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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.

January 21, 2011 - News

Robert Wilson, the Mike Hogg Professor in Urban Policy, at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin who has served as associate dean of academic affairs and research for the LBJ School since 2006, has taken a leave of absence to serve as a public policy scholar for six months beginning in January 2011 with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC.

January 21, 2011 - News

Associate Professor of Public Affairs Chandler Stolp has accepted the position of Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin. Stolp officially began his new duties in January 2011.

January 21, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, February 3, 2011 (All day) - Friday, February 4, 2011 (All day)

The LBJ School of Public Affairs, along with 16 other university, public and private organizations, will sponsor the inaugural UT Energy Forum, a student-led event aimed at bringing together leading university researchers, policymakers, entrepreneurs and students to explore today's most pressing energy challenges. From oil exploration to renewable energy and alternative sources, to innovative energy ventures, this multi-disciplinary, two-day event, taking place Feb. 3 and 4,  will cover the gamut of energy-related global policy issues.

January 21, 2011 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and the Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC) at Japan’s Hiroshima University are offering a joint international degrees program leading to two graduate degrees, one from the LBJ School and one from IDEC. Under this collaborative program, students can obtain two master’s degrees in three years.

January 18, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Friday, February 4, 2011 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

The first Energy Forum will gather energy professionals, academics and other experts to explore today’s most pressing energy challenges.

January 18, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 11:00am - 8:00pm

The first Energy Forum will gather energy professionals, academics and other experts to explore today’s most pressing energy challenges

January 11, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Monday, January 24, 2011 - 12:15pm - 1:30pm

Dr. Susan Webb Yackee is an Associate Professor at the La Folette School of Public Affairs and Department of Political Sciences at the University of Wisconsin at Madison

January 10, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 9:00am - Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 9:30pm

In collaboration with local and state government officials, advocacy groups and private industry, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and EFF-Austin will present Texas Government 2.0 Camp (TXGov2.0Camp): Making Transparency Work on Jan 28 and 29 at the Austin Community College Eastview Campus.

January 7, 2011 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

On February 9, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., the LBJ School of Public Affairs will host The Fiscal Solutions Tour, presented by the Concord Coalition, in collaboration with Deloitte.

January 7, 2011 - News

As the 82nd Texas State legislative session gets underway, LBJ School faculty experts are serving to inform the debate and advance the dialogue on a number of challenging issues facing the state from the possible $25 billion budget shortfall, to redistricting, prison oversight, education, healthcare and energy policy.

December 20, 2010 - News

 Over the Holiday Break—December 24, 2010 until January 3, 2011—the University and the LBJ School will be officially closed. However, students, staff, and faculty with electronic swipe cards will still have access to the building.

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