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Mission

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs is committed to improving the quality of public service in the United States and abroad at all levels of governance and civic engagement. Our goals are to:

  • Prepare students and professionals, from a variety of backgrounds, for leadership positions in public service by providing educational opportunities grounded in theory, ethics, analytical skills and practice;
  • Produce interdisciplinary research to advance our understanding of complex problems facing society and to seek creative solutions for addressing them;
  • Promote effective public policy and management practice by maintaining a presence in scholarly and policy communities and in the popular media;
  • Foster civic engagement by providing a forum for reasoned discussion and debate on issues of public concern.