When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005, Americas witnessed what looked like an overseas humanitarian-relief operation. The storm provided a visual image of the severity of extreme weather that could be brought about by climate change in the future. The heavily populated coastal areas of the United States are vulnerable to these kinds of…
Former Guantanamo Bay Army Chaplain to Speak at the University of Texas School of Law, March 20, 2008
Former U.S. Army Officer and Chaplain James Yee will discuss his experience as a Muslim minister accused of spying at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on Thursday, March 20, at 6 p.m. in The University of Texas Law School Auditorium.
The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin announced today it has received a $250,000 grant from the Confidence Foundation to support its Global Energy and Security Issues research program. The program is designed to study the geopolitics of energy and identify practical policy solutions to…
The Strauss Center was deeply saddened to lose one of our most treasured family members, Elspeth Davies Rostow, on Sunday, December 9th, 2007.
The Council on Foreign Relations released a report today by Strauss Fellow Joshua Busby on the security consequences of climate change. In Climate Change and National Security: An Agenda for Action, Busby goes beyond the diagnosis of the problem of climate change and makes recommendations for action. Busby also participated in a podcast discussion on…
On November 5, 2007, the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law announced a $1 million gift from Jon and Rebecca Brumley to create the Jon Brumley Chair in Global Affairs. The chair will be dedicated to developing peaceful ways to ensure that technological and scientific advances do not endanger global security.
In an op-ed published by the Austin American-Statesman, Strauss Center Governing Board member Jim Langdon discusses the significance of the Strauss Center’s partnership with the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. The partnership aims to deepen cooperation, innovation and exchange of ideas in higher education and advanced research on global affairs.
In an op-ed published today by the Austin American-Statesman, Strauss Center Governing Board member James C. Langdon, Jr., discusses the significance of the Strauss Center’s partnership with the Moscow State Institute of International Relations. The partnership aims to deepen cooperation, innovation and exchange of ideas in higher education and advanced research on global affairs.
The Next Generation Project, led by the Strauss Center’s Director of Studies Frank Gavin, released its Midwest assembly report today, providing insights from the country’s next generation of leaders on how the United States and the world should respond to the global challenges of the 21st century.