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Faculty Research and Achievements

News December 1, 2021

Call for Proposals: The Economics of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)

Long-run climate change mitigation projections made by institutions from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to national and sub-national governments suggest that carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) may play a key role in achieving mid- and late-century decarbonization goals. We are issuing this call for proposals on CCUS economics and policy. We invite prospective authors to submit proposals for new, original research papers on any aspect of CCUS economics and policy by Friday, Feb. 11, 2022.

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News November 8, 2021

LBJ explores how cities are using the UN climate conference as a chance to fight climate change through food policy

LBJ Professor Raj Patel's latest Policy Research Project (PRP) investigates how some cities are using the UN Climate Change Conference as an opportunity to innovate by linking their food and climate policies, leading the way on these critical issues and putting pressure on national governments to step up. 

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News November 3, 2021

Essay: Independent oversight is essential for a safe and healthy prison system

Preventive monitoring of conditions in American prisons can help shine a light on what needs to change, writes the LBJ School's Michele Deitch for the Brennan Center for Justice. Her essay is part of the center’s series examining the punitive excess that has come to define America's criminal legal system.

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News October 27, 2021

Report: California can do more to protect citizens from extreme heat

A comprehensive statewide approach would better protect Californians from the Golden State’s deadliest climate change side effect: extreme heat. That's according to Adapting to Extreme Heat in California: Assessing Gaps in State-level Policies & Funding Opportunities, a new study by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation.

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News October 20, 2021

Scholars aim to help shape President Biden's Justice40 initiative

One week after his inauguration, President Joe Biden ordered federal agencies to direct 40% of the government's investments in climate and clean infrastructure to benefit people in disadvantaged communities. According to his executive order, the Justice40 Initiative is intended to "address the disproportionate health, environmental, economic and climate impacts on disadvantaged communities."

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News October 19, 2021

Why is it important that we continue? Some nonprofit arts organizations rethink their value in challenging times

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, many nonprofit arts organizations were facing challenges, including declining or stagnant audiences across multiple art forms, causing many to question the very value of their existence. This was certainly true for the 25 organizations in Wallace's Building Audiences for Sustainability (BAS) initiative, which ran from 2016 through 2019.

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Feature October 5, 2021

Op-Ed: Texas Is the Future of America

"As goes Texas, so will the United States — for better or for worse," writes LBJ Urban Lab Director Steven Pedigo in a guest essay in the New York Times. His analysis looks at Texas's

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News September 27, 2021

Faculty address gaps in dementia care in U.S. and Mexico

In the United States and Mexico, pandemic and climate-related news headlines have demonstrated a lack of preparedness for vulnerable populations, especially the number of seniors over age 65. In Texas, the number of seniors is expected to more than double from 3.9 million in 2020 to 8.3 million by 2050. In Mexico, it is nearly the same story. These increases are driven by longer life spans resulting from improved medical care and higher quality of life. But there are also new challenges emerging from the rapid growth in the number of older individuals, particularly those living with dementia.

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News September 24, 2021

Strauss and Clements announce the launch of the Asia Policy Program

The Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Clements Center for National Security are pleased to announce the launch of a new joint program at The University of Texas at Austin: the Asia Policy Program.

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Media Mention September 10, 2021

Suri op-ed: 9/11 aftermath: 20 years of trauma

"We rarely understand a moment until it has passed," writes LBJ Professor Jeremi Suri in a historical perspective on Sept. 11, 2001 in The Hill

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