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Applications for Fall 2020 entry are OPEN. What you need to know

Public policy is a call to service that requires commitment, compassion, creativity, courage and a passion to help shape the world and make it better. The LBJ School, a top 10 public policy school, has a unique combination of spirit, purpose and will that will give you opportunities and show you how to make a difference.

November 13, 2019

Watch: Webinar - LBJ School DC Concentration Program Overview

Learn more about the LBJ School's DC concentration in this webinar with Bill Shute and Robin Presta Boone, the interim director and deputy director, respectively, of the LBJ Washington Center, and current DC concentration students. They talk about logistics, a course overview, experiential opportunities, application tips and tricks and more.

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DC Concentration Webinar Information
October 17, 2019

Opinion: Our republic is under attack from the president

In an op-ed for the New York Times, LBJ School Professor of National Security and retired four-star Admiral William McRaven argues that the United States may be in peril because of President Trump's actions, from assaults on the intelligence and law enforcement community to the State Department a

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October 16, 2019

Nuclear energy in space: nonproliferation risks and solutions

NASA is developing nuclear reactors for the surface of the moon and Mars, and it recently tested one using nuclear weapons-grade uranium, despite U.S. nonproliferation policy to eliminate civilian use of such material worldwide.

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NASA Kilopower reactor (https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/kilopower_media_event_charts_16x9_final.pdf)
October 15, 2019

LBJ School of Public Affairs launches professional development certificate

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs launched a two-semester professional development certificate program last month to help build career skills in students. 

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October 10, 2019

LBJ faculty talk future of public policy at 2019 NASPAA Conference

Several professors from the LBJ School of Public Affairs will lead conversations on innovations in public policy and emerging challenges involved in training students to build sustainable and inclusive democracies at the 2019 Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Annual Conference. The conference, "Reconstructing Governance for the Next 50 Years," will take place in Los Angeles Oct. 16-19, 2019.

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Eight LBJ School faculty who will be at NASPAA 2019: Jenny Knowles Morrison, Sherri Greenberg, Varun Rai, Dean Angela Evans, Kate Weaver, Don Kettl, Bill Shute, Victoria DeFrancesco Soto
September 23, 2019

Outstanding Alumni Awards: Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) and Rudy Metayer (EMPL '16) talk public service, citizenship, LBJ legacy

The LBJ School honored two of its extraordinary graduates on Friday, Sept. 20, presenting Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) with the Distinguished Public Service Award and Rudy Metayer (EMPL '16) with the Rising Leader Award in a reception that kicked off Alumni Weekend.

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Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98), recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Public Service Award, and Rudy Metayer (EMPL '16), recipient of the 2019 Rising Leader Award
September 18, 2019

LBJ DC Fellows find inspiration and empowerment at the CHCI 2019 Leadership Conference

At the invitation of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI), LBJ DC Concentration students were able to attend the CHCI 2019 Leadership Conference Sept. 10-11. The conference brings together "key partners and thought leaders& from a wide range of sectors and industries to examine critical issues affecting the Latino community and our nation." Four students reflect on their experience at the conference.

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LBJ DC Fellows at the CHCI 2019 Leadership Conference
September 16, 2019

Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) and Rudy Metayer (EMPL '16) to receive LBJ School outstanding alumni honors

Former Democratic nominee for Georgia governor Stacey Abrams and Plugerville city councilmember and community advocate Rudy Metayer will be honored as outstanding alumni of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin on Sept. 20.

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Stacey Abrams (MPAff '98) and Rudy Metayer (EMPL '16), recipients of the 2019 LBJ Outstanding Alumni Awards
September 4, 2019

Applications for Fall 2020 entry are OPEN. What you need to know

Public policy is a call to service that requires commitment, compassion, creativity, courage and a passion to help shape the world and make it better. The LBJ School, a top 10 public policy school, has a unique combination of spirit, purpose and will that will give you opportunities and show you how to make a difference. 

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Students from the 2019–20 LBJ cohort pose in a photo booth at Gone to Texas 2019
September 4, 2019

Application deadline for early funding is Dec. 15 — learn more

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

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Members of the LBJ 2019-20 cohort with the UT Tower in the background at Gone to Texas 2019