Hundreds of people lined up outside the LBJ School Auditorium on Aug. 29, 2019 for a public forum on homelessness. An issue placed in the forefront of Austinites when the city council recinded ordinances allowing homeless people to camp in public spaces.Read more
Nearly a thousand people eager to hear possible solutions to Austin's homeless issue came to the LBJ museum on Thursday. The forum included city stake holders like Mayor Steve Adler, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley, Bill Brice of the downtown Austin Alliance and Chris Harris of Homes Not Handcuffs.Read more
On Thursday, Mayor Adler spoke at a forum with other city leaders about solutions to homelessness in Austin.
"Increasing interconnection of electricity systems both within and between countries has much promise to help support clean energy power systems of the future," argue Amy Myers Jaffe, LBJ Professor Joshua Busby, Sarang Shidore, a visiting scholar at the LBJ School at the University of Texas at Austin, and Morgan Bazilian, director of the Payne Institute and a professor of public policy at the Colorado School of Mines in this blog post for the Council on Foreign Relations.Read more
"Look past the presidential race and there are indications Texas is rapidly moving from red to purple politically. In just the past few weeks, three Republican congressmen in the crosshairs of Democrats have retired rather than face stiff challenges in 2020," Professor Paul Stekler argues in the Austin American-Statesman.Read more
"From a policy perspective, Texas’s cities present a major challenge, but they also represent an incredible opportunity for innovation that could have an impact that resonates far beyond its borders," writes LBJ Professor Steven Pedigo. He outlines why cities in Texas are such a rich subject for policy research and explains the mission of the LBJ School's new initiative, the LBJ Urban Lab.Read more
The rebellion in Libya was led by Islamist veterans of wars in the Middle East. Thus, the United States and its allies, not realizing it at the time, intervened to support a group of terrorists, writes LBJ Professor Alan Kuperman.Read more
LBJ Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch is quoted in the Houston Chronicle on youth violence in a juvenile prison in Texas.Read more