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News July 30, 2012

America in Decline: Through the Looking Glass

No patriotic American would like to admit that our country is in decline, but how does the evidence stack up? Time for a quick look in the mirror America, to assess what we see.

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News July 30, 2012

The Decline of American Education

The world has changed in many ways since the Cold War ended. The internet and mobile communication have opened up new possibilities across the world. As high-tech, high-value generating industries are no longer bound by national borders or access to restricted resources, a new world order has began to emerge.

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News July 30, 2012

A Demographic Morning in America

When considering the question of American decline, one could point to yawning budget deficits, unaffordable entitlement programs, a creaking infrastructure or the coming ‘fiscal cliff,’ comprised of tax hikes and budget cuts, as domestic factors contributing to an American power in retreat.

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News July 30, 2012

Prediction and the Elusive Elements of Power Decline

The implications of US power decline are great. In the Global Trends 2030 report, three scenarios about the way the world could look in 2030 are introduced.

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News July 30, 2012

Catching the Winds of Power

In international relations, measures of power are usually relative. Depending on the measure or definition of power, however, this relativity can be quite different. This has important implications for any discussion of American decline.

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News July 23, 2012

Innovative Climate Change Research Program Offers Students Opportunity for Fieldwork in Africa

The Climate Change and African Political Stability program has offered 82 students over three years the opportunity for field research in Africa, focusing on the role climate change may play in political stability in African countries. Three students share their experiences with the program.

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News June 12, 2012

LBJ School Students Share Their Experiences as Summer Interns in the Thinkers and Doers Blog

The 2012 edition of the Thinkers and Doers Summer Internship Blog has launched with 12 student bloggers focusing on policy issues for a variety of governmental, non-governmental and non-profit organizations around the world. From domestic criminal justice policy issues in Texas, to issues of poverty and outreach in Guatemala, these student interns will share their on-going stories as they develop the skills to become change agents in the world of public affairs. We invite you to meet our bloggers and learn about their various policy interests and then follow along as they describe their fieldwork.

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News June 1, 2012

Team Led by LBJ Professor Varun Rai Runner Up at National Startup America Policy Challenge

LBJ School Assistant Professor of Public Affairs Varun Rai led a team of students from The University of Texas at Austin to the finale of the national Startup America Policy Challenge on May 21.

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News May 18, 2012

LBJ Student Receives $24,000 Boren Fellowship to Study Japanese and Energy Development at Hiroshima University

LBJ School student Savin Ven Johnson is the recipient of a prestigious $24,000 Boren Fellowship , which will support Savin in her study of Japanese and a master’s degree in Environment and Resource Economics.

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News April 2, 2012

Two LBJ School Students Receive Prestigious Rosenthal Fellowships

Reid Porter, a first year Master of Public Affairs student, and David Sokolow, a first year Master of Global Policy Studies student, are both recipients of the prestigious Harold Rosenthal Fellowship, which offers students pursuing a career in international affairs summer internships with a Member of congress, the State Department, or a federal agency.

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