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News April 17, 2019

Innovation Bound, the annual celebration of LBJ School policy research: April 23, 2019

Core to the LBJ School's mission is "getting it done" — developing solutions to policy problems through scholarship and public discourse. Every year, faculty and students take on research that melds the theoretical and the practical, exploring the world through hands-on field work and data analysis to address issues critical to the health of American democracy and global society. Innovation Bound celebrates the impact, quality and range of the published works of our distinguished scholars.

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Innovation Bound 2019 poster
News April 12, 2019

Developments in technology and its influences on national security and intelligence

Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Susan M. Gordon visited The University of Texas at Austin for the UT Intelligence Studies symposium on March 28, 2019. She stopped by the LBJ School to talk with Dean Angela Evans about emerging technologies and an evolving intelligence community, as well as private-public partnerships with tech sectors.

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Sue Gordon, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, with LBJ School Dean Angela Evans during the podcast
News April 11, 2019

The LBJ School at the Summit on Race in America

The LBJ School community of students, faculty, alumni and staff was proud to partake — on stage, in the audience and online — in The Summit on Race in America, hosted by the LBJ Foundation April 8–10. Civil rights leaders, activists, musicians and comedians gathered for three days of candid conversations on America's racial divide.

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(left to right_) Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto leads a conversation about immigration with ward-winning Salvadoran American poet and activist Javier Zamora, LBJ School Professor Ruth Wasem and Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of MALDEF. (Pho
News April 8, 2019

LBJ Foundation hosts Summit on Race in America April 8–10

Civil Rights leaders, activists, musicians and comedians gather for candid conversations on America's racial divide. LBJ School students to meet participants Dolores Huerta, Valerie Jarrett and Yamiche Alcindor in private session.

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LBJ Foundation Summit on Race in America logo
News April 3, 2019

Give to the LBJ School during 40 Hours for the 40 Acres

On April 3 and 4, the LBJ School of Public Affairs will participate in the annual 40 Hours for the Forty Acres giving event, a 40-hour celebration of giving benefiting the LBJ School and UT Austin. Gifts to the LBJ school deliver critical resources to our students and faculty members, provide extraordinary educational opportunities, and help the school continue to be a model for graduate education in public affairs that effectively blends the academic with the practical while keeping pace with a changing world.

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The LBJ School of Public Affairs building with the 40 Hours for the 40 acres logo
News April 1, 2019

LBJ School hosts conversation on electing women to public office

On March 27, Royce Brooks, the executive director of Annie’s List, a progressive group dedicated to electing women to office, delivered remarks at the LBJ School as part of a new civic engagement speaker series. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, the director of civic engagement at the LBJ School, leads the series.

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Annie's List Executive Director Royce Brooks talks with a student during a visit to the LBJ School on March 27, 2019
News March 25, 2019

LBJ School student team named a regional winner of the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student simulation competition

A team of seven LBJ School of Public Affairs students was named regional winner of the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition on Feb. 23. The LBJ School was one of 11 global sites to host the competition, a partnership between the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) and the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

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Group of LBJ students wearing medals as regional winners at the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition.
News March 24, 2019

'Extending the power of the people:' The 22nd annual Barbara Jordan National Forum

Citizenship and power were central to the theme of the 22nd annual Barbara Jordan National Forum, the signature, student-led weeklong program that pays tribute to the life and legacy of former congresswoman, distinguished public servant and teacher Barbara Jordan. This year's celebration, on the theme "Extending the Power of the People," took place Feb. 18–22, and was inspired by Jordan's words: "We believe that the people are the source of all governmental power; that the authority of the people is to be extended, not restricted." Take a look at some of the week's events. 

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LBJ students Sarah Gonzalez Claytor and Hanna Munin, LBJ Professor Michele Deitch, Dallas Co. DA John Creuzot, LBJ student Joel Carter and LBJ Dean Angela Evans
News March 21, 2019

Policy on Purpose: A Research-Based Approach to Criminal Justice

Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot is a retired judge and award-winning lawyer with more than three decades of experience in the criminal justice system, including as a felony district court judge, Dallas County assistant district attorney and chief felony prosecutor, as well as a criminal defense lawyer in private practice. He talks with LBJ School Dean Angela Evans about taking a research-based approach to criminal justice, and the challenges in trying to move the system away from the idea of jail as a default to the idea of a model based on treatment, reducing crime and reducing recidivism.

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Dallas County DA John Creuzot speaks at the 2019 BJNF
News March 14, 2019

Policy on Purpose: The Power of Data-Driven Decisionmaking

In this episode of "Policy on Purpose," guest host Don Kettl, LBJ professor and academic director of the LBJ Washington Center, talks with former Mayland Gov. Martin O’Malley, former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith and Robert Shea of Grant Thornton about how data-driven decision making can change the way governments serve people. 

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Donald Kettl, Martin O'Malley, Stephen Goldsmith and Robert Shea record at the LBJ School.