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USNWR 2019 Grad School Rankings: LBJ School Ranks #9

The LBJ School of Public Affairs ranks No. 9 in graduate public affairs schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s (USNWR) 2019 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.”

News April 3, 2018

Soledad O’Brien to Deliver the 2018 LBJ School Commencement Address

Soledad O’Brien, award-winning journalist, author and philanthropist, will deliver the commencement address to the 2018 graduating class of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

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News April 2, 2018

Policy on Purpose: Immigration Expert Ruth Wasem Breaks Down ‘Four Pillars’ of Trump’s Immigration Policy

“Now, I think we need major improvements to border security. I'm not saying we don't infuse a lot of public money into border security. But the first place I would put that is in infrastructure at the ports of entry.” —Ruth Wasem Earlier this year, President Donald Trump used his State of the Union

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News March 28, 2018

Donald Kettl Named Academic Director of the LBJ Washington Center

Donald Kettl, former dean and a professor of public policy at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, has been appointed to the faculty of the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition to his appointment as tenured professor, Kettl will also serve as Academic Director of the LBJ Washington Center, dividing his time between Washington and Austin.

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Media Mention March 28, 2018
Do Women Candidates Have An Advantage In 2018?

The answer appears to be yes. LBJ Professor Victoria DeFrancesco Soto discusses on NPR.

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Media Mention March 28, 2018
Problems inherent in citizenship census question

The Commerce Department said Monday that the 2020 U.S. Census would include a question about citizenship status, a decision prompting several states to threaten to sue the Trump administration. Victoria DeFrancesco Soto joins Morning Joe to discuss.

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Media Mention March 27, 2018
Donald Trump is making an appalling mess of our government and John Bolton is Exhibit A

The attacks on the 'administrative state' or 'permanent government' are attacks on democracy itself, and John Bolton is Donald Trump's latest offensive, says Robert Hutchings. 

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News April 18, 2018
Innovation Bound - The Annual Celebration of LBJ School Policy Research to be held April 30, 2018; Special Student Poster Session Added to Day’s Research Tribute

Innovation Bound - The Annual Celebration of LBJ School Policy Research to be held April 30, 2018; Special Student Poster Session Added to Day’s Research Tribute

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News April 10, 2018
LBJ Faculty Fellow, Dell Med Professor testifies before U.S. House Hunger Caucus on food insecurity

On Tuesday, April 10, Dr. Michael Hole, a faculty fellow at the LBJ School’s Center for Health and Social Policy and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Population Health at Dell Medical School, testified before the U.S. House Hunger Caucus on tackling child food insecurity to improve health and reduce economic costs.

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News April 10, 2018
Policy on Purpose: Former HUD Secretary Castro Talks Fair Housing, 50 Years Later

This year marks the 50th anniversary since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act, which prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin or gender. As former secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, The Honorable Julián Castro knows as well as anyone some of the most pertinent challenges America faces today.

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