Strauss Center News

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



Strauss Center Announces Leadership

September 24, 2007

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law announced today the members of its leadership team. The Center named James M. Lindsay as Director; Francis J. Gavin as Director of Studies; Kenneth Flamm as Director of the Technology, Innovation and International Security Program; and Jill Angelo as Associate Director.

The University of Texas at Austin Announces $7.5 Million Gift to Open Center on Global Affairs

September 24, 2007

Renowned lawyer and public servant Ambassador Robert S. Strauss and the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP have contributed $7.5 million to The University of Texas at Austin to establish a new research center on global affairs.

Students Return from Colombia Fact-Finding Trip on Afrodescendant Rights

April 22, 2007

In 1993, Colombia passed some of the most progressive legislation in the world for guaranteeing the collective property rights of an Afrodescendant minority population. The rights that were promised, however, are far from realized, as years of armed conflict, the expansion of agriculture and tourist projects, and narco-trafficking have all impeded the realization of the…

How Can We Deprive al-Qaeda of an Iraqi Base? Arm Moderate Sunnis

April 7, 2007

In an opinion piece for USA Today, Strauss Fellow Alan Kuperman writes on the troop surge in Iraq. Neither President Bush’s surge of troops, nor the withdrawal deadline Congress is expected to send to him after the Easter recess, has any hope of stabilizing Iraq. So it is time to contemplate a more radical option:…

Strauss Center, TILJ Convene Symposium on the Military Commissions Act

March 22, 2007

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Texas International Law Journal (TILJ) at The University of Texas School of Law will co-sponsor a symposium on April 10-11 that addresses the legal and political consequences of the recently enacted Military Commissions Act. The event is free and open to the public…

Strauss Center Welcomes Russian Delegation

March 20, 2007

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law will welcome guests from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) to The University of Texas at Austin campus on Thursday, March 22. The purpose of the visit is to discuss a potential partnership between MGIMO, the Strauss Center and the Lyndon B. Johnson…

Strauss Center Director of Studies Leads Next Generation Project Assembly

February 19, 2007

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law’s Director of Studies, Francis J. Gavin, will lead a multi-day assembly “Next Generation Project: U.S. Global Policy and the Future of International Institutions” at the University of California, San Diego this week.

Time to Offshore Our Troops

December 12, 2006

Eugene Gholz, Daryl G. Press, and Benjamin Valentino write on Iraq in this article for the New York Times.   The Iraq Study Group’s recommendation that the United States withdraw its combat forces from Iraq reflects a growing national consensus that our military cannot quell the violence there and may even be making matters worse. Although many are…

Strategic Victimhood in Sudan

May 31, 2006

In a recent New York Times op-ed, Assistant Professor Alan Kuperman argues that the key to rescuing Darfur is to reverse recent incentives.