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USNWR 2021 grad school rankings: LBJ School ranks #8

The LBJ School of Public Affairs ranks No. 8 in graduate public affairs schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's (USNWR) 2021 edition of "Best Graduate Schools."

Feature December 16, 2020

Applications for Fall 2021 entry are OPEN — how to apply

Entering the public policy arena takes courage, creativity and drive. The LBJ School, a top 10 public policy school, 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. The final application deadline for Fall 2021 entry is March 15. 

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An LBJ student flashes a Hook 'Em with the UT Tower in the distance during Gone to Texas 2018
News November 18, 2020

LBJ School honors outstanding graduates with 2020 alumni awards

Two public affairs graduates will be honored as outstanding alumni of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin on Monday, Dec. 14.  Alejandra Castillo, a 1998 public affairs graduate and president and CEO of the YWCA, is the recipient of the school’s highest alumni honor, the Distinguished Public Service Award (DPSA). Lauren Rose, a 2010 public affairs graduate and public policy director at the Texas Network of Youth Services, is the recipient of the Rising Leader Award (RLA).

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2020 Outstanding Alumni Awards recipients: Lauren Rose (MPAff '10) and Alejandra Castillo (MPAff '98)
News December 8, 2020

LBJ School policy leaders craft solutions for a resilient future

Twenty-nine LBJ School authors have come together to craft interdisciplinary and resilience-based policy solutions, published in one toolkit called Resiliency in the Age of COVID-19. This toolkit comes as researchers from across The University of Texas at Austin continue to offer first-of-its-kind groundbreaking research and discovery in the fight against COVID and its long-lasting impacts on public health, business and the future of governance.

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News December 8, 2020

LBJ Washington Center graduates DC Fellows class of 2020

On Dec. 5, the LBJ Washington Center celebrated its fifth class of fall 2020 graduates in hybrid graduation ceremony.

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The 2020 cohort of LBJ DC Fellows on the steps of the U.S. Capitol

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Media Mention November 19, 2020
Dallas: Una o dos generaciones, para que migrantes tengan equidad, advierte estudio

Un análisis de la Universidad de Texas revela que hay inequidades en vivienda, salud y trabajo entre comunidad inmigrante de la ciudad.

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Media Mention November 18, 2020
Opinion: Blue wave eludes Democrats, but hope laps at Texas' shores

"For Texas Democrats, the election results were a shock. The state did not turn blue or even purple. No new congressional seats. No progress at picking off the needed nine seats in the Texas House to flip the chamber. Nothing," writes LBJ Professor Paul Stekler.

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Media Mention November 17, 2020
An interview with James K. Galbraith

James K. Galbraith, Professor of Government and Chair in Government/Business Relations at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, talks about an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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News December 17, 2020
2020 Outstanding Alumni Awards: Alejandra Castillo (MPAff '98) and Lauren Rose (MPAff '10) talk about using LBJ's lessons in public service

Two public affairs graduates were honored as outstanding alumni of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin on Dec. 14. Alejandra Castillo, (MPAff '98), president and CEO of the YWCA, is the recipient of the school’s highest alumni honor, the Distinguished Public Service Award (DPSA). Lauren Rose (MPAff '10), public policy director at the Texas Network of Youth Services, is the recipient of the Rising Leader Award (RLA).

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News December 16, 2020
Opinion: The time is now for a new 'New Deal'

"Despite the glaring polarization in our country today, we all want security, good health and the opportunity to succeed," write LBJ's Jacqueline Angel and Juan Fernando M. Torres-Gil. "The challenge is overcoming the differences amplified by the social and economic disparities exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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News December 15, 2020
'The students genuinely enjoy talking to and learning from each other': New LBJ faculty reflect on fall semester

The LBJ School of Public Affairs welcomed three distinguished new faculty appointments during the 2020–21 academic year: Dr. Bianca Adair, Resident Intelligence Officer, specializing in intelligence and national security; Dr. Patrick Bixler, an assistant professor focusing on environmental resources, urban policy and sustainability science; and Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens, an associate professor whose expertise is East Asia, authoritarian politics and American national security policy.

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