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Application deadline for Fall 2021 entry is MARCH 15 — how to apply

Entering the public policy arena takes courage, creativity and drive. 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. Join our community of change-makers. The final application deadline for Fall 2021 entry is March 15.

February 25, 2021

'An America As Good As Promised:' 24th annual forum honors Barbara Jordan’s life and legacy

Students at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs will pay tribute to the life and work of the trailblazing former congresswoman in the 24th annual Barbara Jordan National Forum (BJNF).

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Barbara Jordan National Forum 2021: An America as Good as Promised
February 25, 2021

Attracting millennial audiences to arts organizations requires diverse strategies, LBJ's Ostrower finds

In her third report for The Wallace Foundation, LBJ Professor Francie Ostrower finds that arts organizations need to employ more than a one-size-fits-all approach to build millennial audiences.

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Francie Ostrower and the cover of her Wallace Foundation report on Millennials and arts orgs
February 24, 2021

Military spouse seeks to change landscape for women in politics

"A new training program is empowering women to gain the skills needed to enter the political arena.

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January 29, 2021

Application deadline for Fall 2021 entry is MARCH 15 — how to apply

Entering the public policy arena takes courage, creativity and drive. 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. Join our community of change-makers. The final application deadline for Fall 2021 entry is March 15. 

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Gone to Texas 2015: An LBJ student wears a UT T-shirt reading "What starts here changes the world."
January 19, 2021

Virtual Admissions Webinars

The LBJ School begins accepting applications each September, with the priority funding deadline Dec. 15. Read on for helpful recorded webinars, student videos and more, to help you put your best foot forward in the application process.

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2019 NASPAA Simulation — Team LBJ with Professors Ruth Wasem (far left) and Victoria DeFrancesco Soto (far right)
December 15, 2020

'The students genuinely enjoy talking to and learning from each other': New LBJ faculty reflect on fall semester

The LBJ School of Public Affairs welcomed three distinguished new faculty appointments during the 2020–21 academic year: Dr. Bianca Adair, Resident Intelligence Officer, specializing in intelligence and national security; Dr. Patrick Bixler, an assistant professor focusing on environmental resources, urban policy and sustainability science; and Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens, an associate professor whose expertise is East Asia, authoritarian politics and American national security policy.

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Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens
December 8, 2020

LBJ Washington Center graduates DC Fellows class of 2020

On Dec. 5, the LBJ Washington Center celebrated its fifth class of fall 2020 graduates in hybrid graduation ceremony.

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The 2020 cohort of LBJ DC Fellows on the steps of the U.S. Capitol
December 2, 2020

Women in Global Leadership

This week we welcomed Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of New America and the Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor Emerita of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University. Dr. Slaughter is the first woman to serve as director of policy planning for the United States Department of State (2009–11) and served as dean of Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs (2002–09). She was joined by LBJ School Associate Professor Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens to discuss her barrier-breaking career and what she's learned about leadership from working in top roles in government, academia and the private sector.

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LBJ In the Arena, Dec. 2, 2020 — Women in Global Leadership, with Anne-Marie Slaughter
November 18, 2020

'LBJ students never cease to amaze me': New LBJ faculty reflect on fall semester

The LBJ School of Public Affairs welcomed three distinguished new faculty appointments during the 2020–21 academic year: Dr. Bianca Adair, Resident Intelligence Officer, specializing in intelligence and national security; Dr. Patrick Bixler, an assistant professor focusing on environmental resources, urban policy and sustainability science; and Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens, an associate professor whose expertise is East Asia, authoritarian politics and American national security policy.

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New LBJ faculty, 2020–21: Bianca Adair; Patrick Bixler; Sheena Greitens
November 18, 2020

The AI Conundrum

All agree that artificial intelligence will continue to transform human life in the 21st century. But whether that transformation will be for good or ill — or both — relies heavily on decisions made by humans. On this week's LBJ In the Arena, theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur Dr. Vivienne Ming (a multiple Ph.D. who prefers the labels "self-appointed do-gooder" and "mad scientist") summed up the AI conundrum, and offered a roadmap for leaders shaping its course. Dr. Ming was in conversation with Dr. Varun Rai, LBJ School Associate Dean for Research and the director of the Energy Institute at The University of Texas.

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LBJ In the Arena, Nov. 18, 2020 — The AI Conundrum