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Faculty Research and Achievements

News April 17, 2019

Innovation Bound, the annual celebration of LBJ School policy research: April 23, 2019

Core to the LBJ School's mission is "getting it done" — developing solutions to policy problems through scholarship and public discourse. Every year, faculty and students take on research that melds the theoretical and the practical, exploring the world through hands-on field work and data analysis to address issues critical to the health of American democracy and global society. Innovation Bound celebrates the impact, quality and range of the published works of our distinguished scholars.

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Innovation Bound 2019 poster
News April 11, 2019

The LBJ School at the Summit on Race in America

The LBJ School community of students, faculty, alumni and staff was proud to partake — on stage, in the audience and online — in The Summit on Race in America, hosted by the LBJ Foundation April 8–10. Civil rights leaders, activists, musicians and comedians gathered for three days of candid conversations on America's racial divide.

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(left to right_) Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto leads a conversation about immigration with ward-winning Salvadoran American poet and activist Javier Zamora, LBJ School Professor Ruth Wasem and Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of MALDEF. (Pho
Media Mention April 8, 2019

Untrained jailers, inmate deaths seen as risk to Texas counties

LBJ School senior lecturer Michele Deitch, an expert on criminal justice issues and prison conditions, talks with The Bond Buyer about conditions in Texas jails:

"Michele Deitch, an attorney and criminal justice

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Media Mention April 8, 2019

What if the U.S. really were too full to take new immigrants? We asked business professors

Is this so-called nation of immigrants full? Is there no room for more immigrants? And, if so, what would be the consequences of us being so full that we'd have to cut off new arrivals?

The questions arise because President Donald Trump, who ran on and was elected on immigration-

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Media Mention April 4, 2019

70 years of NATO — and this year might be its most crucial

Will Inboden, executive director and William Powers, Jr. chair at the Clements Center for National Security and associate professor of public affairs at the LBJ School,

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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
News March 21, 2019

Policy on Purpose: A Research-Based Approach to Criminal Justice

Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot is a retired judge and award-winning lawyer with more than three decades of experience in the criminal justice system, including as a felony district court judge, Dallas County assistant district attorney and chief felony prosecutor, as well as a criminal defense lawyer in private practice. He talks with LBJ School Dean Angela Evans about taking a research-based approach to criminal justice, and the challenges in trying to move the system away from the idea of jail as a default to the idea of a model based on treatment, reducing crime and reducing recidivism.

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Dallas County DA John Creuzot speaks at the 2019 BJNF
News March 14, 2019

Policy on Purpose: The Power of Data-Driven Decisionmaking

In this episode of "Policy on Purpose," guest host Don Kettl, LBJ professor and academic director of the LBJ Washington Center, talks with former Mayland Gov. Martin O’Malley, former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith and Robert Shea of Grant Thornton about how data-driven decision making can change the way governments serve people. 

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Donald Kettl, Martin O'Malley, Stephen Goldsmith and Robert Shea record at the LBJ School.
Media Mention March 14, 2019

SXSW 2019: A Governor and a Mayor Discuss the Future of Data

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Indianapolis Mayor Steven Goldsmith talk about how tech can change the public sector at the LBJ School during SXSW. 

Listen to this episode of the

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Mayor Goldsmith, Governor O'Malley and Professor Kettl at the LBJ School
Media Mention March 14, 2019

Does Beto have what it takes to be elected president? Maybe

In a crowded 2020 Democratic field, LBJ Professor Jeremi Suri says connecting with citizens is what matters most. "It’s having the language that captures and empathizes with people’s feelings, but also give them hope. I think Beto is quite good at that.”

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