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May 20, 2013 - News

Five graduating Master of Public Affairs students traveled to Philadelphia in March to compete against teams from eight other policy schools in the Fels Institute of Government’s second annual Public Policy Challenge. Their proposal was to develop a mobile phone app called Route360, which displayed real-time information on all Austin transportation alternatives from biking to driving to taking the bus or light rail.

May 14, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

May 7, 2013 - News

President and CEO of CARE USA Helene Gayle will deliver the convocation address on Saturday, May 18, to the 2013 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

May 6, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

May 6, 2013 - Event

Event Date: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

May 3, 2013 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs will admit the first class of students for its new Executive Master in Public Leadership (EMPL) beginning in May 2014. This is the school’s first full degree program in executive education and the only program of its kind in Texas. Visit the EMPL website.

April 19, 2013 - News

The LBJ School of Public Affairs’ Washington, D.C. Program enters its third year with two summer graduate courses taught by nationally recognized practitioners as adjunct faculty.

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.

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