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Cheap and Deadly High: Glue Sniffing in South Africa

I live in the middle of Cape Town – what is called City Centre – and I work about 10 kilometers away in the suburb of Claremont. The bus system doesn’t extend that far, so my mode of transportation is the MetroRail. Trains in Cape Town run on an unreliable schedule, often breaking down, getting […]

LBJ School Summer Internships

Welcome to the Texas Capitol

The opinions herein reflect those of the author and in no way represent those of the Legislative Budget Board of Texas. If you haven’t been to the Capitol yet, I urge you to visit. Built from 1882-1888 out of Texas pink[1] granite, it was the tallest building in America at the time. It loomed over […]


Carter: On Empathy and Leadership

At last week’s Civil Rights Summit, President Jimmy Carter frequently touched on the theme of empathy in leadership. “We meet with people who are outcasts in the world today,” he says about the Carter Center. In discussing the unfinished work of the civil rights movement, Carter mentioned those currently exploited and otherwise overlooked by society. […]

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Dr. Varoufakis on Birds of a Feather

It is clear that racism, sexism and classism are discriminatory practices that impose harm on specific groups of people. It is less clear how discriminatory mechanisms in society arise and how they change the behavior of certain groups. Dr. Yanis Varoufakis, visiting professor at the LBJ School, conducted research on discrimination using game theory laboratory […]

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Special Interview: Nina Munk on Jeffrey Sachs and the Millennium Villages Project

Stay in policy school long enough and you’ll notice the growing tendency to treat every problem as a four-dimensional Rubik’s cube just waiting for the right solution. Development studies, in particular, can often fall into the trap of trying to solve a macro phenomenon before fully understanding local economic and political conditions. This is a […]

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LBJ School Students Help Count Austin’s Homeless Population

While some students spend their Friday nights at bars, a group of LBJ School students recently spent theirs counting homeless people in South Austin. Twelve LBJ students braved the cold weather Friday, Jan. 24th to volunteer for the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition’s (ECHO) annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count. Students drove, walked, and hiked through South Austin […]

LBJ School Misc

Hutchings Delivers ‘State of the School’ Address

Dean Robert Hutchings met with a group of LBJ School students and faculty on Monday to discuss his vision for how the school can develop and grow over the coming years. Hutchings highlighted several main areas he has focused on during his time as dean: Washington, DC Campus. When Hutchings arrived at the LBJ School, […]

LBJ School Politics and Governance

The Great Society, Barry Goldwater Style

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Baines Johnson’s victory in the 1964 presidential election. Our school’s namesake won 44 states, leaving Republican challenger Barry Goldwater with only six. LBJ’s victory was one of our country’s most lopsided presidential elections—but many believe Goldwater’s defeat was also the most consequential loss in American history. The 1964 […]

LBJ School Misc

Dispatch from Berlin

It wasn’t an easy decision to spend my fall semester away from the LBJ School. My taste buds lamented the great barbecue I would be missing. And missing out on a whole season of Texas football seemed sacrilege (at least it did before they actually started playing). But I felt that one of the few […]

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The Johnson Treatment Takes the Field

Michael Gaudini reports on the LBJ School’s flag football season opener.