About the Program
Exploring security and rights issues in East Asia, with a focus on China and North Korea
The rapid rise of China continues to have an extraordinary impact on its neighbors and the broader world, and promises to remain a central issue for American foreign policy for years to come. Abroad, an increasingly assertive China poses foundational questions for the American-led international order, while at home the combination of authoritarianism and growing technological prowess is leading to new forms of government control. In North Korea, meanwhile, totalitarianism continues to hold the North Korean people firmly in its grasp, while on-again, off-again nuclear tensions keep South Korea, Japan, the United States, and other allies on edge.
The Strauss Center’s East Asia program focuses on these parallel issues of international security and individual human rights. Through visiting speakers, conferences, research, and courses, we seek to enrich understanding of these dilemmas while bringing the world to the doorstep of UT students and the broader community that are interested in them.
On Tuesday, February 2, the Strauss Center, Intelligence Studies Project, and Clements Centers are pleased to welcome Markus Garlauskas, a former North Korea National Intelligence Officer and Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Asia Security Initiative…
Surveillance with Chinese Characteristics: The Development and Global Adoption of Chinese Policing Technology
On Thursday, October 10, 2019, the LBJ School of Public Affairs Research Colloquium will host Sheena Greitens, Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri, for a talk on “Surveillance with Chinese Characteristics: The Development and Global…
On September 12, 2019, the Strauss Center, Clements Center, and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at UT Austin hosted General Vincent K. Brooks (U.S. Army, Retired) for a talk on North Korea and…