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Act Local – Think Global: A Global Leadership Program

February 13, 2008 | 6:30:00 | Texas Union Ballroom

Act Local – Think Global is a global leadership program for UT students to hone their leadership skills for the global arena.  Learn important leadership skills and discuss important international issues, such as: Humanitarian Issues…

The War Tapes Screening with Sergeant Stephen Pink

February 11, 2008 | 7:00:00 | Welch Hall, Room 1.316

The War Tapes, a documentary filmed from the perspective of three National Guardsmen on their tour of duty in Iraq, was screened in front of an audience of UT students, faculty and members of the…

The Militarization of Diplomacy

February 7, 2008 | 5:00:00 | Sid Richardson Hall, Room 3.108

John Naland, President of the American Foreign Service Association, discussed current logistical and managerial problems facing the Foreign Service and its employees.  Addressing the recent controversy concerning mandatory assignments to hardship posts, including Iraq, Naland…

A Vision for Peace in the Middle East

February 7, 2008 | 6:00:00 | LBJ Library Atrium, 10th Floor

Dr. Salam Fayyad, Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority, spoke to UT faculty and students and members of the local community, sharing his hopes and vision for peace in the Middle East. Prime Minister…

Preventing an Iranian Bomb: Sculpting Effective, Acceptable Strategies

February 5, 2008 | 5:00:00 | Legends Room, Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security, discussed issues concerning the effort to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb and the unique challenges faced in analyzing the status of the…

Energy Security: Perceptions and Policy Choices

January 31, 2008 | 5:00:00 | Texas Union Governors' Room, 3.116

Felix Chang, an associate scholar at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, discussed three differing perceptions of “energy security” that, according to him, are rooted in divergent world views and often lead to divergent policy priorities….

The Challenge in the Middle East: An Egyptian Perspective

January 29, 2008 | 12:30:00 | Thompson Conference Center

His Excellency Nabil Fahmy, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United States, discussed current issues and problems in the Middle East and the unique role Egypt plays in the region. Stressing the…

Diplomacy in a Global Age: Ambassadors Discuss Free Trade, Nuclear Proliferation, and the U.S.-Sout

January 28, 2008 | 5:00:00 | LBJ Library Atrium, 10th Floor

South Korean Ambassador to the U.S. Lee Tae-sik and U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Alexander Vershbow spoke at a recent Strauss Center event about the U.S. – South Korea relationship. Ambassador Vershbow began by emphasizing…

How the UN Can Help Stop Terrorism

January 24, 2008 | 5:00:00 | LBJ Library Brown Room, 10th Floor

Eric Rosand, a Senior Fellow at the Center on Global Counter-Terrorism Cooperation, discussed the counter-terrorism program implemented by the United Nations Security Council after terrorist attacks of 9/11. He argued that the Council’s efforts have…

Luncheon with NATO Parliamentary Assembly

December 13, 2007 | 12:30:00 | Dean's Conference Room, SRH 3.100

Dean Steinberg and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law invite you to a special luncheon discussion with President Jose Lello and Secretary-General Simon Lunn of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.  They will…