Faculty Research and Achievements

Faculty Research and Achievements

News September 20, 2017

Despite Legal Abortion in Great Britain, Women Cite Access Barriers, New Research Finds

Some women are seeking abortion services outside the formal health care system in Great Britain, where abortion is legally available, citing reasons such as access barriers, privacy concerns and controlling circumstances, according to new research from Abigail Aiken, an assistant professor at the LBJ School at UT Austin.

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Abigail Aiken
News September 11, 2017

LBJ Professor Releases Book on Rise and Fall of the American Presidency

Jeremi Suri, the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs and a professor at The University of Texas at Austin, has released a new book on the rise and fall of the American presidency, titled “The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office.”

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Prof. Jeremi Suri and the cover his new book, The Impossible Presidency
Media Mention August 25, 2017

Jeremi Suri on the Evolution of the Presidential Office

Professor Jeremi Suri talked about his book, The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office. He spoke via video link from Austin, Texas.

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Media Mention August 25, 2017

Why America is wrestling with Confederate monuments

As the debate over Confederate statues continues, Professor Peniel Joseph talks about historical context of the Confederacy. Removing the statues, he says, represents "honoring the best of our history and not trying to somehow scrub or efface that history."

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Media Mention August 21, 2017

Krugman's Right, Reagan's Tax Changes Increased Inequality - They Were Meant To As Well

"Paul Krugman doesn't quite get the connection between tax changes and inequality right I'm afraid. He is correct in that the amount of tax being paid by the rich is about the same, those Federal tax rates on them did dip and then climb again, meaning there's not been a great deal of difference

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Media Mention August 20, 2017

Why is NASA testing bomb-grade materials for its Mars mission?

Regrettably, to power its Mars mission, NASA’s Goddard Space Center is trying to develop a nuclear reactor fueled by weapons-grade, highly enriched uranium — the stuff of the Hiroshima bomb — threatening to undermine decades of progress in phasing out such dangerous material from reactors worldwide

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Media Mention August 19, 2017

Historians: 'Defending history' is complicated in the US

History's most enduring lesson is that change happens from the bottom up, says LBJ professor Peniel Joseph.

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Media Mention August 18, 2017

Protesters rally their forces over Confederate monument

If history is any indicator, the Charlottesville tragedy, in which one protester was killed and more than dozen were hospitalized, could be the spark that ignites change, according to Jeremi Suri, a University of Texas at Austin professor of history and public affairs.

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Media Mention August 17, 2017

Confederate leaders memorialized in, around Texas State Capitol

Just past the southern gates at the Texas State Capitol stands the Confederate Soldiers Monument, a symbol of the men who gave their lives in the name of the south. Confederate President Jefferson Davis towers above them. That statue was erected nearly 40 years after the end of the Civil War. "

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Media Mention August 17, 2017

OPINION: Japan's intentional plutonium surplus

Japan owns nearly 50 tons of separated plutonium. That is enough for over 5,000 nuclear weapons. Yet Japan has no feasible peaceful use for most of this material, writes LBJ professor Alan Kuperman.

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