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April 15, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Friday, April 26, 2013 (All day) - Saturday, April 27, 2013 (All day)

LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Technology and Public Policy Program, and the University of Texas at Austin’s Telecommunications and Information Policy Institute are proud to present Digital Inclusion in Texas, a conference and colloquium. The conference will bring together noted scholars, representatives of federal, state, and city government, and nonprofit advocacy organizations to address gaps in broadband adoption throughout the United States.

April 11, 2013 - News

The Texas Tribune is partnering with The University of Texas at Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs for the next installment of Texas Tribune Festival’s “On The Road” series, titled “Health Care.” The daylong symposium will cover major issues in health care policy in Texas and will include discussions about the Affordable Care Act, women’s health, cost containment and the impact of technological innovation on medicine. The event will take place April 25 at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. In addition to several LBJ School alumni who will be speaking on panels, LBJ School Professor David Warner, a health care policy expert, will be moderating a panel on cost containment.

April 9, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

'Dillo Cup 2013

March 22, 2013 - News

We asked Freshman State Representative Gene Wu to share his thoughts on the greatest policy challenges facing Texas and the U.S. and his inspiration for running for office in this alumni spotlight Q&A.

March 19, 2013 - News

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke twice at the LBJ School of Public Affairs on March 18 on a variety of topics ranging from the anniversary of the start of the Iraq war, to leadership, education, health care and international development.

March 13, 2013 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will host a workshop on "Reinventing Diplomacy" May 10-11.  The purpose of the workshop will be to commission a set of clear and focused case studies of instances of successful international diplomacy.

March 1, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 7:00pm

Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State, will be speaking at The University of Texas at Austin on March 18. In her remarks, Dr. Rice will discuss leadership in a changing world. The event is co-hosted by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and the LBJ Presidential Library.

February 27, 2013 - News

In February, Texans Care for Children, a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group, published a report titled “Solutions to Our Texas Challenge: 30 Ways to Build a Better Future for Kids and Our State.” Some analysis in the report is from a 2011 Policy Research Project (PRP) directed by Associate Professor of Public Affairs Pat Wong.

February 26, 2013 - News

For over a year, 17 LBJ School student researchers spent over 900 hours collecting more than 1 million data points on how Members of Congress use social media. To their surprise, they discovered that these elected officials used social media most often to publicize their positions on policy issues, not for self-promotion, campaigning or media appearances, as the researchers originally thought.

February 25, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 12:15pm

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will welcome Dr. Dan Schueftan, Director of the National Security Studies Center at the University of Haifa Israel, on March 6 at 12:15 PM in SRH 3.122 for a talk titled “The Middle East in Transition: Implications for the US and Israel.” Lunch will be provided.

February 25, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 12:15pm

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will welcome Dr. Dan Schueftan, Director of the National Security Studies Center at the University of Haifa Israel, on March 5 at 12:15 PM in SRH 3.122 for a talk titled “The Middle East in Transition: Implications for the US and Israel.” Lunch will be provided.

February 21, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Friday, March 8, 2013 - 2:00pm

Acting Under Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller, the government’s chief arms control negotiator and Senior Advisor to the President and Secretary of State on arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament policy, will lead a roundtable discussion on nuclear policy for the 21st century and the tools that will be needed along the way. The event will take place on March 8 at 2 PM in SRH 3.384 located at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. 

February 18, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Friday, March 22, 2013 - 5:00pm - Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 11:00am

2013 Alumni Reunion Weekend and Distinguished Public Service Award Ceremony

February 15, 2013 - News

Alumnus Robert N. Campbell, III (MPAff '73) awarded the Lyndon Johnson School of Public Affairs Alumni Association's Distinguished Public Service Award.

February 14, 2013 - News

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 14, 2013 -- In commemoration of Barbara Jordan Freedom Week, a gallery showcasing Barbara Jordan’s life will be on display in the rotunda of the Texas State Capitol Building. The week of Feb. 20-26 was established as Barbara Jordan Freedom Week by the 2011 Texas Senate.

February 14, 2013 - News

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 14, 2013 — A research project on solar power led by Varun Rai, assistant professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for a grant award as part of the Energy Department's SunShot Initiative.

February 8, 2013 - News

Through research, public events and faculty expertise, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, it's faculty and student researchers, continue to inform public dialogue on some of the most pressing issues of the 83rd Texas State Legislature.

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