News Category: LBJ School

LBJ School presents 50th Forum: 'In the Arena: Defining a New Destiny'

Oct. 15, 2020

On Monday, Oct. 12, the LBJ School of Public Affairs presented the first forum of its 50th anniversary celebration. The prime-time presentation, "In the Arena: Defining a New Destiny," featured some of today's most important thinkers and doers sharing their sense of purpose in the fight for racial justice and equity, and discussing the leadership and vision that can lead us forward. 

UT System chancellor discusses future of higher education at #LBJ50 event

Oct. 13, 2020

UT System Chancellor James B. Milliken discussed the future of higher education as part of a Monday forum celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. 

Honoring the legacy of LBJ

Oct. 12, 2020

PBS NewsHour talked about the LBJ School's 50th anniversary forums and played the video of four living former U.S. presidents reading from Lyndon Johnson's last public speech. 

LBJ School presents 50th Forum: 'In the Arena: The LBJ Era… to the Present'

Oct. 8, 2020

On Monday, Oct. 5, the LBJ School of Public Affairs presented the first forum of its 50th anniversary celebration. The prime-time presentation, "In the Arena: The LBJ Era… to the Present," featured some of today's most important thinkers and doers discussing how President Johnson's legacy of bold action inspired their work to fight for change on critical issues from racial justice and equality to health care, jobs and poverty.

#TBT: 50 years of educating the 'thinkers and doers' at the LBJ School

Oct. 1, 2020

"The impact of President Lyndon B. Johnson is greatly felt here in Central Texas. One of the most enduring parts of his legacy resides on The University of Texas at Austin campus. Fifty years ago this fall, the LBJ School of Public Affairs opened its doors to educate young people to become bold 'thinkers and doers.'"

Melinda Gates, Jamie Dimon, Darren Walker and others highlight LBJ School's 50th anniversary

Sept. 15, 2020

Fifty years ago this fall, the Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin opened its doors to educate young people to become bold "thinkers and doers." This October, to commemorate President Lyndon Johnson's founding vision and to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the LBJ School will present two virtual LBJ Forums showcasing prominent global leaders who personify LBJ's ideal and inspire the next generation to creatively take on the world’s most important challenges.

LBJ School of Public Affairs to celebrate 50th anniversary

Sept. 15, 2020

When the first 20 students were accepted to the newly minted Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs a half-century ago, the dean at the time said he wanted “problem solvers with peripheral vision.”