Ashley Burns, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Amherst College, will present a talk titled "The New Face of Public Housing: For Better or Worse?" Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:15 p.m. Burns' talk is a part of the LBJ School's ongoing series of New Voices in Civil Rights, which underlines the work of individuals who are making a difference through advocacy or research in the civil rights field.
Rajeev Patel, LBJ School research professor who studies the global food system, discusses the impact of fast food giant McDonald's rise to fame and the future for the company in the wake of higher wage campaigns and demands for healthier food options by consumers.
The Intelligence Studies Project of the University of Texas at Austin announces the inaugural round of an annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security. The winner of the “Inman Award” will receive a cash prize of $5000, with two semifinalists each receiving a cash prize of $2500.
Luci Baines Johnson and her husband, Ian Turpin, have made a $1 million challenge gift to support the newly launched LBJ School Washington Center established by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. The gift will be directed specifically to create fellowships and professional internship stipends for students entering the center's unique federal policy focused 18-month master's program.