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FeatureAugust 13, 2021

Fall 2021 classes focus on topics from intelligence and foreign policy to Black politics and COVID

In many ways, "public policy" world is as varied as the people who practice it. There is no one path to it; thinkers and doers pursue their passion for service for so many different reasons. The LBJ School was founded to improve the quality of public service in the United States and abroad at all levels of governance and civic engagement. We practice this through interdisciplinary scholarship, hands-on experience and a customizable educational experience that allows students to develop unique skills and expertise.

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May 5, 2021

LBJ Authors: Admiral William McRaven and 'The Hero Code'

Retired Navy admiral and LBJ School professor of national security William McRaven gives tribute to the real, everyday heroes he's met over the years, from battlefields to hospitals to college campuses, who are doing their part to save the world in his newly released book, "The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived."

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Media MentionApril 12, 2021

Retired Navy admiral explores tragedy and forgiveness in latest book, 'Hero Code'

William McRaven, a former head of U.S. Special Operations Command, in a new book describes the “most gut-wrenching tragedy” he faced during his military career and the important lesson he learned from it.

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Media MentionOctober 19, 2020

Biden will make America lead again

Adm. William McRaven endorses Joe Biden: "Truth be told, I am a pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, small-government, strong-defense and a national-anthem-standing conservative. But, I also believe that black lives matter, that the Dreamers deserve a path to citizenship, that diversity and inclusion are essential to our national success, that education is the great equalizer, that climate change is real and that the First Amendment is the cornerstone of our democracy. Most important, I believe that America must lead in the world with courage, conviction and a sense of honor and humility."

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Media MentionOctober 19, 2020

Biden will make America lead again

Adm. William McRaven endorses Joe Biden: "Truth be told, I am a pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, small-government, strong-defense and a national-anthem-standing conservative. But, I also believe that black lives matter, that the Dreamers deserve a path to citizenship, that diversity and inclusion are essential to our national success, that education is the great equalizer, that climate change is real and that the First Amendment is the cornerstone of our democracy. Most important, I believe that America must lead in the world with courage, conviction and a sense of honor and humility."

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Media MentionOctober 19, 2020

Biden will make America lead again

"For all the challenges the past 20 years brought on this country—for all the loss, the heartache, the hubris and the errant decisions—in times of crisis, the world still looked to America to lead. They believed that in spite of our political differences, our domestic turmoil, the ugliness of our democratic process and some bad decisions, America in the end would do the right thing. That we would stand up to tyranny, lift up the downtrodden, free the oppressed, and fight for the righteous," writes Adm. William McRaven for The Wall Street Journal. 

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NewsOctober 15, 2020

LBJ School presents 50th Forum: 'In the Arena: Defining a New Destiny'

On Monday, Oct. 12, the LBJ School of Public Affairs presented the first forum of its 50th anniversary celebration. The prime-time presentation, "In the Arena: Defining a New Destiny," featured some of today's most important thinkers and doers sharing their sense of purpose in the fight for racial justice and equity, and discussing the leadership and vision that can lead us forward. 

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NewsJune 9, 2020

LBJ faculty lauded for achievements during 2019–20 academic year

While this past academic year saw some remarkable changes in the academic process, the continued excellence of LBJ School faculty remained constant. Here is a collection of the recognition that LBJ faculty garnered in 2019–20.

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Media MentionJune 5, 2020

Clearing of peaceful protesters not morally right, says Adm. McRaven

Retired U.S. Navy Adm. William McRaven weighs in on military leaders becoming increasingly vocal against the president and the president's clearing of Lafayette Square for a photo op, which Adm. McRaven says was not morally right.

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Media MentionMay 29, 2020

War hero McRaven tells MIT grads they're the 'real heroes'

William McRaven, the retired U.S. Navy admiral who directed the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, told members of MIT's graduating class Friday that they are the “real heroes” who will save the world from pandemics, war, climate change, poverty and racism.

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