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Faculty Research and Achievements

Faculty Research and Achievements

Media Mention January 21, 2022

Texas physicians say it's much harder for women with dangerous pregnancies to get abortions

Obstetricians and maternal-fetal medicine specialists in Texas say people with possibly life-threatening pregnancies are having a hard time getting a recommended abortion, since Texas’ six-week abortion ban went into effect on Sept. 1.

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News December 13, 2021

LBJ School establishes Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI), names leadership

The LBJ School has identified justice as an institutional priority and renamed its Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) to the Office of Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI). Leading civil rights scholar Dr. Peniel Joseph and community leader Estevan Delgado have been named inaugural associate dean and director for JEDI, respectively.

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Peniel Joseph (left) and Estevan Delgado
News December 8, 2021

New criminal justice policy lab to focus on correctional oversight and improved conditions in prisons and jails nationwide

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin has established a new national policy resource center working to ensure the safe and humane treatment of people in custody and cultivate the next generation of justice policy leaders. The Prison and Jail Innovation Lab (PJIL) serves as a bridge between academic research, practical experience and policy on pressing matters related to independent correctional oversight and conditions of confinement.

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Media Mention December 7, 2021

In Texas, anyone who mails abortion pills can now be sent to jail

"Self-managed abortions have played an increasingly important role in places that have sought to ban the surgical procedures, said Abigail Aiken, an associate professor of public affairs at the University of Texas at Austin who researches self-managed abortions.

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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 19, 2021

LBJ's Peniel Joseph selected to receive the President's Award for Global Learning

The LBJ School of Public Affairs is pleased to announce that Dr. Peniel Joseph, associate dean for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and professor of public affairs, and Richard Reddick, professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, were selected to receive the President's Award for Global Learning for their innovative program Addressing an Era of Transatlantic Racial Reckoning: Imagining Anti-Racist Academic Worlds in the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

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Peniel Joseph, former Sen. Fred Harris (D-OK) at an event on the Kerner Commission's 50th anniversary
Media Mention November 11, 2021

What does an at-home abortion look like in 2021?

The practice is often assumed to be dangerous, but Abigail Aiken's data suggest that ordering abortion pills online, and inducing a miscarriage at home, is as safe as going to a clinic.

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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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Fruit and vegetable stall at a farmers market. Credit: Annie Spratt, Unsplash
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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Chainlink fence. Credit: Thomas Knorr, Unsplash
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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Sunset in Los Angeles. Credit: Josh Rose, Unsplash