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Faculty Research and Achievements

Faculty Research and Achievements

News August 19, 2020

Skills training, affordable housing and wage growth key to community inclusion in Dallas

Dallas is successful in some elements of immigrant incorporation, but the city falls short on others, according to new research from the Lyndon B. Johnson School (LBJ) of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Researchers looked how it compares with other major U.S. cities on immigrant inclusion and found that Dallas achieved its highest score in government leadership but scored at the bottom for livability — and they offered recommendations for how the city can improve. 

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Dallas skyline — credit Erin Hervey, Unsplash
Media Mention August 16, 2020

One question hung over 2008 Games: Would they change China?

LBJ's Sheena Greitens told the Associated Press that the world financial crisis that followed the 2008 Olympics by a month, and the rise of General Secretary Xi Jinping, changed China far more than Olympic spectacle. “The Beijing Olympics get the attention of viewers who don’t necessarily pay lots of attention to global politics and foreign policy otherwise, and that heightens the impact of hosting the Olympics on overall public attention to China,” she wrote in an email.

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Media Mention August 15, 2020

N.J. prison watchdog just got new powers to curb abuse. Advocates fear they won’t be used.

Months before New Jersey prisoners began dying with the coronavirus at the highest rate in the country, lawmakers quietly beefed up oversight of state prisons. Under a law sgned earlier this year, the ombudsman overseeing state prisons in New Jersey gets broad investigatory powers, making the official one of the strongest in the United States, said LBJ's Michele Deitch.

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Media Mention August 14, 2020

Just How Far Will Trump Go?

LBJ's Donald F. Kettl offers some context for The Atlantic's Ronald Brownstein as he examines how "the president has dramatically accelerated the pace of his efforts to weaponize the federal government to his advantage."

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August 12, 2020

Women of Color in the Political Arena

Why is it so important for women of color to have representation in elected office? And what actions can be taken to recruit and support women of color on their political journey? On Aug. 12, we hosted a conversation with A'shanti Gholar, founder of the podcast "The Brown Girls Guide to Politics" and president of Emerge America; and Janelle King, co-founder of Speak Georgia and panelist on the TV show "The Georgia Gang," moderated by Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto. The discussion was co-sponsored by the LBJ Women's Campaign School.

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LBJ In the Arena, Aug. 12, 2020: Women of Color in the Political Arena
Media Mention August 12, 2020

Black Power scholar illustrates how MLK and Malcolm X influenced each other

Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X are frequently seen as opposing forces in the struggle for civil rights and against white supremacy; King is often portrayed as a nonviolent insider, while Malcolm X is characterized as a by-any-means-necessary political renegade. But author and Black Power scholar Peniel Joseph says the truth is more nuanced. He spoke with Terry Gross of "Fresh Air" about the ways the two leaders influenced one another, which he examines in his book, The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

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Media Mention August 12, 2020

The Lawfare Podcast: Trump Takes Aim at TikTok and WeChat

LBJ's Sheena Greitens joined Bobby Chesney, director of the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, and Dr. Ronald Deibert, a professor of political science and the founder and director of The Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, to talk about the Trump executive orders aimed at banning TikTok and WeChat from operating in the United States. They also discussed the larger U.S.-China relationship and the role of technology competition in that space.

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Media Mention August 11, 2020

Breaking out with a bar of soap

Prisoner advocates and policy experts like LBJ's Michele Deitch have been pushing for years for the creation of an independent oversight body to monitor and prevent recurring problems in state prisons, including poor conditions, medical care and security.

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Media Mention August 10, 2020

Decision 2020: Financial Relief and Election Impact

LBJ's Jeremi Suri talks about President Trump's latest executive orders, the economy and the 2020 election.

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Media Mention August 9, 2020

The only Texas prison reporting zero coronavirus cases is where inmates make soap. But that’s not what's credited with protecting it.

LBJ's Michele Deitch talks with the Texas Tribune about the protocols and policies enforced by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice at the Roach Unit, a state-run prison that is the only one in Texas that has reported no coronavirus cases.

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