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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.

February 8, 2013 - News

The 83rd Texas State Legislature is in full swing and while the state budget, education finance and redistricting are set to be the most pressing issues that the legislature will tackle, myriad of other issues are likely to come before the session. Faculty experts from the LBJ School of Public Affairs are available to discuss policy and political issues from a variety of perspectives.

February 6, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 5:30pm

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will speak at a public lecture at the LBJ School of Public Affairs on Feb. 13 at 5:30 PM. The title of his talk is “Unlimited Opportunity for Homegrown Energy.” The Secretary will touch on the current state of the biofuel and renewable energy industries, the promise of advanced biofuels, ongoing research in renewable energy technology and the unlimited opportunity of the biobased economy for rural communities. This event is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register for this event, visit: http://tomvilsack.eventbrite.com

January 30, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 12:15pm

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 30, 2013 – Former Two-Term Mayor of Atlanta Shirley Franklin will deliver the opening keynote address at the 17th Annual Barbara Jordan Forum luncheon on Feb. 19 at 12:15 PM, the kickoff to a week of student-led activities honoring former Congresswoman and LBJ School Professor Barbara Jordan. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register, visit: http://barbarajordanforum2013.eventbrite.com/

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