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Diversity & Inclusion

Media Mention May 14, 2019

Who's legally responsible for prison and jail suicides?

LBJ School Senior Lecturer and criminal justice expert Michele Deitch weighed in with Pacific Standard about the obligations that jails and prisons have to watch over and take care of their prisoners. 

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Media Mention May 11, 2019

Arts allow young people in Harris County juvenile detention to express themselves

LBJ School Senior Lecturer and criminal justice expert Michele Deitch talked with the Houston Chronicle about how arts and culture programs in juvenile detention centers in Harris County — including song, dance and slam poetry — benefit incarcerated young people by teaching and allowing them to express themselves. 

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Media Mention May 10, 2019

Texas prison officials roll out updated policy banning disciplinary quotas one year after scandal

LBJ School Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch, an expert on criminal justice policy, talked with the Houston Chronicle about the Texas prison system's decision to change policies to expressly ban the use of disciplinary quotas, nearly a year after a leaked email obtained by the newspaper uncovered a scandal at a state lockup in Brazoria County.

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Media Mention May 7, 2019

'They love their kids': Texas lawmakers want to send fewer moms to prison

LBJ School Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch, an expert on criminal justice, spoke with NPR about the number of incarcerated women who are mothers, and how lawmakers in Texas are considering measures to avoid breaking up families. 

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News May 2, 2019

PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor to deliver the 2019 LBJ School commencement address

Yamiche Alcindor, the White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour and a political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC, will deliver the commencement address to the 2019 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. The commencement ceremony will take place on May 25, 2019 in the Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium.

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PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor
News May 2, 2019

Panel explores the state of LGBT policy in Texas

On Tuesday, April 30, the LBJ School, along with the Pride Policy Alliance and PRRI, the Public Religion Research Institute, hosted another installment of its new Civic Engagement Series: “Fifty Years After Stonewall: LGBT Rights and Policy.” Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, the LBJ School’s director of civic engagement, moderated a panel that included Robert P. Jones, Ph.D., founding CEO of PRRI; Emma Platoff of The Texas Tribune; and David Edmonson of TechNet.

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A panel a discussion featuring Robert Jones, Emma Platoff, David Edmundson and Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto
News May 1, 2019

LBJ's Michele Deitch chosen by alumni as one of the 'Texas 10'

LBJ School Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch has been named by The Alcalde as one of the 2019 "Texas 10" — a list of inspiring professors nominated by alumni. She appears in the May/June 2019 issue in the company of nine other University of Texas colleagues from across the 40 Acres.

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LBJ Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch in her office
Media Mention April 29, 2019

John Singleton's virtuoso vision of black life

LBJ School Professor Peniel Joseph, Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values and founding director of the LBJ School’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, discusses the work and legacy of filmmaker John Singleton, who died on April 29 at age 51.

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Media Mention April 28, 2019

Civic engagement is the key to making our democracy ‘glow with justice and shine with beauty’

LBJ School Director of Civic Engagement and Lecturer Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto and Professor Peniel Joseph, Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values and founding director of the LBJ School’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, talked to the Dallas Morning News about the crucial need for civic engagement and political participation.

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News April 25, 2019

Policy on Purpose: Opening Mexico’s oil and gas industry

Aldo Flores-Quiroga is former deputy secretary of energy for hydrocarbons at Mexico’s Ministry of Energy (2016–18), where he led a team of more than 180 government officials to implement the historic opening of Mexico’s hydrocarbons sector. Flores-Quiroga, who also served as Secretary General of the International Energy Forum, joins Dean Evans to talk about shared goals amid competing interests and the kinds of skills that withstand disruption.

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Dr. Aldo Flores-Quiroga speaks to LBJ students about opening Mexico's oil and gas industry on March 28, 2019

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