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Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

News April 13, 2017

LBJ School celebrates students, faculty, staff dedicated to inclusive community

The LBJ School of Public Affairs has named the winners of its inaugural Dean’s Advancement for Inclusion Awards, created to highlight the activities of LBJ students, faculty and staff dedicated to fostering an inclusive community.

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News March 21, 2017

LBJ School hosts civil rights icon U.S. Rep. John Lewis, co-author and illustrator for discussion on award-winning graphic memoir “MARCH”

On Friday, March 24, Rep. John Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell will visit The University of Texas at Austin for a discussion of "MARCH," a graphic memoir exposing the fear, fight and freedom won through political engagement. 

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News March 21, 2017

Tokyo trip provides LBJ School student with insights into gender, work culture in Japan

Second-year Master of Global Policy Studies student Mary Vo spent a week in Tokyo as part of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs’ Asia Dialogues program.

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Mary Vo
News March 9, 2017

LBJ School alumna, Mastercard exec speaks at SXSW 2017 on ending global hunger

As president of Mastercard’s Center for Inclusive Growth, LBJ School alumna Shamina Singh (MPAff ’97) is one of four panelists set to discuss “Disrupting Global Hunger: Moonshots for Humanity” at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017 Conference and Festivals.

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Shamina Singh is global sustainability lead for Mastercard.
News March 8, 2017

Three weeks in Mumbai

Sarah Blumberg, an LBJ School student pursuing a Master of Global Policy Studies, spent her winter break in Mumbai as a volunteer English teacher.

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Sarah Blumberg
News March 7, 2017

LBJ School of Public Affairs appoints new associate dean

Angela M. Evans, Dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, recently announced the selection of Associate Professor Varun Rai as Associate Dean for Research.

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Varun Rai
News March 1, 2017

Global Policy student worked with Colombian school to ensure continued funding

Luisa Alejandra Tello, a first-year student in the Master of Global Policy Studies program, spent her winter break in Bogota, Colombia, working with Instituto Pedagogico Nacional (IPN), a public school offering education from preschool through high school.

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Luisa Alejandra Tello
News February 14, 2017

LBJ School students honor Barbara Jordan's life, legacy with annual forum

The Barbara Jordan National Forum is a student-driven, week-long tribute honoring the memory of politician, policymaker and educator Barbara Jordan, who ended her career as the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair of Public Policy at the LBJ School.

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LBJ School students
News February 10, 2017

Alumni throwback: Harris County Precinct One commissioner, LBJ aumnus Rodney Ellis delivered 2011 Barbara Jordan National Forum keynote

Harris County Precinct One Commissioner, LBJ alumnus (MPAff ’77) and former Texas state Senator Rodney Ellis (D – Houston) delivered the 2011 Barbara Jordan National Forum (BJNF) keynote at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin.

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News February 9, 2017

LBJ School celebrates Barbara Jordan National Forum 20th anniversary

Author Mary Beth Rogers, Texas Rep. Senfronia Thompson and “Get in the Way: The Journey of John Lewis” documentary screening highlight weeklong Barbara Jordan tribute, Feb. 20-24.

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