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Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion

Media Mention March 31, 2020

Martin, Malcolm and the Fight for Equality

Historian Annette Gordon-Reed on 'The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.,' the new book by LBJ Professor Peniel Joseph: "What an era that could see the rise to national prominence of Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. In his immensely valuable new book, The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., Peniel E. Joseph describes this time, roughly from 1954 to 1965, as 'the civil rights movement's heroic period,' aided greatly by the actions of these two men."

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The Sword and the Shield, by LBJ's Peniel Joseph
News February 27, 2020

LBJ School launches inaugural bipartisan campaign school for women

The LBJ School of Public Affairs has launched the LBJ Women's Campaign School, a new initiative training mid-career professional women how to run for office or manage a political campaign. This multiday program is scheduled for June 9–13, 2020 at The University of Texas at Austin. It will bring together top political experts from across the nation to lead an immersive training program on topics including media relations, public speaking, fundraising and more.

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LBJ Women's Campaign School logo on top of photos (clockwise): Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto talking with a group of women, Luci Baines Johnson with young women, a group of young women on a panel, women in the U.S. Senate
News February 24, 2020

'We the People:' 23rd Barbara Jordan National Forum focused on inclusion and social justice

Inclusion and social justice were central to the 23<sup>rd</sup> annual Barbara Jordan National Forum, the signature, student-led weeklong program honoring the life and legacy of former congresswoman, distinguished public servant and teacher Barbara Jordan Feb. 17–21, 2020.

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LBJ students Aaron Escajeda, Sarah Gonzalez Claytor and Joel Carter with BJNF keynote speaker Jehmu Greene, LBJ Dean Angela Evans and Professor Victoria DeFrancesco Soto
News February 11, 2020

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto named LBJ School's inaugural Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto has been appointed the inaugural Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School Dean Angela Evans announced today.

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Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto with other participants in the DACA policy briefing on Sept. 10, 2019
News February 5, 2020

23rd Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum focuses on inclusion and social justice

Students at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will pay tribute to the life and legacy of former congresswoman, distinguished public servant and teacher Barbara Jordan during the 23rd annual Barbara Jordan National Forum, Feb. 17–21, 2020.

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LBJ students Sarah Gonzalez Claytor, Joel Carter and Aaron Escajeda, the co-chairs of the 23rd Barbara Jordan National Forum
News December 16, 2019

LBJ School of Public Affairs marks 50th anniversary with special programs in 2020

In 2020, the Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will turn 50, marking a half-century since one of the most action-oriented policy presidents in American history declared his intention to educate new generations of young people to become bold "thinkers and doers." During the landmark anniversary year, the LBJ School will present three daylong programs that spotlight contemporary, high-profile voices known for their imaginative and thoughtful leadership in their chosen arenas.

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LBJ School 50th Anniversary logo
News November 7, 2019

LBJ’s LatinX Factor Summit fosters education, exchange of ideas on impact of LatinX communities

Members of the LBJ, UT Austin and Austin communities gathered at the LBJ School of Public Affairs on Thursday, Oct. 24 for a summit exploring LatinX and its role in the American social, political and cultural landscape.

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Students participate LBJ School's LatinX Summit.
Media Mention October 25, 2019

LatinX Factor summit discusses cultural, social impact of Latinx community

During the summit, dozens of people listened to speakers discuss the role of the Latinx community in American culture and politics as part of the LBJ School’s Civic Engagement Series. 

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News October 10, 2019

LBJ faculty talk future of public policy at 2019 NASPAA Conference

Several professors from the LBJ School of Public Affairs will lead conversations on innovations in public policy and emerging challenges involved in training students to build sustainable and inclusive democracies at the 2019 Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Annual Conference. The conference, "Reconstructing Governance for the Next 50 Years," will take place in Los Angeles Oct. 16-19, 2019.

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Eight LBJ School faculty who will be at NASPAA 2019: Jenny Knowles Morrison, Sherri Greenberg, Varun Rai, Dean Angela Evans, Kate Weaver, Don Kettl, Bill Shute, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto
News September 30, 2019

#TribFest19: LBJ faculty, alumni and students hit the stage, audience and social media

The LBJ School is proud to have been a sponsor of the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival, an annual buzzworthy event on politics and public policy in the heart of downtown Austin. The 2019 festival, which took place in downtown Austin Sept. 26–28, include panels and keynotes with leading policymakers including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice.

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Congressional candidate MJ Hegar met with second-year MPAff student Sarah Gonzalez Claytor at TribFest 2019

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