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USNWR 2020 Grad School Rankings: LBJ School ranks Top 10

The LBJ School of Public Affairs ranks in the Top 10 in graduate public affairs schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s (USNWR) 2020 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.”

News December 16, 2019

Second-round application deadline for Fall 2020 entry is March 15

The second application deadline for the 2020–21 academic year at the LBJ School of Public Affairs is March 15. Here's an overview of the LBJ School's programs and application requirements.

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The incoming LBJ School class celebrates the 2019 Gone to Texas
News February 11, 2020

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto named LBJ School's inaugural Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto has been appointed the inaugural Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School Dean Angela Evans announced today.

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Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto with other participants in the DACA policy briefing on Sept. 10, 2019
News February 3, 2020

LBJ School announces first participants in 'Genius for Good' forum celebrating 50th anniversary

The Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to announce the initial slate of participants for Genius for Good on March 11, 2020 — the first signature LBJ Forum in a yearlong series of events celebrating the School's half-century "In the Arena." This LBJ Forum will challenge and inspire emerging generations of leaders about the exciting future they can help lead with innovation, think-big public policy and fundamental notions of "the public good."

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News February 5, 2020

23rd Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum focuses on inclusion and social justice

Students at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will pay tribute to the life and legacy of former congresswoman, distinguished public servant and teacher Barbara Jordan during the 23rd annual Barbara Jordan National Forum, Feb. 17–21, 2020.

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LBJ students Sarah Gonzalez Claytor, Joel Carter and Aaron Escajeda, the co-chairs of the 23rd Barbara Jordan National Forum

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Media Mention February 10, 2020
Facts undercut the rationale for Trump's latest travel ban

LBJ Professor and immigration expert Ruth Wasem weighs in on the Trump administration's latest travel ban, which bars immigrants from Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. 

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Media Mention January 18, 2020
Pence's outrageous op-ed holds deeper meaning

LBJ Professor Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs, wrote an opinion piece for CNN about the article published by Vice President Mike Pence in the Wall Street Journal on Jan. 16. Suri's article argues that Mike Pence's account is "historically dishonest on every count."

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Media Mention January 18, 2020
Opinion: Are we really listening to what MLK had to say?

"America's celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. rests on the flawed understanding of his historic and contemporary legacy," writes LBJ Professor Peniel Joseph, Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values and director of the LBJ School’s Center for the Study of Race and Democracy.

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News February 11, 2020
Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto named LBJ School's inaugural Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto has been appointed the inaugural Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School Dean Angela Evans announced today.

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News February 10, 2020
LBJ Professor Ruth Wasem joins the Bipartisan Policy Center as a fellow

The Bipartisan Policy Center today announced that Ruth Wasem, professor of public policy practice at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, is joining the organization as a fellow with the Immigration Project. As a fellow, Wasem will be working alongside BPC’s immigration experts providing meaningful analysis and insights into current immigration issues and challenges and creating pragmatic, bipartisan immigration policy recommendations.

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News February 5, 2020
23rd Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum focuses on inclusion and social justice

Students at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will pay tribute to the life and legacy of former congresswoman, distinguished public servant and teacher Barbara Jordan during the 23rd annual Barbara Jordan National Forum, Feb. 17–21, 2020.

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