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News July 1, 2018

Policy on Purpose: Soledad O'Brien on today's media environment

Award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien talks journalism and public policy with Dean Angela Evans. From current-day tensions to the media’s influence to bridging real-life voices with policy, O’Brien talks candidly about the role of media and public policy today. 

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Journalist Soledad O'Brien joins LBJ School Dean Angela Evans on the Policy on Purpose podcast
News May 11, 2018

New faculty join LBJ School of Public Affairs

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin welcomes several new faculty appointments for the 2018 summer and 2018-19 academic year. New faculty specializations span policy areas and include national security, public management, economics and philanthropy.

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New LBJ School Faculty: McRaven, Fabregas, Abner, Sankaran, Kettl, Waxman, Ma
News April 10, 2018

Policy on Purpose: Former HUD Secretary Castro talks fair housing 50 years later

This year marks the 50th anniversary since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act, which prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin or gender. As former secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Honorable Julián Castro knows as well as anyone some of the most pertinent challenges America faces today.

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Dean Angela Evans interviews former HUD Secretary Julián Castro for "Policy on Pupose"
News April 6, 2018

LBJ Professor Raj Patel to deliver keynote remarks at first annual international animal welfare summit

An international animal welfare nonprofit organization, Four Paws, is holding its first annual International Animal Welfare Summit on April 24 in Vienna, Austria. The goal of the summit is to raise global awareness of the importance of animal welfare, provide up to date research and stimulate discussion. Raj Patel, a research professor at the LBJ School, will deliver keynote remarks entitled "A planet for all?"

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LBJ School Research Professor Raj Patel
News April 3, 2018

Soledad O’Brien to deliver the 2018 LBJ School commencement address

Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist, author and philanthropist, will deliver the commencement address to the 2018 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Journalist Soledad O'Brien
News April 2, 2018

Policy on Purpose: Immigration expert Ruth Wasem breaks down ‘four pillars’ of Trump’s immigration policy

“Now, I think we need major improvements to border security. I'm not saying we don't infuse a lot of public money into border security. But the first place I would put that is in infrastructure at the ports of entry.” —Ruth Wasem

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Ruth Wasem
News March 29, 2018

LBJ School faculty and students commemorate 50th anniversary of Fair Housing Act throughout April

April 11 marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Intended as a follow up to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and the presence of children.

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President Lyndon Johnson signs the Fair Housing Act of 1968
News March 19, 2018

New research from the LBJ School proposes policies for effective immigration governance

New research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin examines immigration governance in the United States. Ruth Wasem, the study’s lead author and a clinical professor of public policy at the LBJ School, proposes three broad sets of options to improve governance.

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News February 27, 2018

LBJ School's 21st annual Barbara Jordan National Forum celebrates perseverance, resolve in public service

The LBJ School of Public Affairs celebrated the 21st annual Barbara Jordan National Forum Feb. 19–23, paying tribute to the former congresswoman’s life and legacy through student-led programming focused on social justice issues.

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 Jackie Chorush (dual degree MGPS/Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies '19); Hanna Munin (MPAff '19); and Roosevelt Neely (MPAff '18) in front of the Barbara Jordan statue.
News February 19, 2018

LBJ School, campus partners commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Report, a historic study that examines the roots of racism, inequality in U.S.

The LBJ School of Public Affairs and several partners across The University of Texas at Austin will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report on March 5 with two events featuring former U.S. Sen. Fred Harris (D-OK), an original member of the Kerner Commission. During the evening event, Sen. Harris will be joined by Dean's Distinguished Fellow and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) the Honorable Julián Castro.

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Kerner at 50: The Past, Present and Future of Two Americas