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NewsOctober 15, 2018

New research explores global climate leadership, risks and fragility

Joshua Busby, an associate professor of public affairs and leading expert on environmental politics, published two reports on climate change in September 2018.

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Media MentionOctober 15, 2018

The double burden of climate exposure and state fragility

The security implications of climate change emerged as an important area of concern in the mid-2000s in both policy circles and academia. Since then, there has been much research exploring causal pathways between climate phenomena and violent conflict, often with inconclusive or mixed results. LBJ Professor Josh Busby sidesteps that causality debate in a new report for USAID. 

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NewsSeptember 6, 2018

Three studies from the LBJ School appear in leading development journal

Three new studies from the LBJ School appeared in the leading peer-reviewed journal World Development. The studies explore climate security vulnerability, the relationship between food insecurity and domestic violence, and the long-term effects of political repression on economic performance. In harm's way: Climate security vulnerability in Asia By Joshua Busby, associate professor of public affairs

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Media MentionJuly 2, 2018

Warming world: Why climate change matters more than anything else

LBJ School of Public Affairs Associate Professor Joshua Busby explains in Foreign Affairs why climate change matters more than anything else.     

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NewsMay 31, 2018

LBJ School professors shine light on Americans’ perception of intelligence agencies

A new study from professors at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin aims to shed light on Americans’ perception of intelligence agencies, and to test the claim that efforts by these agencies to be more open will enhance democratic legitimacy.

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Media MentionMay 29, 2018

Glasnost for US Intelligence: Will Transparency Lead to Increased Public Trust?

Clinical Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, Steve Slick and co-author Joshua Busby an Associate Professor also at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, discuss the relationship between U.S. intelligence agency and the Citizens of the United States, and whether an increase in transparency can quell any ill feelings amongst civilians.

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Media MentionMay 25, 2018

Trump's NASA Leader Should Explain His 'Evolution' on Climate Change

Representative Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) was sworn in as NASA administrator in April, after facing criticism over his past skepticism of anthropogenic climate change. During a Wednesday meeting of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee, however, Bridenstine conceded to Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) that his viewpoint has evolved, and he no longer disputes “that human activity is the dominant cause of global warming.”

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NewsApril 18, 2018

Innovation Bound - The Annual Celebration of LBJ School Policy Research held April 30, 2018; Special Student Poster Session Added to Day’s Research Tribute

The LBJ School prides itself on contributing viable solutions to society through the public and social dialogue of our world. Throughout each year, both students and faculty undertake timely policy research to stretch intellectual boundaries and tackle the most complex problems of our day. INNOVATION BOUND celebrates the impact, quality and range of the published works of our distinguished faculty and students.

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Media MentionApril 2, 2018

Is social movement enough to ignite change in gun laws?

Since the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, state lawmakers have struggled to get new major gun laws passed. Students have been leading the way toward changing that in a social movement that now spans across the world. Josh Busby discusses social movements and their impact. 

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Media MentionFebruary 15, 2018

4 things to know about the Trump budget's environmental cuts

Like last year’s budget, the Trump administration’s 2019 budget proposes large cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency. And it eliminates explicit climate change programs in other parts of the government and cuts spending for climate change-related monitoring, alternative energy, energy efficiency and flood prevention. LBJ Professor Josh Busby discusses 4 things to know. 

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