LBJ School Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch, an expert on criminal justice, spoke with NPR about the number of incarcerated women who are mothers, and how lawmakers in Texas are considering measures to avoid breaking up families.Read more
LBJ School Professor Peniel Joseph, Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values and founding director of the LBJ School’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, discusses the work and legacy of filmmaker John Singleton, who died on April 29 at age 51.Read more
LBJ School Director of Civic Engagement and Lecturer Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto and Professor Peniel Joseph, Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values and founding director of the LBJ School’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy, talked to the Dallas Morning News about the crucial need for civic engagement and political participation.Read more
Victoria DeFrancesco Soto, director of civic engagement and lecturer at the LBJ School, talks with the Texas Standard about the chances of Democrat MJ Hegar, who came within 3 percentage points of defeating Rep. John Carter in 2018, of beating Sen. John Cornyn in 2020.Read more
LBJ Senior Lecturer and criminal justice expert Michele Deitch talks with Houston Chronicle about cultural problems in the Texas prison system and the need for independent oversight.Read more
How Dallas County's DA shook — and confused — police and politicians with plan for 'ending mass incarceration'
Michele Deitch, a senior lecturer at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, weighed in on the controversial announcement by Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot of changes to the county's criminal justice system — particularly how the DA's office would handle thefts.
LBJ School Professor Josh Busby discussed international security under changing climate conditions on a Council on Foreign Relations conference call.Read more
LBJ School Professor Josh Busby talked with PBS NewsHour about how climate change and its role in creating humanitarian emergencies and political instability in the African region between the Sahara Desert and the equator.Read more
LBJ Senior Lecturer and criminal justice expert Michele Deitch talks with the Houston Chronicle about allegations that some officers in Texas prisons promoted inmate mistreatment on Facebook.Read more
Michele Deitch, a senior lecturer at the LBJ School and criminal justice expert, talked with the Daily Press about prison oversight and the Hampton Roads Regional Jail, whose board members decided not to pursue legislation that would allow the jail, "a dumping ground for many of the region’s sickest inmates," to hire as many as 80 new correctional and support staff.Read more