Dr. Yanis Varoufakis, a visiting professor at UT Austin’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, has been named finance minister of Greece as part of the cabinet of newly-elected Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, and was sworn in on Jan. 27. Varoufakis was elected to the Greek Parliament on Sunday, Jan. 25 as the leading vote-getter in Athens' 2nd constituency, which is one of the largest in Greece.
Julian Bond, American civil rights movement leader, lifelong social activist and facilitator of nonviolent demonstrations across the country, will deliver the 2015 Barbara Jordan Forum keynote address Feb. 4, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. in the Lady Bird Johnson auditorium at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
The LBJ School’s new Washington Center hosted a State of the Union watch party with special guest, former Clinton administration press secretary Mike McCurry, in Washington, D.C. Jan. 20, 2015. More than 70 LBJ Alumni and Texas Exes DC members joined McCurry and executive director Thomas O’Donnell in conversations online via a live-tweeting session prior to the address kickoff.
Professor Todd Olmstead is directing a policy research project with students aimed at rethinking the delivery of pre-hospital emergency care. Throughout the year, the students taking the PRP will brainstorm alternate points of contact and protocols for improving patient-centered, out-of-hospital care.