News Releases & Featured Events
August 31, 2010 - News
LBJ Assistant Professor Josh Busby's New Book 'Moral Movements and Foreign Policy' Heralded as 'Groundbreaking'
In his new book "Moral Movements and Foreign Policy" (Cambridge University Press, 2010), LBJ School Assistant Professor Josh Busby tackles several core questions about why some advocacy campaigns succeed when others fail and what conditions must be present to motivate states to accept commitments championed by principled advocacy movements.
August 30, 2010 - News
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs is welcoming four new faculty, a research fellow and a new Diplomat-in-Residence for the 2010-2011 academic year.
August 30, 2010 - News
LBJ School Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch Honored as Outstanding Juvenile Justice Advocate of the Year
LBJ School Senior Lecturer Michele Deitch was honored with the Juvenile Justice Advocate of the Year award from the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition (TCJC) during the 26th Annual TYC Youth Community Connections Conference on June 13.
August 26, 2010 - News
The LBJ School of Public Affairs has opened its doors to a new class of incoming students who come to Austin from locations around the world, representing 25 states in the U.S. and nine countries, including Colombia, India, Iran, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Russia and the United Kingdom.
August 25, 2010 - News
Veronica Vargas Stidvent, Director of the LBJ School's Center for Politics and Governance, discusses why the traditional left-right political breakdown doesn't apply on immigration issues, the impact of undocumented workers on umeployment, and the influence and reform of birthright citizenship in the U.S.
August 24, 2010 - News
The University of Texas at Austin's KNOW news magazine profiles LBJ School Staffer Kristen Hotopp.
August 23, 2010 - News
LBJ School Professor and Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker Paul Stekler Named Chair of Radio-Television-Film Department
August 18, 2010 - News
August 13, 2010 - News
August 11, 2010 - News
LBJ School Announces Two New Dual Degree Programs Combining Public Affairs, Global Policy Studies and Public Health
August 10, 2010 - News
">The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will present “The 2010 International Conference on Aging in the Americas” (CAA), on September 15-17, 2010 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center at The University of Texas at Austin campus. The 2010 Conference, scheduled during National Hispanic Heritage Month, is the fourth installment in the Conference Series on Aging in the Americas, a successful series of meetings on aging in the Hispanic population established in 2001 at The University of Texas at Austin. This year’s conference will focus on the topic “Issues of Disability, Care-giving, and Long-term Care Policy.”
August 10, 2010 - News
The LBJ School Maymester-type course, Governance Challenges in southern Africa, strives to bring home this adage by giving Master of Global Policy Studies (MGPS) and Master of Public Affairs (MPAff) program students an opportunity to study, survey and understand the problems facing southern Africa today.
August 2, 2010 - Event
Event Date: Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
LBJ School Austin Alumni Association welcomes all alumni, faculty and students to a celebration kicking off the new school year
July 20, 2010 - News
Robert Hutchings, dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named to the Executive Committee for the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) as an At-Large member.
July 14, 2010 - News
Fifty students from Central Texas high schools arrived at The University of Texas at Austin on July 18, to begin an intensive four-day leadership academy designed to give them the skills to address the needs of the next generation, including a growing Hispanic population that has become the largest and youngest minority group in the United States.
July 13, 2010 - News
The 2010 LBJ School Summer Speaker Series in Washington D.C. is sponsored by the Washington Area LBJ School Alumni Chapter (WALSAC) and The Archer Center. The Summer Speaker Series features five weeks of prominent invited guest speakers who engage students and alumni from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, as well as University of Texas at Austin students, alumni, and friends on issues of domestic and international policy.
July 8, 2010 - Event
Event Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Washington D.C. area alumni invite LBJ School alumni, faculty, current students and their guests to a small policy dinner on July 20. The theme of this policy dinner will be "Teacher Incentives/Race to the Top."
No preparation is necessary but videos and clippings will be provided before each dinner.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
July 7, 2010 - News
LBJ School and Journalism Dual Degree Student Publishes Short Documentary on The KIPP Austin College Prep School
Axel Gerdau, a dual degree student in the Master of Public Affairs program at the LBJ School and The School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin, recently published a short documentary on the Reporting Texas web site focusing on the Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP), a nation-wide national network of free, open-enrollment college prepatory public schools for underserved communities which began in Houston, Texas, in 1994.
July 5, 2010 - News
LBJ School Professor Travels Across Europe, Russia Providing Insight Into the Global Economic Crisis and America's Role
LBJ School Professor James K. Galbraith spent the summer months traveling across Europe and Russia, meeting with officials, lecturing at Universities and testifying about the state of the global economy and the economic crisis.
July 2, 2010 - News
LBJ School Professor James K. Galbraith Speaks to the OECD About Global Inequality Over the Last 50 Years
LBJ School Professor James K. Galbraith traveled to France to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) in June to speak about the movement of global inequality over the last 50 years and in the wake of the ecomic crisis.