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News July 18, 2016

LBJ School graduate shaping Republican Party conversation with platform amendment on same-sex marriage

LBJ School graduate Rachel Hoff, who made history as the first openly gay person to sit on the Republican Platform Committee, presented an amendment to the committee last week that would acknowledge the shifting sentiments towards same-sex marriage within the Republican Party. Hoff, who serves

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News June 22, 2016

Research professor from the LBJ School selected for the James Beard Foundation’s sixth annual leadership awards

The James Beard Foundation today announced the recipients of the sixth annual James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards. Raj Patel, a research professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, is among this year’s honorees. The award spotlights the important and complex realms of sustainability, food access and public health. To bring awareness to such issues, the James Beard Foundation recognizes visionaries across a broad range of backgrounds who influence how, why and what we eat.

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News March 24, 2016

LBJ School's "New Voices in Civil Rights" series to continue with Inimai Chettiar's "Civil Rights and Mass Incarceration"

On March 24, 2016 at 12:15 PM, the LBJ School will host “Civil Rights and Mass Incarceration,” a lunchtime talk with Inimai M. Chettiar, as part of the 

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News March 2, 2016

LBJ School food researcher Raj Patel dives deep into food politics with new 'Secret Ingredient' podcast on KUT

Award winning academic and writer LBJ School professor Raj Patel and veteran food-politics writer Tom Philpott have teamed with Rebecca McInroy, a seasoned producer at KUT, Austin's NPR affiliate, to launch The Secret Ingredient, a bi-weekly podcast that "won't tell you what

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News January 29, 2016
News January 28, 2016

UT Austin establishes Center to Study Race and Democracy (CSRD) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs

The University of Texas at Austin has established The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, which will host its inaugural national conference Feb. 8-9, 2016.

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News October 21, 2015

Alumni Corner: Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda

In this "Alumni Corner," we speak with LBJ alumnus Daniel Sepulveda (ambassador, deputy assistant secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State) about his career path, what attracted him to public service, and the value of his LBJ degree.

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News August 17, 2015

Leading race and civil rights scholar Peniel Joseph joins UT Faculty; Joseph receives joint professorship appointment with LBJ School and history dept.

Peniel Joseph, renowned scholar, teacher and a leading public voice on race issues has received a joint professorship appointment at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the History Department in the College of Liberal Arts at

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News September 9, 2014

Students from Texas, Mexico and Israel study leadership at LBJ School

This summer, the LBJ School hosted students from Mexico’s Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Israel’s Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), and from the LBJ School for a cultural exchange and professional development course focused on developing leadership skills.

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News May 22, 2014

Q&A with LBJ graduate Johnie Jones, a rising leader in agriculture policy

Johnie Jones graduated from the LBJ School in 2011 and was hired by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) where he works on strategic partnerships for the department. Recently profiled by The Pacific Standard in their "30 Thinkers Under 30" series, Johnie has distinguished himself as a rising leader in the federal agriculture policy arena. In this Q&A, Johnie discusses some of the greatest policy challenges currently facing our nation, as well as other activities taking place at USDA.

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