Election 2012: LBJ School Faculty Blogs and Commentary Covering the Major Issues | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin

As the presidential debates led to voting in November, LBJ School faculty were at the forefront of discussions on the nation's most pressing issues.

Sherri GreenbergSherri Greenberg Shares Insights on National Politics and the Role of Social Media in Campaigns

Sherri Greenberg, LBJ School Lecturer and director of the Center for Politics and Governance, is an expert on national and state campaign politics. As a former Texas State Representative, Greenberg has special insight into the inner-workings of campaigns and campaign finance. Additionally, Greenberg's research interests include the role of social media in politics and elections.

Campaigning and governing in the digital age - Austin American-Statesman, Nov. 3, 2012

VIDEO: Analysis of Third Presidential Debate - Oct. 23, 2012

VIDEO: Analysis of Second Presidential Debate - Oct. 16, 2012

Six things that Joe Biden, Paul Ryan must do in their VP debate - SF Chronicle, Oct. 9, 2012

VIDEO: Analysis of First Presidential Debate - Oct. 4, 2012

Women voters key in presidential election - Fox 7 News, Sept. 5, 2012

Texas Democrats See Long Road to Comeback - Dallas Morning News, Sept. 2, 2012

Local experts weigh in on RNC speeches - Fox 7 News, Aug. 29, 2012

The Role of Social Media in Politics- Fox 7 News, Aug. 7, 2012

Jeremi SuriJeremi Suri Examines the Role of Nationbuilding and Using History to Inform Presidential Policymaking

Jeremi Suri is the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School, and a Professor of History in the College of Liberal Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. As a policy expert and historian, Suri explains the role nationbuilding has played and will continue to play in the United States foreign policy agenda. Suri is also a contributor to The Alcalde blog where he also covers issues pertaining to the election.

How Obama Won and What it Means by Jeremi Suri - Global Brief, Nov. 7, 2012

Why the debates stink by Jeremi Suri - Daily Texan, Oct. 21, 2012

Are today’s politicians ready for the challenges and opportunities of our time? - The Austin American Statesman, Oct. 6, 2012

How do presidents inspire hope? - UT Elections 2012 Blog, Sept. 28, 2012

Obama-Romney Debate Can't Avoid Nationbuilding- Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 23, 2012

Jeremi Suri: Lessons from a Fallen Empire - The Alcalde, July 30, 2012


Vicky DeFrancesco SotoDr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto Discusses Latinos in Politics

Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto is a Fellow at the Center for Politics and Governance, a visiting scholar in the Department of Government and Director of Communications for Latino Decisions. As a contributor to MSNBC and NBCLatino, DeFrancesco Soto explores the role Latinos will play in the presidential election.

Obama's re-election doesn't change uncertain business climate, executives say - Bellaire Examiner, Nov. 14. 2012

Opinion: Hispanics believe Obama would do better than Romney on the economy and immigration - NBCLatino, Nov. 8, 2012

Analysis: Puerto Ricans turned Florida blue - NBCLatino, Nov. 7, 2012

The Good, Bad, and Ugly of This Year's Campaign Ads - NPR, Nov. 5, 2012

Opinion: Romney's GOP wingmen are bringing him down with women voters - NBCLatino, Oct. 25, 2012

Opinion: Early voting matters and why we vote for president on Tuesday - NBCLatino, Oct. 10, 2012

Opinion: Romney gets an A+ while Obama gets a C+ for winging the debate - NBCLatino, Oct. 4, 2012

Looking toward the next debate - MSNBC, Oct. 3, 2012

Opinion: Latino vote pivotal in North Carolina - NBCLatino, Sept. 27, 2012

Opinion: Why are deferred action DREAMers denied health coverage? - NBCLatino, Sept 21, 2012

Opinion: Democrats won the convention messaging game - NBCLatino, Sept. 7, 2012

The Rachel Maddow Show - Romney's Latino Bump - Sept. 4, 2012

Republican convention report card: How did GOP do with Latinos? - NBCLatino, Aug. 31, 2012

Opinion: The RNC's Immigrant Tease - NBCLatino, Aug. 30, 2012

Opinion: Can the Republicans connect with Latinos on abortion - NBCLatino, Aug. 24, 2012

Opinion: Can Latinos Trust Obama Again - NBCLatino, Aug. 18, 2012

Opinion: Julian Castro as First Latino President? - NBCLatino, Aug. 10, 2012

Alan Kuperman Discusses Foreign Policy and the Role of Israel in the ElectionAlan Kuperman

Alan Kuperman is an associate professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Kuperman teaches courses in global policy studies. He is also the founding coordinator of the Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project and leads a Pentagon-funded project on Constitutional Design and Conflict Management in Africa. He has published articles and book chapters on ethnic conflict, U.S. military intervention and nuclear proliferation. He is also the author of The Limits of Humanitarian Intervention: Genocide in Rwanda and co-editor of Gambling on Humanitarian Intervention: Moral Hazard, Rebellion, and Civil War.

VIDEO: Analysis of the Third Presidential Debate - Oct. 24, 2012

VIDEO: Could Israel and Foreign Policy Swing the Election? - Oct. 15. 2012

Professor William Inboden Explores Role of Foreign Policy in the ElectionWilliam Inboden

William Inboden is a Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and an Assistant Professor at the LBJ School.  Previously he served as Senior Director for Strategic Planning on the National Security Council at the White House, where he worked on a range of foreign policy issues including the National Security Strategy, democracy and governance, contingency planning, counter-radicalization, and multilateral institutions and initiatives. Inboden is available to discuss the relationship between foreign policy and the election.

Early thanksgiving for election day - Foreign Policy.com, Nov. 5, 2012

Is foreign policy bipartisanship a thing of the past? by William Inboden - Foreign Policy.com, Sept. 12, 2012



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