News Releases & Featured Events
November 10, 2014 - News
Dr. Raj Patel, global food policy expert and award-wining writer, has been appointed Research Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Patel will be engaged in a combination of teaching, researching, and filmmaking. Patel, formerly a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Center for African Studies, will teach graduate courses on food policy at the LBJ School as well as select undergraduate courses across campus.
November 5, 2014 - News
Clinical Professor Angela Evans is an exemplar of leadership and education in the public policy arena. Her achievements in advancing public policy have spanned a career in Washington, D.C. where she served as Deputy Director of the Congressional Research Service. Now at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, Professor Evans has distinguished herself as a dedicated and much beloved educator of a new generation of public leaders.
November 4, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
October 29, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Monthly Austin Alumni Chapter Happy Hour
October 28, 2014 - Event
Event Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Monthly happy hour hosted by the LBJ School Austin Area Alumni Chapter.
October 20, 2014 - News
For the 2014-15 school year, Professor Todd Olmstead is running a Policy Research Project to benefit Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services (ATCEMS). Over the course of the year, students will participate in research and analysis including ridealongs, guest speakers, and listening to emergency calls to determine how to optimize ATCEMS in the face of a changing healthcare scene.
October 9, 2014 - Event
"Has the Obama Administration Gone Far Enough? A Food Policy Reform Update" Featuring Former USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan, Oct. 22
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 23, 2014 - Event
“The Middle East at a Crossroads: An Insider’s Perspective” Featuring Israel’s Major General Meir Dagan, former Director of the Mossad Oct. 14
Event Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 5:15pm
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
The Rise of Sectarianism in the Middle East in an Age of Western Hegemony: 1860-2014 with Professor Ussama Makdisi
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