LBJ events

News November 27, 2012

LBJ School Hosts Panels on Changing Demographics and Infrastructure Challenges as Part of Legislative Orientation

The University of Texas at Austin and its LBJ School of Public Affairs will collaborate with the offices of Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst to host the Pre-Session Legislative Conference, an orientation for new members of the state Legislature taking place Nov. 27 through Nov. 30.

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News November 1, 2012

John Glenn Discusses Restoring Civility in Politics with LBJ Students

Former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn spoke to students and answered their questions about how to restore civility in politics on Oct. 30.

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News October 29, 2012

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich Discusses Post-Election Challenges and Opportunities Facing America

Former presidential candidate and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich discussed “Leadership Challenges Beyond the Election” at an event hosted by the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the LBJ Presidential Library on Oct. 25. His remarks focused on America’s challenges and opportunities regarding national security, technological innovation and governing.

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News October 16, 2012

LBJ School to Host Annual NASPAA Conference of Deans and Directors of Nation’s Top Public Affairs Schools and Programs

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will host the 2012 Annual National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Conference in Austin Oct. 18-20. NASPAA is the accrediting body of 280 college, school and graduate programs in public administration, public policy and public affairs, which collectively award more than 10,000 public administration and public policy degrees each year.

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News August 9, 2012

High School Educators Sharpen Teaching Skills at Gilder Lehrman Seminar

LBJ School Professor Jeremi Suri Leads Weeklong Workshop Focusing on Historical Development of US Foreign Policy Through a weeklong Gilder Lehrman seminar on American History, LBJ School and Department of History Professor Jeremi Suri helped 29 K-12 educators sharpen their teaching methods with lectures, readings and tours of historical archives and book collections. Held July 29 through August 3, the seminar examined the historical development of American foreign policy. From the nation’s emergence as a world power in the late 19th century through the contemporary War on Terror, Suri led teachers and library instructors through America’s most transformative nation-building events.

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News June 13, 2012

Essmart Global Wins Grand Prize in 2012 Dell Social Innovation Challenge

Young social innovators convened in Austin during the past several days as part of the Dell Social Innovation Challenge (DSIC) , the flagship social entrepreneurship initiative of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. At last night’s awards ceremony held at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in downtown Austin, Essmart Global was announced as the winner of the $50,000 grand prize. Essmart Global was selected from five teams for the prize, which recognizes undergraduate and graduate students who envision, create and implement social innovation projects that help communities around the world.

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News June 11, 2012

International Conference Taps Chinese Academic Community on Public Management Research

The recent international Public Management Research Conference held at Fudan University in Shanghai brought together over 150 scholars from 22 countries to discuss global issues of governance, fiscal policy and social policy. According to LBJ School Professor Carolyn Heinrich , one of the conference organizers, hosting the event in China was an important step to including a growing population of Chinese academics in international public affairs discourse.

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News May 24, 2012

Students Enjoy Day of Commencement Activities

In a day of celebration, family and friends were invited to watch a new generation of game changers and policymakers receive their graduate degrees at the 2012 LBJ School Commencement ceremony.

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News April 30, 2012

LBJ Students Host Event to Introduce Public Affairs to Underrepresented Students in the Field

Members of the LBJ School student organization Public Affairs Alliance for Communities of Color (PAACC) recently held an outreach event on UT’s campus to introduce public affairs to undergraduate students underrepresented in the field.

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News March 8, 2012

Sixth Graders Interview Dean Robert Hutchings for National History Day Project

On March 8, five sixth graders from Grisham Middle School in Austin, Texas, met with LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings to interview him for a project for National History Day (NHD).

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