"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.
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.Read more
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
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
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.Read more
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.Read more