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2022 USNWR best grad schools: LBJ School of Public Affairs ranks #7

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin ranks No. 7 in graduate public affairs schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's (USNWR) 2022 edition of "Best Graduate Schools," released Tuesday morning.

Feature September 1, 2021

Applications for Fall 2022 entry are OPEN; what you need to know

Entering the public policy arena takes courage, creativity and drive. The LBJ School, ranked No. 7 among graduate public affairs schools in the nation, has a unique combination of spirit, purpose and will that will give you opportunities and show you how to make a difference. Join our community of change-makers. 

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Dean-designate JR DeShazo with incoming students at Gone to Texas 2021
News October 6, 2021

Meet the 2022 LBJ DC Fellows

The seventh cohort of graduate students — the largest yet — in the LBJ School of Public Affairs's unique and accelerated DC Concentration have begun their coursework in Austin, and they'll be in Washington before we know it.

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Collage of 28 headshots with the LBJ Washington Center logo. text: DC Concentration 2021-2022
News October 5, 2021

LBJ student: Open House reassured me I was making the right choice

MPAff student Irving Calderon talks about why Open House convinced him that LBJ was the right place for him. The LBJ School's 2021 Fall Open House is Nov. 5 — about a month before the Dec. 1 application deadline for priority funding for the 2022–23 academic year — and the perfect opportunity to get all of your questions answered. Learn about our curriculum, culture, professional development and career services in sessions with the deans, graduate coordinators, students, alumni and faculty. REGISTER NOW for this year's virtual Open House. 

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MPAff student Irving Calderon
News September 27, 2021

Faculty address gaps in dementia care in U.S. and Mexico

In the United States and Mexico, pandemic and climate-related news headlines have demonstrated a lack of preparedness for vulnerable populations, especially the number of seniors over age 65. In Texas, the number of seniors is expected to more than double from 3.9 million in 2020 to 8.3 million by 2050. In Mexico, it is nearly the same story. These increases are driven by longer life spans resulting from improved medical care and higher quality of life. But there are also new challenges emerging from the rapid growth in the number of older individuals, particularly those living with dementia.

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Elderly woman's hands. Credit: Eduardo Barrios, Unsplash
News September 24, 2021

Strauss and Clements announce the launch of the Asia Policy Program

The Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Clements Center for National Security are pleased to announce the launch of a new joint program at The University of Texas at Austin: the Asia Policy Program.

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Homepage of the Asia Policy Program website
News August 28, 2021

Baines Report: Clearing up expectations

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently made headlines around the world with the release of its Sixth Assessment Report on the state of the global climate. The report presents a variety of potential scenarios for the future based on how much the planet warms in the coming years, and the findings are stark.

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Flooding in Bingley, Bradford UK, in 2015. Credit: Chris Gallagher, Unsplash

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Media Mention September 10, 2021
Suri op-ed: 9/11 aftermath: 20 years of trauma

"We rarely understand a moment until it has passed," writes LBJ Professor Jeremi Suri in a historical perspective on Sept. 11, 2001 in The Hill. "That is especially true in times of collective trauma. Twenty years ago, 19 young male terrorists associated with al Qaeda hijacked four planes in the United States, turning them into missiles that devastated lower Manhattan and the Pentagon. One of the planes, probably aimed at the U.S.

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Media Mention July 15, 2021
Why more women are dying in jails

Michele Deitch said jails and prisons can work to be more responsive to women inside while public officials address systemic challenges women face in society overall that lead to incarceration.

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Media Mention July 14, 2021
Senate committee approves EPA, Commerce nominees

LBJ alumna Alejandra Castillo's nomination for assistant secretary for economic development at the Department of Commerce was approved, moving closer to a full Senate confirmation. Castillo, a '98 graduate, received the LBJ School's highest alumni honor in 2020. 

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News October 6, 2021
Meet the 2022 LBJ DC Fellows

The seventh cohort of graduate students — the largest yet — in the LBJ School of Public Affairs's unique and accelerated DC Concentration have begun their coursework in Austin, and they'll be in Washington before we know it.

Read More
News October 5, 2021
LBJ student: Open House reassured me I was making the right choice

MPAff student Irving Calderon talks about why Open House convinced him that LBJ was the right place for him. The LBJ School's 2021 Fall Open House is Nov. 5 — about a month before the Dec. 1 application deadline for priority funding for the 2022–23 academic year — and the perfect opportunity to get all of your questions answered. Learn about our curriculum, culture, professional development and career services in sessions with the deans, graduate coordinators, students, alumni and faculty. REGISTER NOW for this year's virtual Open House. 

Read More
News September 27, 2021
Faculty address gaps in dementia care in U.S. and Mexico

In the United States and Mexico, pandemic and climate-related news headlines have demonstrated a lack of preparedness for vulnerable populations, especially the number of seniors over age 65. In Texas, the number of seniors is expected to more than double from 3.9 million in 2020 to 8.3 million by 2050. In Mexico, it is nearly the same story. These increases are driven by longer life spans resulting from improved medical care and higher quality of life. But there are also new challenges emerging from the rapid growth in the number of older individuals, particularly those living with dementia.

Read More