News Releases & Featured Events
May 22, 2014 - News
Johnie Jones graduated from the LBJ School in 2011 and was hired by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) where he works on strategic partnerships for the department. Recently profiled by The Pacific Standard in their "30 Thinkers Under 30" series, Johnie has distinguished himself as a rising leader in the federal agriculture policy arena. In this Q&A, Johnie discusses some of the greatest policy challenges currently facing our nation, as well as other activities taking place at USDA.
May 20, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
LBJ School annual alumni reception in Washington, D.C.
May 19, 2014 - News
In a day of celebration, the newest graduating class of the LBJ School enjoyed inspirational remarks by San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, Dean Robert Hutchings and Peter La Fountain, the student class speaker.
May 13, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Annual meeting of the Austin Area Alumni Chapter
May 13, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Join the Austin Area Alumni Chapter for a monthly happy hour at the Dog and Duck Pub.
May 13, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
May Happy Hour with the Austin Area Alumni Chapter: Games and drinks at Pinballz Arcade.
May 6, 2014 - News
San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro will deliver the convocation address on Saturday, May 17, to the 2014 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
April 30, 2014 - News
LBJ Returns to the Nation’s Capital with New Washington Center Offering Unique 18-Month, D.C.-Focused Curriculum
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin is creating the LBJ School Washington Center enabling students to earn a master’s degree in 18 months with a unique focus on federal public policy. The Center will also provide a platform and forum for nonpartisan policy analysis on the critical issues facing the country and the world and serve as a hub for the dissemination of faculty research.
April 22, 2014 - News
April 11, 2014 - News
Sidney Weintraub, Dean Rusk Professor Emeritus of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, died on April 10 at the age of 91.
April 4, 2014 - News
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, the LBJ School is reflecting on the seminal nature of the civil rights legislation passed by President Johnson while examining civil rights issues in America and around the world today. Through events like the Civil Rights Summit and faculty experts in the news, the LBJ School is advancing the public dialogue surrounding modern day Civil Rights issues.
April 2, 2014 - News
The LBJ School of Public Affairs will host a series of student-focused events to encourage dialogue around the great policy challenges that will be at the center of the Civil Rights Summit, April 8-10, hosted by the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum. These events will be open to the LBJ School of Public Affairs and UT School of Law Communities and will be designed to engage students in meaningful dialogue on the policy and law implications at the heart of the Summit’s four presidential addresses.
April 2, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
March 29, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:00pm
The LBJ School of Public Affairs will host a Civil Rights Film Screening on April 7. Hosted by Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker, UT Radio-Television-Film department head and LBJ School professor Paul Stekler, this screening of documentaries and speeches chronicles the civil rights era and the pivotal role played by President Lyndon Johnson in the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
March 18, 2014 - Event
The Arab Spring Reconsidered: the Evolution of the Muslim Brotherhood Featuring Professor Andrew Natsios
Event Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm
Andrew S. Natsios, Executive Professor at the George H.W. Bush School of Government at Texas A& M University, will speak at the LBJ School on April 2, 2014 at 5:30 PM in the Bass Lecture Hall. The title of his talk is "The Arab Spring Reconsidered: the Evolution of the Muslim Brotherhood." This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.
March 14, 2014 - Event
Drugs, Security and Latin America: The New Normal for the 21st Century? with Ambassador William Brownfield
Event Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 12:15pm
Ambassador William Brownfield, Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs will speak at the LBJ School on March 27 at 12:15 PM in SRH 3.122. His talk is titled "Drugs, Security and Latin America: The New Normal for the 21st Century?".
March 7, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
March 7, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
February 28, 2014 - News
Leading Civil Rights Scholar Lani Guinier Calls for a Renewal of Civil Rights-Era Leadership in Barbara Jordan Forum Keynote Address
As the highlight of the 18th Annual Barbara Jordan Forum, leading civil rights attorney and scholar Lani Guinier addressed current students, alumni and community members as part of the LBJ School’s “50 for 50” initiative, a series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the Civil Rights Act. In her talk, Guinier, the first African-American female tenured professor at Harvard Law School, called for a new movement of “leading from behind” that harkens back to the method of leadership used by the civil rights movement to win legislative victories in the mid-1960s.
February 27, 2014 - News
President Barack Obama to Deliver Keynote at Civil Rights Summit; First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to join the President.
Today, the White House announced that President Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address at a Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, April 10, 2014. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend the Summit with the President. The three-day Civil Rights Summit commemorates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Act, along with the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act in 1968, helped establish the legal foundation in fulfilling the long elusive promise of equality among all Americans. The Summit will not only celebrate those pivotal laws, but, just as LBJ would have wanted, will address the civil rights issues we face today in America and around the world.