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LBJ opportunities for DC Concentration student writers

DC Concentration students have a wealth of opportunities during their year studying in Austin to explore policy challenges and delve into issues. The 2019 LBJ DC Fellows took full advantage, including writing for the Center for Health and Social Policy's PERSPECTIVES blog and The Baines Report , which is run by LBJ students.

August 19, 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
August 8, 2019

LBJ opportunities for DC Concentration student writers

DC Concentration students have a wealth of opportunities during their year studying in Austin to explore policy challenges and delve into issues. The 2019 LBJ DC Fellows took full advantage, including writing for the Center for Health and Social Policy's PERSPECTIVES blog and The Baines Report, which is run by LBJ students.

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Close up photo of a typewriter
July 8, 2019

LBJ School announces new leadership at LBJ Washington Center

Bill Shute, former vice chancellor of federal relations with The University of Texas System, will serve as interim director of the LBJ Washington Center, effective today, July 8, 2019. It was announced by Angela Evans, dean of the LBJ School.

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LBJ Washington Center logo
July 3, 2019

Trump and his advisers are probably wrong about what foreign policy Americans want

LBJ Associate Professor Joshua Busby joins Dina Smeltz of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Jordan Tama of the School of International Service at American University in a column about their 2018 study, which fou

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July 2, 2019

Presidential debates should inform, not entertain, the voters

The #DemDebates were great for television. Were they good for democracy?

Dean Angela Evans of the LBJ School explains how changing the debate format could better inform voters. 

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Screen shot of the first Democratic presidential debate in June 2019
June 28, 2019

LBJ Associate Dean Varun Rai named a 2019 Young Alumni Achiever by IIT Kharagpur

Dr. Varun Rai, associate dean for research at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and director of the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin, has been honored with a 2019 Young Alumni Achiever Award by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT). The award recognizes alumni age 40 and under for their creativity, innovation and success in their chosen fields of study and work.

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Dr. Varun Rai, associate dean for research at the LBJ School, director of the Energy Institute
June 17, 2019

2019–20 LBJ Mentorship Program registration now open

We are excited to invite you to participate in the 2019–20 LBJ School Mentorship Program, which provides LBJ students with an opportunity to be coached by an alum who works in the industry or policy area in which the student has an interest.

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LBJ School Mentorship Program 2019-20
June 7, 2019

LBJ dean's reception brings together alumni, 2019 DC Fellows in nation's capital

On June 6, the LBJ School and LBJ Washington Center hosted the Dean's Annual DC Alumni Reception. The event gives LBJ alumni living in our nation's capital an opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni, LBJ faculty and staff, and friends of the school, and to welcome the 2019 LBJ DC Fellows. It is also a time to celebrate the accomplishments of members of the LBJ Washington Center community.

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Angela Evans welcomes alumni and the 2019 DC Fellows
June 4, 2019

Countering China’s security state: A bipartisan approach

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, joined several scholars and experts in China policy studies to debate a bipartisan approach to countering China’s technologies of repression and influence during a one-day conference in Washington, DC. The event was sponsored by the Robert Strauss Center and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin and the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC). Joshua Eisenman, a professor of public affairs at the LBJ School, distinguished scholar with the Strauss Center and a senior fellow for China studies at AFPC, was the main conference organizer.

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Map of China with flag overlay
May 30, 2019

Innovation Bound, the annual celebration of LBJ School policy research

Core to the LBJ School's mission is "getting it done" — developing solutions to policy problems through scholarship and public discourse. Every year, faculty and students take on research that melds the theoretical and the practical, exploring the world through hands-on field work and data analysis to address issues critical to the health of American democracy and global society. Innovation Bound celebrates the impact, quality and range of the published works of our distinguished scholars.

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Innovation Bound 2019 poster