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2018 Texas National Security Forum

November 30, 2018  |  8:00 am - 5:30 pm  |  Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

On Friday, November 30, 2018, the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law, the Clements Center for National Security, and the Intelligence Studies Project were honored to hold the Fifth Annual Texas National Security Forum on “The Return of Great Power Competition.”

This year’s forum featured a keynote panel with Senator Richard Burr, Senator Mark Warner, and Senator John Cornyn of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, as well as a keynote address by Senator Ben Sasse of the Armed Services Committee. Panels included experts on global threats, strategies and tactics, Russia, China, and world order. 

Click here for the agenda from the event, and here for speaker bios.

Photos from the forum can be found here. Videos can be seen below, or on our YouTube page.

Media Coverage:

Putin developing fake videos to foment 2020 election chaos: ‘It’s going to destroy lives’ (Washington Times)
Senate Intelligence Chairs Says Cohen Plea Sends Message (New York Times)
UT holds national security forum on Russian meddling (KVUE)
Senate Intelligence Chair Says Cohen Plea Sends Message (U.S. News & World Report)
Cornyn praises prosecution of Trump’s former lawyer for lying (Austin American-Statesman)
Senate Intelligence Committee has referred cases of suspected lying to Mueller (Washington Post)
Senate panel reviews Donald Trump Jr.’s testimony after Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress (USA Today)
Sens. John Cornyn and Richard Burr say Michael Cohen saga proves lying to Congress is unacceptable (Corpus Christi Caller-Times)
Sen. Richard Burr on Cohen plea: ‘If you lie to us, we’re going to go after you’ (Washington Times)
Richard Burr: ‘If You Lie to Us, We’re Going to Go After You’ (Roll Call)
Burr on Russia Investigation: ‘If You Lie to Us, We’re Going to Go After You’ (Spectrum News)
Senate Intel Committee has made criminal references to Mueller, Chairman Reveals (Daily Caller)
Senate intelligence chair says Cohen plea sends message (Houston Chronicle)

The End of the End of History: Reimagining U.S. Foreign Policy for the 21st Century (Texas National Security Review) – Adapted from Sen. Sasse’s speech

Videos and Transcripts:

Welcome and Panel One: World Order 

Panel Two: Russia

Keynote Conversation on the SSCI Investigation into Russian Active Measures

Keynote Address by Senator Ben Sasse

A Special Conversation on Global Threats

Panel Three: Strategies, Tactics and Tools

Panel Four: China


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