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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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Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins during an LBJ School seminar
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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Poster advertising the event "The African American Athlete: The Renaissance Continues"
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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LBJ School Dean Angela Evans with UT President Greg Fenves, Provost Maurie McInnis and Professor Varun Rai
News November 17, 2017

LBJ School's China Public Policy Center hosts inaugural event on the future of U.S.–China relations

The University of Texas China Public Policy Center (CPPC) at the LBJ School of Public Affairs hosted an inaugural event focused on prospects for U.S.–China relations. The event was co-hosted by the China-United States Exchange Foundation and featured guests Ambassador He Yafei and Daniel M. Slane.

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LBJ student Richelle Ramey meets Ambassador He Yafei (right) and CPPC Director David J. Firestein (center)
News November 14, 2017

New research from the LBJ School examines relationship between U.S. visa waiver program and national security

New research from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin examines foreign tourism to the United States and the resulting economic benefits against the backdrop of national security.

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News October 26, 2017

Texas 2030 explores impact of state, national policy changes to trade, immigration, border governance

The implications of state and national policy changes in the areas of trade, immigration and border governance were the focus of “Texas 2030: Texas in a Changing World Economy,” a one-day symposium hosted by the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin on Oct. 16.

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Texas Rep. Byron Cook (R–Corsicana) at the symposium "Texas 2030: Texas in a Changing World Economy" on Oct. 16, 2017
News October 26, 2017

Alumni Spotlight: Madge Vásquez (MPAff '01) named new CEO of Mission Capital

LBJ School alumna Madge Vásquez (MPAff '01) has been appointed CEO of Mission Capital, an Austin-based philanthropic group that helps train and guide nonprofits. She will begin her new role in January 2018. 

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LBJ School alumna Madge Vásquez (MPAff '01)
News October 19, 2017

Rep. James Clyburn to meet with LBJ School students as part of Dean's Distinguished Leaders Series

Representative James Clyburn (D-SC) will visit the LBJ School of Public Affairs on Friday, Oct. 20, to meet with students as part of the Dean's Distinguished Leaders Series.

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Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC)