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USNWR 2019 Grad School Rankings: LBJ School Ranks #9

The LBJ School of Public Affairs ranks No. 9 in graduate public affairs schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s (USNWR) 2019 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.”

News February 9, 2017

Alumni Throwback: LBJ Alumna, Georgia House Minority Leader (D - 89) Stacey Abrams Delivered the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum Keynote

LBJ Alumna (MPAff ’98) and House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly (D –89) Stacey Abrams delivered the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum Keynote in February 2012 at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin.

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Stacey Abrams speaks at the 2012 Barbara Jordan National Forum
News May 25, 2018

Policy on Purpose: Professor Abigail Aiken on Ireland's Historic Referendum on Abortion

UPDATE, MAY 25: Ireland votes to end abortion ban. Read more. Dr. Abigail Aiken , an Assistant Professor of Public Affairs and Fellow of the Richter Chair in Global Health Policy at the LBJ School, joins Dean Angela Evans to discuss a historic referendum on abortion in Ireland. Ireland’s law on

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Abigail Aiken presents her research before Irish Parliament
News May 31, 2018

LBJ School professors shine light on Americans’ perception of intelligence agencies

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers explore the proper role of intelligence in democracy. AUSTIN, Texas (May 31, 2018) – A new study from professors at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin aims to shed light on Americans’ perception of intelligence agencies,

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The Fate of Italy and Europe

The North-South-right-left new government poses huge challenges to the continent—not least because in the short term, its economics may work.
 LBJ Professor James Galbraith explains. 

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Media Mention June 1, 2018
Programs Like D.A.R.E. and Scared Straight Don't Work. Why Do States Keep Funding Them?

There's a better way for governments to focus on effective initiatives, says LBJ Professor Don Kettl. 

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Media Mention May 25, 2018
Trump's NASA Leader Should Explain His 'Evolution' on Climate Change

Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) was sworn in as NASA administrator in April, after facing criticism over his past skepticism of anthropogenic climate change. During a Wednesday meeting of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, however, Bridenstine conceded to Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) that his viewpoint has evolved, and he no longer disputes “that human activity is the dominant cause of global warming.”

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News May 31, 2018
LBJ School professors shine light on Americans’ perception of intelligence agencies

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers explore the proper role of intelligence in democracy. AUSTIN, Texas (May 31, 2018) –  A new study from professors at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin aims to shed light on Americans’ perception of intelligence agencies, and to test the claim that efforts by these agencies to be more open will enhance democratic legitimacy. Key findings include:

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News May 25, 2018
Policy on Purpose: Professor Abigail Aiken on Ireland's Historic Referendum on Abortion

UPDATE, MAY 25: Ireland votes to end abortion ban. Read more. 

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News May 24, 2018
David Saustad receives the 2018 Terrell Blodgett Fellowship, which supports interest in local government management

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the 2018 recipient of the Terrell Blodgett Fellowship for Government Services in Urban Management and Finance: David Saustad. Established by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System in 1983 in honor of LBJ School Professor Emeritus Terrell Blodgett, the Blodgett Fellowship supports a rising first-year student who is interested in pursuing an internship and career in local government and management.  

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