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April 26, 2012 - News

 The LBJ School of Public Affairs is proud to announce the launch of a newly-designed Wasserman Media Center, which includes a state-of-the-art Distance Learning Classroom and a one-camera studio to be used for remote television and radio interviews for faculty.

April 19, 2012 - News

Former Governor of Colorado and LBJ School alumnus Bill Owens will deliver the convocation address on Saturday, May 19, to the 2012 graduating class of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

April 16, 2012 - News

LBJ Alumnus and Vice President of the East West Institute David Firestein delivered two talks in March and April 2012. One focused on  U.S. – Chinese Relations and the other focused on the Role of Government in American Life

April 12, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 6:00pm

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will host a celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Cinco de Mayo and the Battle of Puebla on April 19 at 6:00 PM with a special event featuring a panel discussion on "The Mexican and U.S. Perspectives on Cinco de Mayo."

April 6, 2012 - News

Renowned Philanthropist and LBJ Foundation Board Member Bernard Rapoport has died at the age of 94. Rapoport was a long-time member of the LBJ Foundation Board and supporter of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and The University of Texas at Austin.

April 2, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Monday, April 9, 2012 - 5:30pm

Ambassador at Large at the Egyptian Foreign Ministry and former Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Nabil Fahmy will share his unique insights into the global implications of the Arab Spring in a talk titled “The Arab Revolutions” on Monday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum. Fahmy will cover many aspects of the various uprisings that have taken place in the Middle East and Northern Africa over the last year, focusing on the upcoming presidential elections in Egypt, prospects for a cease-fire in Syria, and signs that the Syrian revolution could be spilling over into neighboring Lebanon.

April 2, 2012 - News

Reid Porter, a first year Master of Public Affairs student, and David Sokolow, a first year Master of Global Policy Studies student, are both recipients of the prestigious Harold Rosenthal Fellowship, which offers students pursuing a career in international affairs summer internships with a Member of congress, the State Department, or a federal agency.

April 2, 2012 - News

On March 29, 2012, students from Dr. Jacqueline Angel’s topical seminar, Women and the Changing World of Work, presented a roundtable discussion on issues impacting the female workforce. This event was part of (Dis)locating Justice: 19th Annual College of Women and Gender Studies Graduate Student Conference. The research presented at the event was part of a larger project with the Women’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor, which has adopted a variety of policy initiatives aimed at improving women workers’ compensation and increasing their participation in areas of the labor market in which they are underrepresented. Issues discussed by the panel included obstacles to high-paying jobs, women’s involvement in green jobs, and balancing family and workplace responsibilities.

March 30, 2012 - News

Nine ambassadors and seven members of The University of Texas at Austin’s U.S. Army War College Fellows program will serve as mentors to 55 graduate students in a crisis simulation at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs on March 30 and 31.

March 28, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Monday, April 16, 2012 - 12:00pm

The LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Center for Politics and Governance will partner with KXAN Austin News to provide the only major broadcast, multi-platform Austin Mayoral debate. This debate will be an opportunity for the people of Austin to have their questions answered directly by the candidates.

March 27, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Lynn's talk, "America's 'Broken Government': What Would Madison Say?", to commemorate the life and work of distinguished public policy scholar Charles H. Levine.


March 27, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Students enrolled in the “Use of Social Media by Members of Congress” policy research project will present the results from their yearlong study on congressional use of social media. “Public Policy in 140 Characters: How Public Officials Use Social Media” will take place April 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Bass Lecture Hall, located in the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The event is presented by the LBJ School’s Center for Politics and Governance (CPG). Sherri Greenberg, CPG Director and former Texas State Representative, led the student research team.

March 26, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 5:30pm

As part of (Dis)locating Justice, CWGS’s Nineteenth Annual Emerging Scholarship Conference, LBJ School Professor Jacqui Angel's Women and the Changing World of Work seminar will present a roundtable on female workforce issues including barriers to high paying jobs, family in the workplace, and the role of women in the green jobs sector.

March 20, 2012 - News

In an effort to lead a renaissance among the next generation of diplomatic leaders and scholars, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin is spearheading the launch of a new educational and research initiative, “Reinventing Diplomacy.”

March 20, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Former Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor of Germany Joschka Fischer, one of Germany’s most beloved and popular modern politicians who evolved from a radical street activist into a member of Germany’s political elite, will share his unique insights on the future of Europe at a special event on Thursday evening, 5:30 pm, March 22, at the LBJ Library and Museum.

March 19, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Students from Dr. Alejandro Ibarra-Yunez's Policy Research Project: Challenges and Opportunities for International Electricity Integration: Policy and Private Investment Between Border Mexico and the USA will present their research findings, relevant to academics, policy makers and industry partcipants alike.

March 8, 2012 - News

On March 8, five sixth graders from Grisham Middle School in Austin, Texas, met with LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings to interview him for a project for National History Day (NHD).

March 7, 2012 - News

Suzi Sosa, Associate Director of Programs for the RGK Center and Executive Director of the Dell Social Innovation Challenge, is the cover story of Austin Woman's March "Entrepreneurial Issue."   This special issue follows Sosa from her time in college, to meeting her husband, Roy Sosa, to the landmark gift of $5 million from Dell to expand the Dell Social Innovation Challenge (DSIC). To read the full article, visit:

March 5, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

'Dillo Cup Alumni/Faculty Game at 1 p.m. on April 28

March 5, 2012 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Happy Hour on March 14 for Washington, D.C. Alumni and Students

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