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Executive Master of Public Leadership kicks off new cohort Aug. 23

Aug. 17, 2023

The intensive one-year Executive Master of Public Leadership program at the LBJ School of Public Affairs introduces its fall 2023 cohort with a week of residency in Austin starting on Aug. 23.

LBJ School names Pamela Foster Brady director of Executive Education

Aug. 16, 2023

Pamela Foster Brady was named director of Executive Education at The LBJ School of Public Affairs in June 2023, tasked with reimaging and leading the Governor’s Center for Management Development.

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LBJ School hosts 45 students at 2023 PPIA Public Service Weekend

July 26, 2023
The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, with support from the new Patman Center for Civic and Political Engagement, hosted the highly anticipated 2023 Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) Public Service Weekend July 20-23, a transformative four-day conference aimed at enriching undergraduate students and recent postgraduates from historically underrepresented backgrounds.

Professor Jacqueline Angel receives outstanding mentorship award from the Gerontological Society of America

July 19, 2023

Jacqueline Angel has been recognized for her outstanding commitment and dedication to mentoring underrepresented researchers in the field of aging.

Neutral, non-disruptive, and native: Why do Chinese nonprofit scholars cite English articles?

July 14, 2023

Ji Ma, assistant professor in Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies, describes in new peer-reviewed research the topics shared between English and Chinese scholarship on nonprofits and philanthropy and explores why English scholarship is cited in Chinese journal articles from five aspects: rationale of scholarship, novelty, relevance, social network, and reputation.

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Go green fast: A trove of memos and videos on the clean energy transition and industrial policy

July 11, 2023
In February 2023, Professors Josh Busby and Nate Jensen of The University of Texas at Austin convened leading scholars to explore the political dynamics of the clean energy transition in the United States and around the world in "Go Green Fast," an online workshop hosted by UT Austin and supported by the UT Energy Institute.
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Alumni Spotlight: Ian Pugh (Master of Public Affairs '22)

July 7, 2023

Alumnus Ian Pugh (MPAff '22) recently earned himself the lead for climate initiatives as a program analyst within The U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of The Secretary (OST). The OST oversees the formulation of national transportation policy and promotes intermodal transportation. Other responsibilities range from negotiation and implementation of international transportation agreements, assuring the fitness of U.S. airlines, enforcing airline consumer protection regulations, issuance of regulations to prevent alcohol and illegal drug misuse in transportation systems, and preparing transportation legislation.

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Rural America’s business growth is rooted in surprising factors

July 6, 2023
Local banks, a diverse and young population, a significant immigrant community, and the availability of vital health care infrastructure such as elder care and child care services are the unexpected predictors of business creation in rural America, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at the LBJ School.
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Reflecting on freedom: LBJ School commemorates Juneteenth

June 21, 2023
The LBJ School of Public Affairs celebrated June 19 with its third annual “Juneteenth Freedom Summit on Freedom Dreams: A Reimagining of Culture, Politics and Law.” Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) Founding Director Peniel Joseph led the three-hour event among a cohort of other academic scholars and community leaders to make sense of the holiday’s politics, history, and contemporary policy challenges in Texas and abroad.
2023 DC Student Policy Apprenticeships

2023 Policy Apprenticeships

June 5, 2023

The eighth cohort of graduate students in the LBJ School of Public Affairs's unique and accelerated DC Concentration have begun their Policy Apprenticeships in Washington, DC.