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February 20, 2009 - News

The Center for Ethical Leadership and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs presented the 2009 Hatton W. Sumners Undergraduate Student Conference which took place February 26 through March 1, 2009.

February 19, 2009 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs’ Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) will present the 2009 Barbara Jordan National Forum on Public Policy February 19, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas. Gwen Ifill, managing editor and moderator for PBS’ Washington Week and senior correspondent for PBS’ The NewsHour will deliver the keynote address at the 13th annual forum it was announced today by CPG Director Veronica Vargas Stidvent.

February 10, 2009 - News

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Alumnus Philip J. Ritter has been named Executive Vice President of Governmental and Stakeholder Affairs for the DFW International Airport.

February 4, 2009 - News

The RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and Dell are seeking undergraduate and graduate students from universities and colleges around the world to share their ideas for making the world a better place.

January 30, 2009 - News

Secretary of Education Anne Duncan announced  President Barack Obama's intent to nominate  Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Alumna Carmel Martin ('94) as Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation and Policy for the Department of Education.

January 26, 2009 - News

Admiral Bobby R. Inman has been appointed interim dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, Provost Steven W. Leslie has announced.

January 23, 2009 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs welcomes nine new faces to the classroom for the Spring 2009 semester, including Catherine (Kate) Weaver who is joining  the permanent faculty as an Assistant Professor and as a Fellow and Director of the Global Governance Program at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law.

January 20, 2009 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs announces that Dan Bartlett, former special counselor to President George W. Bush, has agreed to serve as an adjunct faculty member at the School and as a fellow for the School’s Center for Politics and Governance.

January 15, 2009 - News

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law welcomes a panel of distinguished experts to discuss questions surrounding the government's approach to military detention on January 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Connally Building.

January 15, 2009 - News

With the beginning of the 81st legislative session this week comes a host of new issues, challenges and questions facing Texas lawmakers. Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs faculty Jacqueline Angel, Michele Deitch, David Eaton, Sherri Greenberg, Cynthia Osborne, David Warner, Pat Wong, and the LBJ School's Center for Politics and Governance (CPG) Director Veronica Vargas Stidvent have the insight and the expertise to assist in coverage of the 81st.

January 13, 2009 - News

LBJ School Professor will discuss the origins of the financial crisis and the most effective ways that citizens can advocate for sensible responses from political leaders.

January 12, 2009 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation announced today that former Texas Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes has made a $1 million gift in support of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. The gift will be used primarily for student fellowships.

January 8, 2009 - News

LBJ School Professor Robert D. Auerbach discussed the current economic crisis at an all-day symposium titled “Beyond the Meltdown: regulatory Reform of the Financial Sector” which took place January 9th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Auerbach’s presentation was scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

January 8, 2009 - News

Please join The Washington, DC Area LBJ School Alumni Chapter for a benefit reception on January 28, 2009 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Ben Barnes Group Offices.

January 7, 2009 - News

With less than 2 weeks until President-Elect Barack Obama takes office, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs' first Youtube videos of 2009 feature highlights of keynote speeches by Joseph A. Califano, Jr. and Robert Portman delivered at the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Symposium: “Policy Challenges for the New President and the LBJ Legacy,” held December 4 and 5, 2008.

January 7, 2009 - News

Texas Governor Rick Perry has announced the appointment of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs’ Center for Politics and Governance Director Veronica Vargas Stidvent to the Texas Human Rights Commission.

December 23, 2008 - News

President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden announced the nomination of key members of their national security team, including James B. Steinberg for Deputy Secretary of State, and Jacob Lew for Deputy Secretary of State, and the appointment of Thomas E. Donilon as Deputy National Security Advisor and Antony “Tony” Blinken as National Security Advisor to the Vice President.

December 18, 2008 - News

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the University of Texas at Austin will be closed from December 21 to January 5.

December 18, 2008 - News

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Dean James B. Steinberg has been awarded The Eyes of Texas Excellence Award for the Fall 2008 semester in recognition of his outstanding contributions to student life at the University of Texas.

December 11, 2008 - News

"President-elect Barack Obama officially nominated former Senator Tom Daschle as Secretary of Health and Human Services and named him the Director of a new White House Office on Health Care Reform. Dr. Jeanne Lambrew, who authored a book about health care reform with Daschle, will serve as Deputy Director of the White House Office of Health Reform."

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