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Media Mention March 22, 2019

Schumer meets with Stacey Abrams about possible Senate bid for Georgia seat

Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat who narrowly lost her race for governor in 2018, met Friday with Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, who is trying to recruit her to run for the Senate next year, according to two people with knowledge of the meeting.

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Media Mention March 19, 2019

For Africa, Chinese-built internet is better than no internet at all

LBJ Professor Joshua Eisenman says the Trump administration's efforts to counter China's influence in Africa needs follow-through.

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Media Mention March 17, 2019

What's next for Stacey Abrams?

Stacey Abrams for …. governor? Senator? Veep? President?! New York magazine's Rebecca Traister profiles LBJ alumna Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) — the Georgian who is usually sure about everything finds herself conflicted about her future.

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Media Mention March 14, 2019

SXSW 2019: A governor and a mayor discuss the future of data

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Indianapolis Mayor Steven Goldsmith talk about how tech can change the public sector at the LBJ School during SXSW. 

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Mayor Goldsmith, Governor O'Malley and Professor Kettl at the LBJ School
Media Mention March 14, 2019

Does Beto have what it takes to be elected president? Maybe

In a crowded 2020 Democratic field, LBJ Professor Jeremi Suri says connecting with citizens is what matters most. "It’s having the language that captures and empathizes with people’s feelings, but also give them hope. I think Beto is quite good at that.”

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Media Mention February 25, 2019

Dems set to challenge Trump during his foreign trip

"'In terms of Congress deferring to the White House on foreign policy issues, historically there was much more decorum, generally. But the end of that decorum happened long before Trump was elected,' said Ruth Wasem, a professor of policy practice at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.

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Media Mention February 22, 2019

Op-Ed: We need to make black history a school requirement in Texas

"Black History Month should remind us that America's greatness resounds in the ability of ordinary people to transform the status quo of racial segregation and oppression into a new dawn of racial justice, freedom and citizenship," writes Dr. Peniel Joseph, professor of public affairs and the Barbara Jordan chair in ethics and political values at the LBJ School in the Austin American-Statesman. "But many students in Texas learn only some, if any, of this history because the Texas education system does not require students to take at least one annual unit of black history. This needs to change."

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The display on stage at the Barbara Jordan Elementary School assembly in 2016
Media Mention February 20, 2019

How (and how not) to reform the World Bank

President Trump wants one of his top China trade enjoys, David Malpass, to lead the World Bank. Malpass is a veteran of Ronald Reagan’s Treasury Department and George H. W. Bush’s State Department, but it’s his more recent criticisms of the World Bank’s size and of multilateralism in general

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Media Mention February 15, 2019

Barbara Jordan’s life and legacy showcased at the Capitol

The Texas State Capitol showcased the legacy of Barbara Jordan, known for being a trailblazer in Texas politics, this week to celebrate her life before what would have been her 83rd birthday on Feb. 21. This exhibit, which is located at the Capitol’s North Central Gallery, has been on

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B&W photo of Barbara Jordan during a 1976 interview for Family Circle with Lady Bird Johnson and Liz Carpenter (LBJ Library/Frank Wolfe)
Media Mention February 15, 2019

How Northam, Neeson Can Represent 'Racism Without Racists'

Peniel Joseph, professor of public affairs, Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values and founder of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD), spoke with

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