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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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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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News February 12, 2018

LBJ School Celebrates Barbara Jordan National Forum 21st Anniversary

The LBJ 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 21st annual Barbara Jordan National Forum (BJNF), Feb. 19–23.

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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 8, 2018

Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins to offer a four-part seminar series on global security

Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins will launch at the LBJ School a four-part seminar series on global security. These seminars will expose specific issues that directly impact global security, demonstrate their unique influence on national security and analyze the implications of the confluence of these issues on world affairs. 

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News February 6, 2018

"The Renaissance Period of the African American in Sports" documentary headlines special Texas Athletics tribute to Black History Month and 2018 Barbara Jordan National Forum

In honor of Black History Month and the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ 2018 Barbara Jordan National Forum, Texas Athletics, the LBJ School, LBJ Presidential Library, UT's Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement are collaborating to present a special evening event, The African American Athlete: The Renaissance Continues, on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

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News January 9, 2018

Two former presidential appointees to share expertise with students on housing, health care policy through spring seminars

The Honorable Julián Castro, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Dr. Mary K. Wakefield, former acting U.S. Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, will share their expertise with LBJ students through a series of spring seminars.

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Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro walking and talking with three LBJ School students
News December 11, 2017

LBJ School, Texas Secretary of State Host Consular Roundtable Meetings to Foster Intellectual Exchange

The LBJ School, in partnership with Texas Secretary of State Roland Pablos and The University of Texas at Austin, hosted the first in a series of Consular Roundtable Meetings, which bring together consular officials from across Texas and aim to assist the foreign diplomatic corps in developing and maintaining relationships with Texas state government, academic institutions and other stakeholders

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