The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law is pleased to announce a call for application for the second annual Next Generation Scholars program, a unique research and mentorship program for University of Texas undergraduate students. This is a one-year program, beginning in September 2011, which will match each selected student with a Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar who will serve as a mentor to the student in the awarded year.  In addition, the student scholars will participate in the monthly lunches of the Strauss Center Distinguished Scholars and will receive a $500 stipend to use towards his or her own independent research, study abroad program, internship, or travel to a professional conference.  

We invite interested UT undergraduate students to submit applications for the Next Generation Scholars program. Students must plan to be registered UT undergraduate students during the academic year 2011-2012, and should have a GPA of at least 3.25. 

Applications are due Monday, March 21, 2011 and should include:

(1)    A detailed cover letter that explains your individual academic and professional interests and why you are interested in participating in the intellectual life of the Strauss Center, an interdisciplinary research center devoted to policy-relevant work related to issues of international security, global governance and law, socioeconomic and human development, technology, energy, and the environment.
(2)    Resume with your complete contact information (including email address and phone number)
(3)    One unofficial college transcript
(4)    Names and the contact information of two references (one of whom should be a faculty member who can speak to your academic abilities and potential).

Please submit nominations by Monday, March 21 to, subject line: Next Generation Scholars Program. For questions about the program, please contact Dr. Catherine Weaver

The Strauss Center Distinguished Scholars are:

Joshua Busby, Asst Professor, Public Affairs
Expertise: Climate change, HIV/AIDS, development, U.S. foreign policy, global governance

Fred Chang, AT&T Distinguished Chair in Infrastructure Assurance and Security and Professor, Department of Information Systems and Technology, University of Texas San Antonio.
Expertise: Cybersecurity, technology strategies

Robert M. Chesney, Charles I. Francis Professor in Law
Expertise: Terrorism, the intelligence community, national security law, the law of war, constitutional reform

Greg Engle
, U.S. Ambassador (retired) and Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar
Expertise: Africa, diplomacy, international management, global development

Ken Flamm, Dean Rusk Chair in International Affairs and Professor, Public Affairs
Expertise: International trade, technology policy

Frank Gavin, Director of the Strauss Center
Expertise: U.S. foreign policy, global governance issues, national security affairs, international monetary relations, presidential policymaking, history

Eugene Gholz
, Associate Professor, Public Affairs
Expertise: Strategic trade policy, national security planning, military effectiveness

Terri Givens, Associate Professor, Government
Expertise: Immigration, race politics and extreme right parties in Europe, comparative politics

Celeste Ward Gventer, Associate Director, Strauss Center
Expertise: International security, defense policy, counterinsurgency

Will Inboden, Assistant Professor of Public Affairs
Expertise: international diplomacy and history, religion and US foreign policy, national security

Ethan Kapstein, Professor, Public Affairs
Expertise: Global development, international health policy, national defense policy, international political economy

Mark Lawrence, Associate Professor, History
Expertise: History of U.S. foreign relations, the Cold War, decolonization, the Vietnam War

Patrick McDonald, Associate Professor, Government
Expertise: international relations theory, international political economy, international security

Ami Pedahzur, Professor, Government and Middle Eastern Studies
Expertise: Terrorism, counter terrorism, political extremism

Chris Tomlinson
, Fellow in Journalism and Supervisory Correspondent, Austin Bureau of The Associated Press

Catherine Weaver, Associate Professor, Public Affairs
Expertise: International institutions, global development, foreign aid, international political economy

Michael Webber, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy, Jackson School of Geosciences
Expertise: Energy and environmental policy


StraussCenter Before his talk last week, Mr. Gerstell sat down w/ Strauss Dir. @BobbyChesney & @UTexasLaw Prof. @steve_vladeck for an @NSLpodcast episode:
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The National Security Law Podcast