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News April 11, 2019

The LBJ School at the Summit on Race in America

The LBJ School community of students, faculty, alumni and staff was proud to partake — on stage, in the audience and online — in The Summit on Race in America, hosted by the LBJ Foundation April 8–10. Civil rights leaders, activists, musicians and comedians gathered for three days of candid conversations on America's racial divide.

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(left to right_) Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto leads a conversation about immigration with ward-winning Salvadoran American poet and activist Javier Zamora, LBJ School Professor Ruth Wasem and Thomas A. Saenz, president and general counsel of MALDEF. (Pho
News April 3, 2019

Give to the LBJ School during 40 Hours for the 40 Acres

On April 3 and 4, the LBJ School of Public Affairs will participate in the annual 40 Hours for the Forty Acres giving event, a 40-hour celebration of giving benefiting the LBJ School and UT Austin. Gifts to the LBJ school deliver critical resources to our students and faculty members, provide extraordinary educational opportunities, and help the school continue to be a model for graduate education in public affairs that effectively blends the academic with the practical while keeping pace with a changing world.

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The LBJ School of Public Affairs building with the 40 Hours for the 40 acres logo
News March 27, 2019

A look back at #LBJatSXSW 2019

Austin is home to South by Southwest (SXSW), a convergence of the interactive, film and music industries from March 8-17. LBJ School faculty, students and alumni were among the speakers, panelists and participants, bringing innovative ideas, hard questions and creative solutions to a community of leaders and engaged stakeholders.

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News March 25, 2019

LBJ School student team named a regional winner of the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student simulation competition

A team of seven LBJ School of Public Affairs students was named regional winner of the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition on Feb. 23. The LBJ School was one of 11 global sites to host the competition, a partnership between the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) and the University of Virginia Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

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Group of LBJ students wearing medals as regional winners at the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition.
News March 24, 2019

'Extending the power of the people:' The 22nd annual Barbara Jordan National Forum

Citizenship and power were central to the theme of the 22nd annual Barbara Jordan National Forum, the signature, student-led weeklong program that pays tribute to the life and legacy of former congresswoman, distinguished public servant and teacher Barbara Jordan. This year's celebration, on the theme "Extending the Power of the People," took place Feb. 18–22, and was inspired by Jordan's words: "We believe that the people are the source of all governmental power; that the authority of the people is to be extended, not restricted." Take a look at some of the week's events. 

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LBJ students Sarah Gonzalez Claytor and Hanna Munin, LBJ Professor Michele Deitch, Dallas Co. DA John Creuzot, LBJ student Joel Carter and LBJ Dean Angela Evans
News March 8, 2019

#LBJatSXSW 2019

Austin is home to South by Southwest (SXSW), a convergence of the interactive, film and music industries from March 8-17. LBJ School faculty, students and alumni are among the speakers, panelists and participants, bringing innovative ideas, hard questions and creative solutions to a community of leaders and engaged stakeholders.

Follow #LBJatSXSW and find @thelbjschool on social media for weekend updates.

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News February 15, 2019

LBJ School is a host site for NASPAA global simulation competition on Feb. 23

On Feb. 23, The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will host graduate students from 137 universities to participate in the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition.

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LBJ students and faculty participating in the 2019 NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition on Feb. 23, 2019
News December 5, 2018

Bollinger Fund helps international LBJ students explore the U.S.

The LBJ School of Public Affairs is fortunate to have a cohort of international students from all over the world who help bring fresh perspectives to public and social policy work. But earning a graduate degree is about more than attending classes and doing research. Thanks to the William and Judith Bollinger International Student Enrichment Fund, a group of nine LBJ masters students headed to Chicago Nov. 2-4 to get a taste of life outside of Austin.

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A group of LBJ international master's degree students visit the Art Institute of Chicago as part of a weekend sponsored by the Bollinger Fund.
Feature October 3, 2018

LBJ student interns with health care, education startups in Ghana

As a Crook Fellow, I spent my summer in Accra, Ghana, interning as a communications and marketing consultant for two Ghanaian NGOs. Currently, I am a second-year dual master’s student in Global Policy Studies and journalism, so this internship combined my academic interests, which was amazing.

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The Health Innovation Program team in Ghana
Feature October 3, 2018

LBJ student supports a nonprofit during crisis

I interned with a small 501(c)(3) nonprofit that works with Nicaraguan women to engage communities in improving food security, nutrition and care for the earth. It creates and maintains bio-intensive gardens at schools and at homes, works on reforestation and seed saving, and supports arts collectives run by garden participants with the potential to sell crafts for additional income.

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A worker with Artists for Soup, which works with Nicaraguan women

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