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News February 9, 2017

Alumni throwback: LBJ alumna, Georgia House Minority Leader (D-89) Stacey Abrams delivered the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum keynote

LBJ alumna (MPAff ’98) and House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly (D –89) Stacey Abrams delivered the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum keynote on Feb. 21, 2012 at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin.

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Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) delivers the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum Keynote in February 2012
News January 12, 2017

Reimagining Martin Luther King's dream in 2017

Please join Professor Ed Dorn for a special noontime discussion on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in commemoration of Martin Luther King Day and explore together the key issues that defined and shaped Dr. King’s legacy through a modern-day lens.

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News November 28, 2016

Informing the conversation: Dr. Julia Sweig, leading scholar on Cuba, U.S.-Cuba policy transformation and Castro legacy

The LBJ School’s Dr. Julia Sweig is actively informing the conversation around Fidel Castro's legacy and what's next for Cuba and U.S. – Cuba relations following his death. 

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News November 14, 2016

Kellie Sauls named executive director of the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs

Kellie Sauls has been named executive director of the Office of Student and Alumni Affairs (OSAA) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

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Kellie Sauls
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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Rachel Hoff
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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