Energy & Environmental Policy

Dr. Sheila Olmstead On Prop 6

In November 2013, voters from around Texas overwhelmingly approved a referendum that would allocate $2 billion from the state’s Economic Stabilization (Rainy Day) Fund to start water projects already included in the Texas Water Development Board’s State Water Plan. Many interested parties, including legislators and environmental groups, believe that the real work lies ahead. Where is this money going […]

Economics & Trade Policy Global Policy Studies & International Security LBJ School Multimedia

Can the Eurozone Be Saved? The World Should Certainly Hope So

The prevailing monetary policy of unremitting austerity throughout Europe, being championed most notably by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, was recently put to task by some of the most important minds in international economics at a two-day conference hosted by the LBJ School. LBJ’s own Dr. James Galbraith was instrumental in organizing the conference and bringing […]

Energy & Environmental Policy Philanthropy & Non-Profit Organizations Technology Policy

SXSW Eco Wrap

Much like the music, film and interactive iterations of the conference, SXSW Eco attempts to bring together like-minded thinkers from just about every corner of a specific realm – this one being the environmental. Now in its third year, the Eco conference seems to be making the transition from a platform for innovators to get […]

Global Policy Studies & International Security Multimedia Philanthropy & Non-Profit Organizations

Podcast Interview with New Strauss Center Director Bobby Chesney

Host Andy Uhler interviews the incoming director of the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, UT Law professor Bobby Chesney. [soundcloud url=”″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

Politics and Governance

Senator Ted Cruz Opens Tx Tribune Fest

The AT&T Conference Center on the UT Campus was packed to the gills Friday evening for the first keynote speaker of the 2013 Texas Tribune Festival: US Senator Ted Cruz. There was a line of more than 50 pissed-off donors, patrons, students, and at least one journalist waiting to get into the conference room in […]

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