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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.

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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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

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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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
December 3, 2019

Time to apply: First-round application deadline for Fall 2020 entry is Dec. 15

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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The incoming LBJ School class celebrates the 2019 Gone to Texas
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 and the media. McRaven recounts two recent events that honored military and intelligence colleagues who sacrificed and put themselves on the line to defend the values of this country — and his concern over how the current commander-in-chief is affecting those values.

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