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News July 21, 2017

LBJ Crook Fellow interns with Sustainability International to coordinate bioremediation efforts in the Niger Delta region

2017 Crook Fellow Amara Uyanna is interning with Sustainability International this summer in Nigeria, and updates us here on the environmental conditions of the Niger Delta region, where among other responsibilities she is coordinating bioremediation efforts in the area.

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LBJ student Amara Uyanna during her internship in the Niger Delta, funded by the Crook Fellowship
News July 21, 2017

LBJ Crook Fellow interns with Artists for Soup, dedicated to reducing poverty through empowerment of women and children

LBJ student Jessi Stafford (MGPS) has taken a summer internship with Artists for Soup, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing hunger, malnutrition and poverty through empowering women and secondary school students. Stafford shares her observations on living in poverty in La Paz Centro, Nicaragua.

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LBJ student Jessi Stafford with a group of kids in La Paz Centro, Nicaragua, pat of her internship with Artists for Soup
News July 19, 2017

LBJ Professor releases book on the challenges of aging in modern society

Jacqueline Angel, a professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, has released a new book on the challenges of caring for the aging.

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LBJ Professor Jacqueline Angel
News July 18, 2017

Pioneering exchange: LBJ student explores China as part of new exchange program with Fudan University

Each year, LBJ School students travel the world as part of a variety of foreign exchange partnerships. Kirt Smith (MGPS '17) spent a summer in Shanghai at Fudan University's School of International Relations and Public Affairs to deepen his knowledge of Chinese politics and experience with the Mandarin language.

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LBJ student Kirt Smith (MGPS '17) in Shanghai, where he studied at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs at Fudan University
News June 29, 2017

LBJ School home to new UT China Public Policy Center

The University of Texas at Austin will establish a new interdisciplinary China Public Policy Center, to be housed at the LBJ School, with a charge to make fresh and enduring contributions to the study of China-related policy topics while advancing U.S.-China relations and Texas-China relations.

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LBJ Professor David Firestein, executive director of the interdisciplinary China Public Policy Center.
News June 26, 2017

LBJ Student Policy Research Project supports collaboration among area service providers in addressing poverty

A 2016-17 Policy Research Project led by the LBJ School’s Chris King focused on 2-Gen strategies in Central Texas to streamline and coordinate the services provided to families to help them improve their economic situation.

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Map of 211 calls by ZIP code in Austin
News May 22, 2017

LBJ students tackle yearlong research project on Mexico security challenges

Students offer policy recommendations to combat continued issues of drug trafficking and cartel violence.

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LBJ StudentsA group of LBJ students in Mexico City at Mexico's National Security Commission with Stephanie Leutert (fourth from right) as part of a policy research project focused on issues surrounding drug trafficking and cartel violence.
News May 5, 2017

Policy Research Institute provides LBJ School faculty opportunities for worldwide research

Policy Research Institute funding will grant 12 LBJ School faculty members the opportunity to pursue important research projects on complex, relevant policy issues.

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World map of LBJ faculty research
News April 20, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Virginia Cumberbatch (MPAff '16), director, UT Community Engagement Center

"At LBJ, I had the ability to be a leader at the school, to be part of committees and groups that have real impact, such as the diversity and inclusion committee."

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Virginia A. Cumberbatch (MPAff '16)
News April 13, 2017

LBJ School Center for the Study of Race and Democracy hosts men's basketball coach Shaka Smart for conversation on sports, democracy

The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) at the LBJ School hosted a Conversation on Race, Sports and Citizenship featuring UT Austin’s men’s Head Basketball Coach Shaka Smart.

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