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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.

December 20, 2010 - News

Gary Chapman, an educator, writer and widely recognized expert on the impact of high technology on society and public policy, died Tuesday while on a kayaking trip in Guatemala. He was 58.

The cause was a heart attack, his family said. Further details were not immediately available.

December 15, 2010 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Invites You To Share Your Personal Remembrances

December 15, 2010 - News

Gary Chapman, Senior Lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Associate Director of Telecommunications and Information Policy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin and internationally recognized expert on Internet policy, telecommunications and technology policy, died of a heart attack Tuesday, December 14, in Guatemala, according to his family.

December 9, 2010 - News

Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch collaborated with Pace Law Professor Michael Mushlin to create the latest edition of the Pace Law Review which offers a blue-print from critically needed prision oversight in the United States. The newly-released edition Opening up a Closed World: A Sourcebook on Prison Oversight,” offers a comprehensive look at prison oversight, including articles from leading academics, national and international corrections experts, and prisoners’ rights and human rights lawyers.

December 9, 2010 - News

The Climate Change and African Stability (CCAPS) program at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law will offer three pre-doctoral fellowships for the 2011-2012 academic year with the aim to stimulate the development of the next generation of researchers and thought leaders on the topics of climate change and political stability.

December 3, 2010 - News

Melissa C. Lott and David Wogan, both Master of Public Affairs and Mechanical Engineering dual degree students, recently penned guest blogs for "Scientific American" on the rise of the renewable energy industry in Texas and the future of algae as the next big bio-fuel.

December 2, 2010 - News

On Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, LBJ School Professor Ed Dorn took his “Shaping Defense Policy” class on a tour of Fort Hood, a U.S. military base located outside Killeen, Texas. The trip was an opportunity for Dorn’s students, a mix of veterans, service members and civilians, to explore questions about life on a base and service in the U.S. Army.

December 1, 2010 - News

Through multiple events following the November elections, the LBJ School of Public Affairs and its research centers offered forums of analysis for media, policymakers and practitioners to lend their expertise to predictions for the 82nd Texas state legislative session.

December 1, 2010 - News

The first African-American to play football for The University of Texas at Austin, LBJ Alum Julius Whitter ('76) recently traveled to Austin to speak to current Longhorn football players about his experiences as a pioneering member of the UT football program and about life after football. His visit to the university was captured in a video by Texas Sports TV.

December 1, 2010 - News

Four LBJ School of Public Affairs students will travel to Haiti over the winter break as part of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service Curtis W. Meadows, Jr. Social Enterprise Fellows program.

The Meadows Fellows program will partner with the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin to create inter-disciplinary teams of student consultants to provide services on issues of strategy, marketing, finance, human resources, and sustainability for a nonprofit organizations working out of the mountain community of Creve, located approximately 100 miles northeast of Port Au Prince.

December 1, 2010 - News

LBJ School Professor Kenneth Flamm is one of a small group of top researchers invited by the President's Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation to provide a non-technical summary of recent research relevant to U.S. science policy practitioners at a workshop being held in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 2 and 3.

December 1, 2010 - News

The University of Texas at Austin and its Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will collaborate with the offices of the Texas speaker of the house and lieutenant governor to host a “Pre-Session Legislative Conference,” an orientation for new members of the state legislature.

As part of the four-day orientation, the LBJ School of Public Affairs will host an open session on Friday, Dec. 3, focusing on policy issues likely to be major topics during the 82nd legislative session. LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings will make opening remarks for Friday’s session, which is open to the public.

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