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Videos of Civil Rights Summit Presidential Addresses and Panels on Youtube

Videos of Civil Rights Summit Presidential Addresses and Panels on Youtube

LBJ School celebrates 50th anniversary of LBJ's legislative legacy in multi-year campaign

LBJ School celebrates 50th anniversary of LBJ's legislative legacy in multi-year campaign

Operation Diplomacy: Dean Robert Hutchings and Professor Jeremi Suri on the Vanishing Role of the American Diplomat

Operation Diplomacy: Dean Robert Hutchings and Professor Jeremi Suri on the Vanishing Role of the American Diplomat

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LBJ50 logo LBJ School@The Civil Rights Summit: Empowering the Next 'Get it Done' Generation

On April 8-10, 2014, the LBJ Presidential Library hosted a Civil Rights Summit, comprised of afternoon panel discussions followed by evening keynote addresses, reflecting on the seminal nature of the civil rights legislation passed by President Johnson while examining civil rights issues in America and around the world today. The LBJ School of Public Affairs participated in this historic event through watch parties and student town hall meetings, faculty experts in the news, social policy research and through live-tweeting from @TheLBJSchool.

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http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/news/2014/lbj-students-pitch-idea-improving-civic-engagement-fels-natiLBJ Students Pitch Idea for Improving Civic Engagement at Fels National Public Policy Challenge

LBJ School students Christie Wright, Lance McNeill and Miha Vindis traveled to Philadelphia to compete in the Fels National Public Policy Challenge. Concerned about the lack of civic participation among their own generation, the team designed an innovative online platform that combines crowdsourcing and “gamification” to better identify, prioritize and tackle local issues.

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LBJ Graduate Johnie Jones One of Pacific Standard's "30 Thinkers Under 30"

Johnie Jones

The USDA's Deputy Chief of Staff for Rural Development Johnie Jones (MPAff '11) has been named one of "30 Thinkers Under 30" by Pacific Standard. In his position, Jones works "to advance the mission of providing our country with healthy food options, ensuring our farmers and ranchers have a safety net in times of natural disaster, and assisting families that struggle to put food on their table or have trouble securing affordable housing. Originally from Hope, Arkansas, Jones is the son of a pastor and the grandson of a mayor (his grandmother, Catherine Thomas, of Tollette, Arkansas). “Public service has been a passion of mine ever since I was born,” he says. “I grew up with it all around me.”

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