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Questions of Security

September 11, 2008

Strauss Center Senior Fellow Philip Bobbitt poses twelve complex national security questions to the presidential candidates in a New York Times article. Without understanding how each candidate approaches and analyzes problems, and without understanding how those approaches differ, Bobbitt cautions that, whoever wins the election, the mandate for leading the country will be fragile at…

Strauss Center Selected as Host of European Union Center of Excellence

September 2, 2008

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin has been selected by the European Commission as the host of a new European Union Center of Excellence. The Strauss Center will receive nearly $300,000 over three years to pursue research and studies on how the European Union…

All The Oil We Need

August 21, 2008

In a New York Times op-ed, Strauss Senior Fellow Eugene Gholz cautions against excessive concern over disruptions to world oil flows. Despite the volatility of the market and unrest in oil-producing countries, world oil reserves are not as vulnerable as they might seem.

Strauss Center Fellow: Iranian capability to disrupt oil flows exaggerated

August 20, 2008

As many Americans worry that a disruption in the oil supply could drive energy prices even higher, the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin announced today that it has launched a comprehensive web resource on how the Strait of Hormuz and escalating military tensions in…

Conflict between Russia and Georgia adds new twist to the energy war

August 20, 2008

The recent Russia-Georgia conflict has all the hallmarks of a typical energy war, according to Strauss Fellow Michael Webber in an Austin American-Statesman opinion piece on August 17. Russia’s emergence as an energy-producing powerhouse has put America and the European Union in a difficult position with regards to this current conflict.

Strauss Center in the News: May

June 11, 2008

On May 16, 2008, University of Texas head football coach Mack Brown was honored at a dinner benefiting the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs, which is part of The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. Penn State head coach Joe Paterno gave the keynote address, NFL Hall of…

Next Generation of Leaders Work to Solve Global Challenges

June 3, 2008

As the United States takes another step toward determining who will be on the ballot in November this week, Strauss Center Director of Studies Francis J. Gavin will be Washington, D.C., working with the nation’s brightest emerging leaders to develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges the next president will face.

Mack Brown Honored with Chair at Strauss Center

May 20, 2008

In a night that included legendary names in the world of college football, Texas head coach Mack Brown was honored with The Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at a dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin on Friday.

Gift for William H. Crook Chair in International Relations Will Fund Research on Economic Development

May 8, 2008

A gift from Mrs. Eleanor Crook to the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin will create an endowed chair dedicated to promoting global economic development and fighting poverty.

Legendary Coach Joe Paterno to Keynote Dinner Honoring Football Coach Mack Brown

May 6, 2008

A dinner honoring The University of Texas at Austin’s head football coach, Mack Brown, for his dedication to leadership on and off the field will be held Friday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel. 

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