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News April 1, 2019

LBJ School hosts conversation on electing women to public office

On March 27, Royce Brooks, the executive director of Annie’s List, a progressive group dedicated to electing women to office, delivered remarks at the LBJ School as part of a new civic engagement speaker series. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, the director of civic engagement at the LBJ School, leads the series.

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Annie's List Executive Director Royce Brooks talks with a student during a visit to the LBJ School on March 27, 2019
Media Mention March 29, 2019

Stacey Abrams could be a kingmaker in 2020 if she decides not to run for president

LBJ alumna Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) could be the most valuable endorsement in 2020 if she decides not to run for president, according to the results of a new INSIDER poll.

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Media Mention March 28, 2019

Cory Booker's blend of personal and political could catch fire

The political contradictions between a moderate past and a progressive future that the candidacy of Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ)  faces also impact the entire Democratic Party field, from veteran politicians such as Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders to fresh-faced newcomers such as Beto O'Rourke, writes LBJ School Professor Peniel Joseph.

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Media Mention March 28, 2019

Stacey Abrams on ABC's The View: 'You don't run for second place.'

Democratic rising star Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) teased her political future during an appearance on "The View" on March 27, saying that "I think you don’t run for second place."

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LBJ alumna Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98), who ran for governor of Georgia in 2018
Media Mention March 28, 2019

Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum talk political future, far-reaching effects of state laws

After narrowly losing two high-profile 2018 gubernatorial races in Georgia and Florida, respectively, political and non-profit leader Stacey Abrams and former Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum have been repeatedly asked whether they’d join what is shaping up to be one of the most crowded and diverse presidential primary races in U.S. history.

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Media Mention March 28, 2019

John Lewis: Stacey Abrams 'would be a great senator'

Rep. John Lewis's desire is that LBJ alumna Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98), the Democrat who narrowly lost her race for Georgia governor in 2018, runs for the U.S. Senate.

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News March 27, 2019

A look back at #LBJatSXSW 2019

Austin is home to South by Southwest (SXSW), a convergence of the interactive, film and music industries from March 8-17. LBJ School faculty, students and alumni were among the speakers, panelists and participants, bringing innovative ideas, hard questions and creative solutions to a community of leaders and engaged stakeholders.

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2019 SXSW logo
Media Mention March 26, 2019

Stacey Abrams: ‘I don’t know whether this Is the moment for me’

Rare is the politician who will say “I don’t know” about something and mean it, including her own future. That is one reason why I despise the question, “Are you running?” It generally wastes the time of journalists everywhere; candidates rarely say “yes,” even if they secretly intend to launch a campaign later on, with the proper pomp and circumstance.

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Media Mention March 26, 2019

What should Stacey Abrams do?

To borrow from Irving Berlin, there was nothing Beto O’Rourke did that LBJ School alumna Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) didn’t do better in her historic campaign for governor of Georgia.

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News March 25, 2019

LBJ School student team named a regional winner of the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student simulation competition

A team of seven LBJ School of Public Affairs students was named regional winner of the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition on Feb. 23. The LBJ School was one of 11 global sites to host the competition, a partnership between the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) and the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

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Group of LBJ students wearing medals as regional winners at the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition.

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