Month: October 2013

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 together and discuss the future of conservation and sustainability to a place where those with a subtle or even undisclosed environmental sense can collaborate in an effort to make a profit through “greening up” their businesses. This year, likely due to a growing number...

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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 places in the world that could rival Austin was Berlin, and there just so happens to be a world-class policy school there. I’ve traded tailgating for Oktoberfest, and Franklin barbecue for Turkish kebabs. The diversity of the Hertie School of Governance was the first...

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Letter from the Editors

On behalf of the Baines Report, we would like to welcome you to our new and improved website. The Baines Report is an online publication dedicated to promoting student op-eds and blogs, as well as multimedia features. The Report is governed by students of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin. Returning readers, viewers, and listeners will be pleased to find that all past content housed on the previous website is now available within the archives of the new site. We appreciate your interest in the Baines Report and look forward to...

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