The LBJ School In the Arena
Public policy is a call to service that requires commitment, creativity, courage and a passion to innovate and help shape the world. The LBJ School was founded in 1970 to harness that passion for service and to foster better governance, better leadership and better cooperation. It broke new ground with an approach combining theory with practice, preparing students to create real change in communities from the local level to the global.
Fifty years later, the LBJ School is a leader in its programs, its research and its impact on policy decisions. LBJ's students, alumni and faculty create new approaches, breach barriers, push boundaries and fight against entrenchment and dysfunction.
Students In the Arena
LBJ School students get out in the field, from Capitol Hill and international NGOs to nonprofits helping communities cope with disasters and populations exploring innovative solutions to sustain and develop their futures.
Alumni In the Arena
LBJ alumni lead in local, state, national and international government, nonprofits and the corporate sector as well as in think tanks and academia, applying their education and experience to affect change and mentor those coming after them.
Faculty In the Arena
LBJ faculty, some of the most distinguished scholars and practitioners in their fields, combine teaching with cutting-edge research and advise policymakers, offer expertise on issues and train students to work in the broad policy environment.