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April 7, 2011 - News

AUSTIN, Texas, April 7, 2011 -- Deputy Secretary for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and LBJ School of Public Affairs alumna, Kathleen A. Merrigan, will deliver the convocation address on Saturday, May 21, to the 2011 graduating class of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

March 31, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 12:00pm

Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri Mark Funkhouser will share his lecture titled "Mind the Gap! Creating Honest, Competent Governments" with LBJ School students, faculty and staff on April 13 at 12:00 pm in SRH 3.122.

March 30, 2011 - News

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has contracted with the LBJ School of Public Affairs to develop a metric that measures a teacher’s effect on student achievement under the direction of the school’s Project on Educator Effectiveness and Quality (PEEQ).

March 23, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Monday, March 28, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Alejandro Poiré, secretary of the National Security Council and security spokesperson for Mexico, will speak on the topic of Mexico's national public safety strategy at from noon to 1 p.m. on March 28.

March 22, 2011 - News

LBJ School Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch has published a new report titled Juveniles in the Adult Criminal Justice System in Texas (LBJ School of Public Affairs, 2011). The report provides a comprehensive look at Texas’s methods for dealing with the state’s most serious juvenile offenders. It gathers all available Texas data with respect to certified juveniles—those youth who are transferred to adult criminal court—and compares them to the population of determined sentence juveniles who are retained in the juvenile justice system. The report also compares the significant differences in programming and services for the two populations of juvenile offenders—those who get sent to adult jails and prisons, and those who receive placements in the Texas Youth Commission (TYC).

March 9, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Monday, March 21, 2011 - 12:15pm

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will present David C. Gompert, former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, on March 21 at 12:15 p.m. in SRH 3.122.

March 8, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 8:00am - 7:00pm

The Center for Politics and Governance is collaborating with the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation and the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation on the 2011 New Politics Forum Careers in Politics Conference, a two-day conference designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to explore various public service career options.

March 7, 2011 - News

Exploring issues surrounding government transparency has long been a cornerstone of the mission of the Center for Politics and Governance (CPG), falling under their effective governance initiative. However, CPG has recently ratched up their involvement with issue through multiple events highlighting state, national and international online transparency policies, national security issues, and the relationship between money, politics and the Internet.

March 3, 2011 - News

For more than 20 years, Jacqui Angel has been a woman on a mission to explore the reasons why Hispanic and Mexican-origin communities experience such disparities in their access to healthcare and long-term care and educate the public on ways to ease this disparity.

March 2, 2011 - News

LBJ School Professor and Ph.D. Adviser Peter Ward  has been named the Outstanding Graduate Adviser by the Graduate School at The University of Texas at Austin.

February 25, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Monday, February 28, 2011 - 9:00am - 3:45pm

The Texas Tribune and BP will present "New Day Rising: Changing Demographics and Changing Politics and Policy in Texas" on Feb. 28, sponsored by the Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Central Market.

February 23, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 12:15pm

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will present former U.S. Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen for a lunch-time discussion and Q&A with the LBJ School student body on March 3 at 12:15 p.m. in SRH 3.122.

February 22, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2011 (All day)

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the LBJ School of Public Affairs will present "Smart Diplomacy for the 21st Century: People Are As Important As Concepts" with Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann, President of the American Academy of Diplomacy on Wednesday, March 2 at 12:00 pm in the LBJ School’s Bass Lecture Hall, LBJ 2.104. Lunch will be provided.

February 22, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Monday, February 28, 2011 - 6:00pm

The Center for Politics and Governance at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, in collaboration with several university and Austin community partners, welcomed Lawrence Lessig, renowned attorney, professor, author on Feb. 28. Lessig discussed the issues of institutional corruption in a talk titled “The ‘Corruption’ of Our System of Money and Politics; A Presentation and Conversation with Prof. Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law.”

February 14, 2011 - News

LBJ School of Public Affairs Associate Professor Pat Wong and Beibei Zou, Ph.D. student and teaching assistant, are both recipients of 2011 Texas Exes Teaching Awards. The Texas Exes Teaching Award is given to professors and instructors who have had a positive influence on the educational experience of their students.

February 8, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Monday, February 21, 2011 (All day) - Friday, February 25, 2011 (All day)

To commemorate the landmark occasion of the 75th birthday of Barbara Jordan, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will honor her with a week of planned activities taking place Feb. 21 through Feb. 25 at locations throughout the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. Faculty, students, and research centers across the LBJ School will participate in this week designed to highlight Jordan’s lifetime of remarkable and significant contributions to our nation and society as politician, policymaker, activist and educator.

February 3, 2011 - News

  • Celebrate with Courtney Brown (MPAff ’83), who will be presented with the 2010 Distinguished Public Service Award
  • Catch up with fellow alumni, faculty and students at an all-School reception
  • Participate in a career panel
  • Join students for a Day of Service followed by a picnic with the Austin Alumni Association
  • Revisit your favorite haunts on 6th Street (and elsewhere in Austin)

 

February 3, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Alumni and students working with the Texas State Legislature will gather in the Legislative Conference Center (Capitol Extension Building, Room E2.002) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a free networking event.

February 2, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 7:00pm

The LBJ School’s Center for Ethical Leadership is pleased to announce that Canadian Senator, former UN commander, author, and genocide prevention scholar, retired Lieutenant General, the Honorable Roméo A. Dallaire will be the opening speaker for the 2011 Hatton W. Summers Undergraduate Student Leadership Conference.

February 1, 2011 - News

The University of Texas at Austin's Office of Graduate Studies profiled LBJ School and Middle Eastern Studies Dual Degree Student Joanna Schenke in a piece titled "Aspiring Diplomat: Meet dual-degree student, Joanna Schenke."  Complete with a video interview of Schenke, the piece delves into how Schenke got interested in foreign affairs and how The University of Texas at Austin and the LBJ School of Public Affairs have allowed her to combine her interests into two degrees that will aid her as she aims for a career at the U.S. State Department.

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