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LBJ School launches virtual series, 'LBJ In the Arena,' to explore public policy’s critical role in dealing with COVID-19

In recent weeks, the way Americans live, work, learn and govern has been reshaped by COVID-19. In response, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, one of the country's leading centers for public policy scholarship, will convene "LBJ In the Arena," an eight-week virtual event series exploring the impact of COVID-19 on our communities, starting April 1, 2020.

March 26, 2020

LBJ School launches virtual series, 'LBJ In the Arena,' to explore public policy’s critical role in dealing with COVID-19

In recent weeks, the way Americans live, work, learn and govern has been reshaped by COVID-19. In response, the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, one of the country's leading centers for public policy scholarship, will convene "LBJ In the Arena," an eight-week virtual event series exploring the impact of COVID-19 on our communities, starting April 1, 2020.

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March 23, 2020

What the Government Needs to Do Next

"Tax rebates, tax cuts and business bailouts will not solve this crisis," argues conomist and LBJ Professor James Galbraith of the U.S. government response to the COVID-19 emergency.

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March 20, 2020

LBJ Forums 'Genius for Good,' 'Humanity: It's Time' postponed until Fall 2020

The LBJ School of Public Affairs is postponing its LBJ 50th Anniversary Forums, "Genius for Good," previously scheduled for March 11, and "Humanity: It's Time," previously scheduled for April 30, until Fall 2020.

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LBJ School 50th Anniversary logo
March 17, 2020

LBJ School: COVID-19 updates

The LBJ School is following all directives from The University of Texas at Austin regarding operations regarding COVID-19, with only essential personnel expected to work on campus. All other personnel will be working remotely. UT students are currently on spring break, and classes will resume on March 30.

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Graphic: COVID-19 Updates
March 17, 2020

USNWR 2021 Grad School Rankings: LBJ School ranks #8

The LBJ School of Public Affairs ranks No. 9 in graduate public affairs schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's (USNWR) 2021 edition of "Best Graduate Schools." 

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LBJ50 logo on school window along with U.S. News & World Report ranking badge
March 6, 2020

LBJ Forum 'Genius for Good' postponed until September 2020

The LBJ School of Public Affairs is postponing one of its LBJ 50th Anniversary Forums, 'Genius for Good,' previously scheduled for March 11, until mid-September 2020.

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LBJ School 50th Anniversary logo
March 6, 2020

Second-round application deadline for Fall 2020 entry is March 15

The second application deadline for the 2020–21 academic year at the LBJ School of Public Affairs is March 15. Here's an overview of the LBJ School's programs and application requirements.

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The incoming LBJ School class celebrates the 2019 Gone to Texas
February 27, 2020

LBJ School launches inaugural bipartisan campaign school for women

The LBJ School of Public Affairs has launched the LBJ Women's Campaign School, a new initiative training mid-career professional women how to run for office or manage a political campaign. This multiday program is scheduled for June 9–13, 2020 at The University of Texas at Austin. It will bring together top political experts from across the nation to lead an immersive training program on topics including media relations, public speaking, fundraising and more.

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LBJ Women's Campaign School logo on top of photos (clockwise): Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto talking with a group of women, Luci Baines Johnson with young women, a group of young women on a panel, women in the U.S. Senate
February 13, 2020

Bill Shute named Executive Director of LBJ Washington Center

Bill Shute, interim director of the LBJ Washington Center and former vice chancellor of federal relations with The University of Texas System, has agreed to stay on as executive director of the Center, it was announced by Angela Evans, dean of the LBJ School. Robin Boone becomes associate director, responsible for day-to-day activities, special events and expansion of the DC program.

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February 11, 2020

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto named LBJ School's inaugural Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement

Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto has been appointed the inaugural Assistant Dean for Civic Engagement at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, LBJ School Dean Angela Evans announced today.

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Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto with other participants in the DACA policy briefing on Sept. 10, 2019