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The Cognitive Security Conference (COGSEC)

March 4 - 5, 2021 | 12:00 - 6:30 PM (EST) | 12:00 - 5:30 PM (EST) | Zoom

On March 4-5, the Strauss Center partnered with Moody’s Center for Media Engagement (CME) to host COGSEC, a new conference that focused on the real-world practice of countering online influence operations. The conference was held…

Challenges in U.S./Mexico/Central America Policy at the Beginning of the Biden Administration

March 2, 2021 | 12:15 - 1:15 pm | Zoom Webinar

On March 2, the Strauss Center welcomed Joy Olson, Consultant; Former Executive Director of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), for a virtual talk on “Challenges in U.S./Mexico/Central America Policy at the Beginning of…

How to Lose the Information War, by Nina Jankowicz

Nina Jankowicz’s “How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict”

February 25, 2021 | 12:15 - 1:45 pm | Zoom Webinar

On Thursday, February 25, the Strauss Center, Intelligence Studies Project, Global (Dis)Information Lab (GDIL), and Clements Center for National Security hosted Nina Jankowicz, Disinformation Fellow at the Wilson Center’s Science and Technology Innovation Program, for a…

World Economic Forum: Feb. 15-19

When Governments Buy AI Technologies: A Week with the World Economic Forum

February 15 - 19, 2021 | See agenda | Zoom

How procurement guidelines can shape the development of AI technology and the future of smart cities. In July 2020, the UK was the first national government to formally adopt the World Economic Forum AI procurement guidelines for…

The North Korea Forecast for 2021: A Former National Intelligence Officer’s View

February 2, 2021 | 12:15 - 1:15 pm | Zoom Webinar

On February 2, the Strauss Center, Intelligence Studies Project, and Clements Centers welcomed Markus Garlauskas, a former North Korea National Intelligence Officer and Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Asia Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council,…

“Trust, But Verify: Incentivizing Compliance” 2021 Space Traffic Management Conference

January 26 - 27, 2021 | 8 am - 12 pm CT | Zoom Webinar

The Space Security and Safety (SSS) Program at The University of Texas at Austin’s Strauss Center and the Cockrell School of Engineering, in partnership with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and Lockheed Martin, hosted the 7th annual Space Traffic Management conference, “Trust,…

A Conversation with Dulce Garcia of Border Angels

January 21, 2021 | 12:15 - 1:15 pm | Zoom Webinar

On January 21, the Strauss Center hosted Dulce Garcia, Executive Director of Border Angels, for a virtual talk on the crisis at the border during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar was part of our Brumley…

2021 Cyber 9/12 Challenge

January 7 - 8, 2021 | ALL DAY | Zoom

The Strauss Center at The University of Texas at Austin partnered with the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative to host another “regional” round of the Atlantic Council’s renowned cybersecurity policy competition on January 7th and 8th, 2021. Sixteen…

Water, Climate, and the State

November 30, 2020 | 12:15 - 1:15pm | Zoom Webinar

On Monday, November 30, the Strauss Center will host Dr. Barbara van Koppen, Emeritus Scientist on Poverty, Gender, and Water at the International Water Management Institute, for a virtual talk. This talk will explore…

What’s the Point of DHS?

November 16, 2020 | 12:15 - 1:15 pm | Zoom Webinar

On November 16, the Strauss Center welcomed Ben Rohrbaugh, a fellow of Strauss’ Central America and Mexico Policy Initiative and the author of More or Less Afraid of Nearly Everything: Homeland Security, Borders, and Disasters in…