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LBJ School of Public Affairs marks 50th anniversary with special programs in 2020

In 2020, the Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will turn 50, marking a half-century since one of the most action-oriented policy presidents in American history declared his intention to educate new generations of young people to become bold "thinkers and doers." During the landmark anniversary year, the LBJ School will present three daylong programs that spotlight contemporary, high-profile voices known for their imaginative and thoughtful leadership in their chosen arenas.

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
February 10, 2020

LBJ Professor Ruth Wasem joins the Bipartisan Policy Center as a fellow

The Bipartisan Policy Center today announced that Ruth Wasem, professor of public policy practice at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, is joining the organization as a fellow with the Immigration Project. As a fellow, Wasem will be working alongside BPC’s immigration experts providing meaningful analysis and insights into current immigration issues and challenges and creating pragmatic, bipartisan immigration policy recommendations.

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LBJ School Professor Ruth Wasem during the 2019 NASPAA Simulation
February 3, 2020

LBJ School announces first participants in 'Genius for Good' forum celebrating 50th anniversary

The Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to announce the initial slate of participants for Genius for Good on March 11, 2020 — the first signature LBJ Forum in a yearlong series of events celebrating the School's half-century "In the Arena." This LBJ Forum will challenge and inspire emerging generations of leaders about the exciting future they can help lead with innovation, think-big public policy and fundamental notions of "the public good."

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LBJ School 50th Anniversary logo
January 31, 2020

LBJ student Amy Kroll named to the 2020 class of Presidential Leadership Scholars

The Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program has announced that Amy Kroll, a second-year MPAff student at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, is among the 60 Scholars chosen for the program's sixth annual class. PLS serves as a catalyst for a diverse network of leaders brought together to collaborate and make a difference in the world as they learn about leadership through the lens of the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson.

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LBJ MPAff student Amy Kroll, founder and executive director, LBJ Women's Campaign School
January 13, 2020

Australia's fires have devastated millions of acres. What's the political damage?

"Australia has been burning for more than two months," write Joshua Busby and Matto Mildenberger in the Washington Post.

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December 16, 2019

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
December 16, 2019

LBJ School of Public Affairs marks 50th anniversary with special programs in 2020

In 2020, the Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will turn 50, marking a half-century since one of the most action-oriented policy presidents in American history declared his intention to educate new generations of young people to become bold "thinkers and doers." During the landmark anniversary year, the LBJ School will present three daylong programs that spotlight contemporary, high-profile voices known for their imaginative and thoughtful leadership in their chosen arenas.

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LBJ School 50th Anniversary logo
December 10, 2019

Washington Center graduates LBJ DC Fellows class of 2019

The fourth cohort of students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs DC Concentration graduated on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the LBJ Washington Center. Dean Angela Evans and LBJ Washington Center Interim Director William Shute addressed the intimate ceremony for family and friends.

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December 4, 2019

LBJ Washington Center graduates DC Fellows class of 2019

The fourth cohort of students from the LBJ School of Public Affairs DC Concentration graduated on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the LBJ Washington Center. Dean Angela Evans and LBJ Washington Center Interim Director William Shute addressed the intimate ceremony for family and friends.

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2019 LBJ DC Fellows at Graduation