“I’m thriving,” says LBJ DC student Da’Shon Carr

Carr isn’t new to Washington, but she’s having a new experience in the city she once called home thanks to a supportive network and courses that offer immediate real-world application “Coming back to DC this time around six years later, I feel like a completely different person,” said Da’Shon Carr, a public affairs graduate student in the DC Concentration. “I’m thriving here. I love it here.” Pelosi_Carr.jpg Da’Shon moved to Washington DC in May 2022 to complete her Master of Public Affairs degree. It was her second time moving to the city. “My undergrad is what got me interested in federal

August 12, 2022
July 26, 2022

Become a federal policy leader in Washington DC

The LBJ School offers two pathways to policy leadership in our nation’s capital: the first is a 15-month DC Concentration within the MPAff and MGPS degree programs, and the second is the option to study foreign policy in DC for one semester.

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July 12, 2022

Experience federal policy immersion at LBJ's Washington Center

After a decade of experience in state and local government, government affairs professional Eric Bustos packed his bags to live, study and work in the nation’s capital. Read More
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July 11, 2022

"LBJ DC has been the best choice for me."

Sarah Morningred has long dreamt of working for the federal government. She says the LBJ Washington Center has been a front door to opportunities in the nation’s capital.  Read More
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July 5, 2022

2022 Policy Apprenticeships

The seventh cohort of graduate students in the LBJ School of Public Affairs's unique and accelerated DC Concentration have begun their Policy Apprenticeships in Washington, DC!

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Collage of 14 headshots with the LBJ Washington Center logo. text: DC Concentration 2021-2022
July 1, 2022

“I’m thriving,” says LBJ DC student Da’Shon Carr

Carr isn’t new to Washington, but she’s having a new experience in the city she once called home thanks to a supportive network and courses that offer immediate real-world application 


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May 4, 2022

President Biden Taps Nationally Renowned Criminal Justice Researcher Nancy La Vigne to Lead National Institute of Justice

LBJ School alumna Nancy La Vigne ('91), was appointed by President Biden as the director of the National Institute of Justice, which is a part of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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March 29, 2022

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits LBJ School at UT Austin

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stopped by the LBJ School at The University of Texas at Austin during her visit to Texas in late March. She spent a significant amount of time with 30 public policy students, including several who will study in the nation's capital during their summer and fall semesters at the school's Washington, DC, campus.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Luci Baines Johnson, LBJ Dean JR DeShazo and students, March 22, 2022
March 22, 2022

65 women leaders comprise LBJ Women's Campaign School incoming class

Today, the LBJ Women's Campaign School announced the 65 women who will form its third incoming class. The LBJ Women's Campaign School is a nonpartisan, issue-neutral program that trains women who want to run for elected office or become campaign managers, regardless of political party. The program brings together top political experts from across the nation to lead an immersive training program on topics including media relations, public speaking, fundraising, grassroots organizing and more. The program kicks off in Austin on April 29-30, with monthly virtual through November. Through the eight-month program, these women will gain an insider network, professional mentorship, and the skills they need to win.

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LBJ School Cohort 3 (2022)
February 25, 2022

LBJ alumni on the ballot in 2022

A number of LBJ School alumni are running in primary contests for state and local office in 2022. One is a voting rights activist running to become the nation's first black female governor, three are incumbents seeking reelection, all of them have diverse professional backgrounds, and with this foray into public service they are carrying forth the LBJ legacy.

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LBJ alumni running for office in 2022