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December 9, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

This event has been canceled. An online webinar will be available soon -- please watch your e-mail for details.

December 9, 2013 - News

The Distinguished Public Service Award (DPSA) is the highest honor the LBJ School of Public Affairs bestows on its graduates and is reserved for those who go above and beyond in their leadership commitment to public service. This year, the LBJ School is pleased to announce David Berteau (MPAff ’81) as the recipient of the 2013 DPSA.

December 2, 2013 - News

Students looking to gain a wider audience for their research can submit it to the LBJ Journal, one of the oldest student-run public policy journals in the nation. Starting this year, the LBJ Journal will be published exclusively as an e-journal at

November 4, 2013 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs is celebrating the launch of the redesigned Baines Report as the School’s officially sponsored, student-led policy opinion publication.

The new webpage has a streamlined layout and an enhanced focus on social and digital media. The Baines Report now publishes opinion pieces, blogs and podcasts.

October 31, 2013 - News

On Nov. 19, 2013 , the LBJ School will present “Between Covers: An Annual Celebration of LBJ School Research,” honoring faculty and students who have published and edited books, articles and policy research reports over the past year. The event will take place in the LBJ School first floor lobby from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.

October 28, 2013 - News

The LBJ Presidential Library is holding an essay contest for Texas 12th graders to mark the Civil Rights Act of 1964 signed by President Johnson almost 50 years ago. 

October 16, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Monday, November 4, 2013 - 9:00am - Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 3:00pm

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will host a two-day conference on the fate of the Eurozone on Nov. 4 and 5. “Can the Eurozone Be Saved?” will convene European political leaders and policy experts to examine alternative policies to keep the Eurozone intact. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. This event will take place at the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Bass Lecture Hall located on The University of Texas at Austin campus.

October 11, 2013 - News

Amid growing public frustration over congressional gridlock, a LBJ School new report is recommending a number of reforms with the goal of improving congressional procedures and encouraging compromise.

“‘Reclamation of the U.S. Congress goes beyond merely restating contemporary dissatisfactions with Washington to provide a detailed analysis of potential congressional reform proposals — both in terms of historical context and in recognition of contemporary political influences,” said Clinical Professor Angela Evans, who led the project for the LBJ School and, before that, spent 30 years at the Congressional Research Service where she served as deputy director.

October 7, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Austin Area Alumni Chapter Monthly Happy Hour -- Charity Drive for Austin Children's Shelter

October 4, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Friday, October 25, 2013 - 9:00am

The LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Center for Politics and Governance will present Reimagining Cities: Building Resiliency", a full-day symposium on challenges facing American cities and forward-thinking approaches for success in the future on Oct. 25.

October 4, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 5:30pm

Susana Martinez, Governor of the State of New Mexico and first Latina Governor in U.S. history, will speak at the LBJ School on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 5:30 PM.

This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register, visit:

October 3, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 12:15pm

Celia Sandys, granddaughter of Winston Churchill, will speak at the LBJ School on Monday, Oct. 28, at 12:15 PM. The title of her talk is "The Power of Words: The Inspiring Leadership of Winston Churchill." RSVP at

October 1, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 11:30am - 2:30pm

The Austin Area Alumni Chapter invites you to the annual Alumni Tailgating event at the LBJ School.

October 1, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

November happy hour with the Austin Area Alumni Chapter.

October 1, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Monthly happy hour inaugural event for Austin-area alumni.

September 19, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Friday, October 11, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Dean Robert Hutchings, Associate Dean Chandler Stolp, Professor Angela Evans and Dr. Ken Matwiczak invite you to join them for an informal happy hour at the L'Enfant Plaza Hotel Bar.

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