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News December 12, 2018

Policy on Purpose: Former LBJ School dean, Deputy Secretary of State (2009–11) James Steinberg on globalization

In this episode of Policy on Purpose, former LBJ School dean and Obama administration Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg joins Dean Angela Evans for a conversation on globalization, U.S.-Chinese relations and an international-facing public policy education. 

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Former dean Jim Steinberg presents on panel in front of step and repeats
News September 26, 2018

Policy on Purpose [Recorded Live]: Mitch Landrieu visits UT Austin, urges fight against racism

In a special Policy on Purpose recorded live on Sept. 18, former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu addresses a crowd of 300+ UT students, urging them to stay engaged with today’s most pressing issues. Listen to the episode

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Mayor Mitch Landrieu sits in suit on stage next to Dean Angela Evans of the LBJ School, seated in chairs with stage lights
Media Mention May 19, 2018

UT Grads make it to the finish line

It's a special time for The University of Texas as thousands of students are graduating and will soon be entering the real world. On Saturday, dozens of commencement ceremonies were held across The University of Texas at Austin campus, including the LBJ School of Public Affairs' ceremony.

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Soledad O'Brien delivers remarks at the LBJ School's 2018 graduation ceremony.
News February 27, 2018

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits UT Austin

On February 1, The University of Texas at Austin hosted U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson to address U.S. engagement in the Western Hemisphere.

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Rex Tillerson talks with UT President, LBJ School diplomat in residence, and two faculty members
News February 19, 2018

Biennial Crisis Simulation Event Provides Global Policy Students Firsthand Diplomacy, Negotiation Experience

LBJ School students in the Master of Global Policy Studies program take part in a biennial Crisis Simulation event, which provides an opportunity to experience a complex and high-level multilateral diplomatic negotiation under time pressure and uncertainty.

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Students with the Vietnam delegation in their team's headquarters
News February 19, 2018

LBJ School, Campus Partners Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Kerner Report, a Historic Study that Examines the Roots of Racism, Inequality in U.S.

The LBJ School of Public Affairs and several partners across The University of Texas at Austin will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Commission Report on March 5 with two events featuring former U.S. Senator Fred Harris (D-OK), an original member of the Kerner Commission. During the evening event, Sen. Harris will be joined by Dean's Distinguished Fellow and former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) the Honorable Julián Castro.

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Kerner at 50: The Past, Present and Future of Two Americas - March 5, 2018
News February 12, 2018

LBJ School Celebrates Barbara Jordan National Forum 21st Anniversary

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will pay tribute to the life and legacy of former congresswoman, distinguished public servant and teacher Barbara Jordan during the 21st annual Barbara Jordan National Forum (BJNF), Feb. 19-23.

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News February 8, 2018

Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins to Offer a Four-Part Seminar Series on Global Security

Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins will launch at the LBJ School a four-part seminar series on global security. These seminars will expose specific issues that directly impact global security, demonstrate their unique influence on national security and analyze the implications of the

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Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins
News February 6, 2018

"The Renaissance Period of the African American in Sports" Documentary Headlines Special Texas Athletics Tribute to Black History Month and 2018 Barbara Jordan National Forum

In honor of Black History Month and the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ 2018 Barbara Jordan National Forum, Texas Athletics, the LBJ School, LBJ Presidential Library, UT's Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement are collaborating to present a special evening event, The African American Athlete: The Renaissance Continues, on Tuesday, February 20.

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Cover of The African American Athlete: The Renaissance Continues
News February 1, 2018

French Ambassador Gérard Araud Visits LBJ School

On Wednesday French diplomat Gérard Araud, who since 2014 has served as Ambassador of France to the United States, visited the LBJ School of Public Affairs as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Leaders Series.

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French Ambassador Gerard Araud