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Will the U. S. Attack Iran? (Should It?)

December 4, 2007 | 12:00:00 | Sid Richardson Hall, Room 3.109

Adam Garfinkle, the editor of the public affairs magazine The American Interest, discussed the probability of the United States launching an attack against Iran in order to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons. He argued…

Managing Nuclear Waste: The Illogic of Reprocessing

November 20, 2007 | 5:00:00 | Texas Union Governors' Room, 3.116

Dr. Frank von Hippel discussed the pros and cons of the proposed U.S. Department of Energy plan to process nuclear waste to separate and reuse plutonium. He explained that reprocessing, in addition to costing two…

A Conversation with Infosys

November 16, 2007 | 9:30:00 | Dean's Conference Room, SRH 3.100

Mr. Narayana Murthy, co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Infosys, discussed technology and globalization, focusing on the role of India, China and other nations emerging as technological powerhouses. Mr. Murthy also talked about the…

International Philanthropy and the War on Terror

November 15, 2007 | 12:00:00 | Sid Richardson Hall, Room 3.109

Garry Jenkins teaches law at the Ohio State University. In the North Carolina Law Review, he published a 2007 article examining whether U.S. restrictions on philanthropic giving in the aftermath on September 11, 2001 may…

Executive Power Under Siege

November 8, 2007 | 5:00:00 | LBJ Library Brown Room, 10th Floor

David Rivkin, a partner with the DC-based law firm Baker Hostetler, discussed the key legal and policy issues in the Bush Administration’s use of executive power regarding the global war on terror. He argued that…

Darfur Now Sneak Preview with director Ted Braun

November 6, 2007 | 7:00:00 | Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Room 2.214

The Strauss Center partnered with mtvU to host the Texas premiere of the new documentary Darfur Now. The film examines many aspects of the conflict in Darfur, Sudan, which the U.S. has labeled as genocide….

Who Controls the CIA? The Dangers of Outsourcing

November 1, 2007 | 5:00:00 | LBJ Library Brown Room, 10th Floor

Author R.J. Hillhouse discussed the increasing role that private corporations are playing in the operations of the CIA and the related implications for the US government and national security. The vast amount of outsourcing of…

Russia, America, and the World: An Innovative Partnership

October 22, 2007 | 11:00:00 | Moscow

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin has formed a groundbreaking partnership with the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), a world-renowned university dedicated…

The Confidante, a book on Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

October 16, 2007 | 5:30:00 | LBJ Library Atrium, 10th Floor

Glenn Kessler, Washington Post foreign policy correspondent, discussed his new book, The Confidante, about Condeleeza Rice and the challenges that she has faced in her tenure as Secretary of State. Kessler offered his insights gleaned…

The History of Globalization – and the Globalization of History

October 10, 2007 | 12:00:00 | Sid Richardson Hall, Room 3.111

Tony Hopkins discussed the ways in which globalization affects the study of history and the way historians view the world. He emphasized the increasing nature of interdisciplinary collaboration and perspectives that globalization requires for a…