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News March 19, 2018

LBJ Students Tackle Workforce Development at Dell PolicyHack

Students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs participated in the Dell Technologies PolicyHack, an interactive hack-a-thon that tasks teams of policymakers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and students, along with a “coach,” to design solutions to policy challenges faced by entrepreneurs running growing businesses.

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Students present ideas at Dell PolicyHack
News March 9, 2018

LBJ Faculty, Alumni, Students Participate in SXSW 2018

Since 1989, tens of thousands of people from all over the world have flocked to Austin, Texas for the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals. SXSW includes a multitrack conference that runs concurrently with interactive, film, music and comedy festivals, bringing visitors

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SXSW registration sign
News February 27, 2018

LBJ School's 21st Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum Celebrates Perseverance, Resolve in Public Service

The LBJ School of Public Affairs celebrated the 21 st annual Barbara Jordan National Forum February 19–23, paying tribute to the former congresswoman’s life and legacy through student-led programming focused on social justice issues.

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LBJ School students performing Barbara Jordan National Forum co-chair role with Barbara Jordan statue on Texas campus
News February 19, 2018

Biennial Crisis Simulation Event Provides Global Policy Students Firsthand Diplomacy, Negotiation Experience

LBJ School students in the Master of Global Policy Studies program take part in a biennial Crisis Simulation event, which provides an opportunity to experience a complex and high-level multilateral diplomatic negotiation under time pressure and uncertainty.

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Students with the Vietnam delegation in their team's headquarters
News February 12, 2018

LBJ School Celebrates Barbara Jordan National Forum 21st Anniversary

The LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will pay tribute to the life and legacy of former congresswoman, distinguished public servant and teacher Barbara Jordan during the 21st annual Barbara Jordan National Forum (BJNF), February 19 – 23.

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Three students stand with Barbara Jordan statue on UT campus
News December 15, 2017

LBJ School Semester in Review: Fall 2017

The LBJ School students’ visit with former Vice President Joe Biden made the cover of The Daily Texan’s Semester in Review. Here are some more highlights from a great semester at the LBJ School.

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Cover of The Daily Texan featuring the Semester in Review, including a photo of Joe Biden and Dean Angela Evans
News December 5, 2017

LBJ Global Policy Student Works with Macedonian Government

Aleksej Demjanski, a dual degree MGPS and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies student at the LBJ School (‘19), met with the newly established government of Macedonia at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City in September 2017. For Demjanski, who is originally from Macedonia, this meeting signified a new era for Macedonia.

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FDM meeting with Macedonia's Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, and Diaspora Minister at the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York City, September 2017
News November 3, 2017

LBJ Students Conduct, Present Research on Congress Use of Social Media as Part of Policy Research Project

As part of a 2016-17 Policy Research Project (PRP), a group of LBJ School students led by Professor Sherri Greenberg worked to analyze social media platform usage of Members of Congress.

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News September 26, 2017

LBJ Students Comprise Social Media Team at Trib Fest '17

LBJ School students formed the heart of the 2017 Texas Tribune Festival’s social media team, providing coverage all-weekend long of this innovative, three-day event that brings together leading policy experts, practitioners and media to explore our state and nation’s most pressing issues.

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LBJ School students with CNN's Chris Cillizza
News September 18, 2017

MGPS Student Connects Data, Sustainability in Uganda

Second-year Master of Global Policy Studies student Hina Acharya spent the summer as an intern for the Open Sustainability Institute in Kampala, Uganda.

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Hina Acharya in Uganda