Strauss Center News

Updates from the Strauss Center and our affiliated distinguished scholars and fellows



Strauss Center Announces Launch of Cybersecurity Graduate Fellows Program

August 20, 2019

Similar to the Strauss Center’s interdisciplinary Brumley Program, the Strauss Center is pleased to announce the launch of its Cybersecurity Fellows Program for graduate students across the University of Texas community.

2019 “Bobby R. Inman Award” Winners Announced

August 12, 2019

The Intelligence Studies Project  is pleased to announce the winner and two semifinalists of its fifth-annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security. The recipient of the 2019 “Bobby R. Inman Award” for student scholarship on intelligence is Jeffrey Rogg, a Ph.D. candidate in history at the Ohio…

Leutert Explores Metering in South Texas

July 30, 2019

Director of the Strauss Center’s Central America / Mexico Policy Initiative, Stephanie Leutert, wrote about her experiences seeing the “metering” program along the Mexican border in her article “What ‘Metering’ Really Looks Like in South Texas.” Leutert highlights that 18,000-people are waiting along the border due the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) metering policy.

Space Security and Safety Program Lead Jah Discusses Space Traffic’s Implications

July 24, 2019

In his article, “50 Years After Apollo 11, Don’t Let Space Become a Landfill for Equipment and Satellites,” Strauss Distinguished Scholar and Program Lead of the Space Security and Safety program, Moriba Jah argues that in the last fifty years since Apollo 11 we have developed enough perspective to realize the damage that could be done if…

CAMPI Director Discusses Mexican Migration Crisis

July 23, 2019

The Trumpcast podcast recently released a new episode “Understanding Mexico in the Migration Crisis,” where host Leon Krauze interviewed director of the Strauss Center’s Central America/Mexico Policy Initiative Stephanie Leutert. They discussed Mexico’s involvement in what has been labeled as a crisis at the United States southern border. Leutert argued that for border control agents, the number of…

Commerce Getting Ready for Space Traffic Mission

July 15, 2019

In the article “Commerce Getting Ready for Space Traffic Mission” Jacqueline Feldscher describes the plans for the Commerce Department to take charge of sharing data about the locations of orbiting spacecraft’s with the public. She also interviews Kevin O’Connell, the director of the Office of Space Commerce at the Department of Commerce. O’Connell highlights that he…

Distinguished Scholar Busby Discusses Foreign Policy Americans Want

July 12, 2019

In the Washington Post article, “Trump and His Advisors are Probably Wrong About What Foreign Policy American’s Want,” Strauss Distinguished Scholar, Joshua Busby, and his co-authors, Dina Smelz and Jordan Tama, present the results of their survey of foreign policy opinion leaders. Their results show that most opinion leaders perceive that Americans are a lot less…

Distinguished Scholar Kuperman Weighs in on Naval Nuclear Fuel Research

July 9, 2019

In a recent article for the Virginian-Pilot, Strauss Distinguished Scholar, Dr. Alan Kuperman, discussed the need for Congress to fund naval fuel research. Kuperman’s commentary comes on the heels of a recent amendment, offered by Representative Elaine Luria, to remove research funding from the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

Strauss Center Announces 2019 – 2020 Brumley Next Generation Graduate Fellows

June 26, 2019

The Robert Strauss Center is very pleased to announce the acceptance of thirteen graduate students to its 2019 – 2020 class of the Brumley Next Generation Fellows program. Now entering its fifth year, the program’s new class comprises an impressive group of graduate and PhD students drawn from schools and departments across UT campus.

MSI Director Leutert Awarded LLILAS Benson Mexico Center’s Mexico Center Award for Opinion Writing

June 24, 2019

Stephanie Leutert, Director of the Mexico Security Initiative, has been awarded the Mexico Center Award for Opinion Writing by the LLILAS Benson Mexico Center. The award recognizes five U.T. faculty members for publications relating to UT Mexico work.