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October 9, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:15pm

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will present "Has the Obama Administration Gone Far Enough? A Food Policy Reform Update" featuring Former USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan on Oct. 22. LBJ School Professors Erin Lentz and Raj Patel will also speak on a panel with Merrigan and lead a Q&A with the audience. The event will take place in SRH 3.122 at 12:15 PM. Lunch will be provided.

October 7, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Monthly happy hour for Austin Area LBJ School alumni

September 25, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Monday, October 20, 2014 - 12:15pm

September 11, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

LBJ School & Latin American Studies Alumni Mixer
 

September 11, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Friday, October 24, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

September 10, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 5:00pm

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will present "The Rise of Sectarianism in the Middle East in an Age of Western Hegemony: 1860-2014, " a lecture with Rice University Professor of History Ussama Makdisi, the first holder of the Arab-American Educational Foundation Chair of Arab Studies at Rice University, on Oct. 2 at 5 PM at the LBJ School's Bass Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

September 9, 2014 - News

This summer, the LBJ School hosted students from Mexico’s Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), Israel’s Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), and from the LBJ School for a cultural exchange and professional development course focused on developing leadership skills.

September 5, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

We are excited to announce our first Dallas/Fort
 Worth chapter event! Please join us at LUCK at Trinity Groves on September 25th to meet fellow alumni in the DFW area and enjoy a great selection of local craft beers and food.

September 3, 2014 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs welcomed its newest incoming class of students with a week of orientation activities that culminated with "Gone to Texas," which featured a reception hosted by Dean Robert Hutchings and a march to the UT Tower for a special presentation of music, student videos and inspirational speakers. The LBJ School orientation week featured a series of events ranging from information sessions on academic and research opportunities to social events, all with the aim of providing an opportunity for new students to become comfortable as the newest members of the LBJ School community.

August 29, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Biennial networking event for alumni and students of the LBJ School working with the Texas Legislature.

August 28, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Friday, September 19, 2014 - 8:15am

As America begins to recover from our country's two longest wars, there is an urgent need to reassess how we prepare the next generation of global leaders to address the changing diplomatic landscape. To address some of these critical issues, the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the American Academy of Diplomacy will convene eminent diplomats, intelligence officers and military officials for a one-day conference analyzing successes and failures in American diplomacy. "Reinventing Diplomacy for the 21st Century" will take place Friday, September 19, at the LBJ School of Public Affairs' Bass Lecture Hall. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

August 22, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 12:15pm

Please join the LBJ School of Public Affairs for a special bilingual lecture featuring Argentinian Minister of Defense Agustín O. Rossi, who will discuss the role defense plays in Latin America. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required.

August 19, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 11:30am - 2:30pm

Annual alumni tailgate for LBJ School students and alumni

August 5, 2014 - News

Researchers at the LBJ School of Public Affairs have released a report that offers an in-depth analysis of the rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Texas. This report, which is part of a national effort, provides detailed background information on the history of the Affordable Care Act in Texas. In addition, it focuses on the impact of the ACA on Medicaid, CHIP, immigrant workers and the self-employed.

July 14, 2014 - News

Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson launched his “war on poverty” there is still much to be done on the policy front to help those who have been most affected by slow economic recovery—especially those with the least education, limited or spotty work experience, and those living in areas with low overall growth.

July 14, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Austin Alumni Chapter monthly happy hour event.

July 8, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Happy Hour for New York alumni

July 2, 2014 - Event

Event Date: Friday, July 18, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Join fellow LBJ Houstonians for a casual happy hour at Queen Vic's Pub on Friday, July 18.

June 25, 2014 - News

AUSTIN, Texas, June 25, 2014 – Dr. David Springer has been named as the new Director of the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, it was announced today by LBJ School Dean Robert Hutchings. Springer, who began his professional career as a clinical social worker, has been a member of The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work since 1997 where he is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor.

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