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Jordan Jessie, LBJ School student and one of three student chairs for the Barbara Jordan National Forum

From Dallas to the LBJ School: Jordan Jessie's mission to public policy advocacy

Feb. 20, 2024
Jordan Jessie is a Master of Public Affairs candidate from Dallas, Texas that has found her calling in advocating for underrepresented communities. One of three student chairs for this year's Barbara Jordan National Forum, Jordan completed her undergraduate degree in Government with a minor in African and African Diaspora Studies from The University of Texas at Austin.
Brencia Berry, Political Director for the DNC, poses with Tiffany Jones Smith, LBJWCS Alum ‘22. Photo courtesy of The Network.

Women to watch from the LBJ Women’s Campaign School Alumni Summit

Feb. 16, 2024
The LBJ Women's Campaign School co-hosted an alumni summit on February 12th alongside The Network. The goal of the event was to inspire alumni to take on even larger leadership roles in their communities.
Yulissa Chávez, Barbara Jordan National Forum student chair

Empowering Change: Yulissa Chávez's Journey in Public Affairs and Education Reform

Feb. 13, 2024
Yulissa Chávez is a Master of Public Affairs candidate from Galveston, Texas with a passion for education reform. One of three student chairs for this year's Barbara Jordan National Forum, Yulissa completed her undergraduate degree in Government from The University of Texas at Austin.
Photos of new LBJ School faculty members

Expanding Excellence: The LBJ School announces a series of new faculty appointments

Feb. 13, 2024
New faculty appointments build on an impressive group of public service expertise and will enhance the LBJ course curriculum in national security, policy development, legislative processes and politics of bureaucracy.
Joseph Maguire, Professor of Practice at the LBJ School of Public Affairs

Renowned Navy SEAL and former acting National Intelligence Director, Vice Admiral (Ret.) Joe Maguire, appointed Professor of Practice at the LBJ School and Executive Director of Clements Center for National Security at The University of Texas

Feb. 7, 2024
With more than four decades of experience on the front lines and in the situation room, Admiral Maguire will teach courses on national security, intelligence, leadership, and ethics to master's students studying public affairs and global policy.
Camille Meshack, 2024 Barbara Jordan National Forum student-chair.

Student Spotlight: Camille Meshack - Advocating for meaningful change around the world

Feb. 7, 2024
Camille Meshack is a dual-degree Master of Global Policy Studies/Law student from Dallas, Texas. One of three student chairs for this year's Barbara Jordan National Forum, Camille completed her undergraduate degree in Political Science with a minor in Spanish from Howard University in Washington, D.C.
Students of the LBJ Women's Campaign School pose with the hook 'em hand sign on the steps of the famous UT tower.

LBJ Women's Campaign School mobilizes for 2024 election and beyond

Jan. 24, 2024
Since the inaugural class in 2020, The LBJ Women’s Campaign School (LBJWCS) has trained nearly 250 leaders as candidates and campaign managers. Nine LBJWCS Alumni are on the ballot in 2024. The Jane Nelson Institute for Women’s Leadership at Texas Woman’s University is providing 30 full-tuition LBJWCS scholarships to knock down socioeconomic barriers for Texas women in politics.
LBJ school student Shiru Kimani is highlighted as the latest student spotlight feature.

Navigating the global landscape: A journey with Shiru Kimani, Master of Global Policy Studies student and aspiring U.S. diplomat

Jan. 24, 2024
Shiru Kimani is a Master of Global Policy Studies student and a second-generation Kenyan American from Hayward, Calif. A candidate for our upcoming May graduation, Shiru completed her undergraduate degree in International Economics and Multi-Language from St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y.
The audience member takes a photo of a speaker onstage

The LBJ School unveils two timely speaker series: “Renewing Democracy” and “Conversations with the Candidates”

Jan. 16, 2024
The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin is excited to announce two new speaker series designed to strengthen democracy and develop public leaders.
The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on a bright afternoon.

The LBJ School boosts policy leadership through experiential learning opportunities in Washington DC

Jan. 16, 2024
Two new programs focused on developing effective policy leaders will kick off this spring at the LBJ Washington Center, the LBJ School’s presence in Washington DC. The DC Foreign Policy Semester and The Patman Center Maymester programs offer students unparalleled exposure to how policy is created at the federal level.