In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers explore the proper role of intelligence in democracy. AUSTIN, Texas (May 31, 2018) – 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. Key findings include:
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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.”
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.
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.
This post discusses the feasibility of reducing emissions in China and India.
After an eventful 2017, what's in store for the new year? Professors from the LBJ School offer their best predictions, explaining what to keep an eye on and what may be at stake.
Busby, who began studying climate and security in 2004, is the lead researcher on a three-year, $1.9 million Department of Defense (DoD) funded project called “Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia” (CEPSA).
Despite three major hurricanes battering the country this year, political experts predict there will be no immediate federal policy to address climate change, and Republicans and Democrats will stay staunchly divided on the issue.
LBJ Professors Joshua Busby and David Eaton have each earned grant awards from The University of Texas at Austin's IC2 Institute to support their ongoing global research.
For months, “Will he or won’t he?” has been the parlor game among those wondering whether the Trump administration would withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate agreement. Today, we have the official answer: Yes, President Trump will withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement.
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