2018 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) International Conference in Mexico City, Mexico. The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Instituto Tecnólogico Autónomo de Méxic (ITAM) jointly organized the conference, which was held July 19–20, 2018.

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Dean Evans with LBJ School faculty Peter Ward and Raissa Fabregas during the APPAM Conference in Mexico City
News July 1, 2018

Policy on Purpose: Soledad O'Brien on today's media environment

Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien talks journalism and public policy with Dean Angela Evans. From current-day tensions to the media’s influence to bridging real-life voices with policy, O’Brien talks candidly about the role of media and public policy today. 

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Journalist Soledad O'Brien joins LBJ School Dean Angela Evans on the Policy on Purpose podcast
News May 11, 2018

New faculty join LBJ School of Public Affairs

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin welcomes several new faculty appointments for the 2018 summer and 2018-19 academic year. New faculty specializations span policy areas and include national security, public management, economics and philanthropy.

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New LBJ School Faculty: McRaven, Fabregas, Abner, Sankaran, Kettl, Waxman, Ma
News April 10, 2018

Policy on Purpose: Former HUD Secretary Castro talks fair housing 50 years later

This year marks the 50th anniversary since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act, which prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin or gender. As former secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Honorable Julián Castro knows as well as anyone some of the most pertinent challenges America faces today.

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Dean Angela Evans interviews former HUD Secretary Julián Castro for "Policy on Pupose"
News April 6, 2018

LBJ Professor Raj Patel to deliver keynote remarks at first annual international animal welfare summit

An international animal welfare nonprofit organization, Four Paws, is holding its first annual International Animal Welfare Summit on April 24 in Vienna, Austria. The goal of the summit is to raise global awareness of the importance of animal welfare, provide up to date research and stimulate discussion. Raj Patel, a research professor at the LBJ School, will deliver keynote remarks entitled "A planet for all?"

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LBJ School Research Professor Raj Patel
News April 3, 2018

Soledad O’Brien to deliver the 2018 LBJ School commencement address

Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist, author and philanthropist, will deliver the commencement address to the 2018 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Journalist Soledad O'Brien
News April 2, 2018

Policy on Purpose: Immigration expert Ruth Wasem breaks down ‘four pillars’ of Trump’s immigration policy

“Now, I think we need major improvements to border security. I'm not saying we don't infuse a lot of public money into border security. But the first place I would put that is in infrastructure at the ports of entry.” —Ruth Wasem

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Ruth Wasem