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Dr. Moriba Jah Discusses the Human-Induced Challenges Developing in Near-Earth Space

March 30, 2020

Dr. Moriba Jah, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, Program Lead of the Space Security and Safety (SSS) program at the Strauss Center, Director of the Advanced Sciences and Technology Research in Astronautics (ASTRIA) program, and Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, recently published an…

2020-21 Brumley Next Gen Fellowship Programs deadline extended

March 25, 2020

Update: In order to give students more time to prepare after the recent changes to University life, we have moved the application deadline for our Brumley Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowships to Thursday, April 30th. To apply, please visit strausscenter.org/brumleyfellows

Chesney Introduces Lawfare’s Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report Series

March 20, 2020

On Wednesday, March 11, Lawfare kicked off its Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report Series—a series of commentaries on various aspects of the official report of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission. Robert M. Chesney, Strauss Center Director and James Baker Professor in Law, introduced the series with a brief overview of the commission. The Cyberspace Solarium Commission, he…

Director of the Strauss State Fragility Initiative Works with Belgium MFA on Climate Security

March 9, 2020

Ashley McIlvain Moran, Director of the State Fragility Initiative at the Strauss Center, has been supporting the climate-related efforts of the Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs during its tenure on the United Nations Security Council. Their work on climate security in the context of UN peacekeeping missions is highlighted in a recent video posted here.

Vladeck on Separation of Powers

March 9, 2020

Stephen Vladeck, A. Dalton Cross Professor in Law and Distinguished Scholar at the Strauss Center, wrote a journal in The Yale Law Journal Forum entitled The Separation of National Security Powers: Lessons from the Second Congress.Recent events have provoked meaningful discussion over Congress’s systematic delegation of authority to the President to respond to a wide range of crises. Vladeck…

Dr. Moriba Jah Celebrated in NPR Feature on Black Excellence in STEM

March 3, 2020

Dr. Moriba Jah, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, Program Lead of the Space Security and Safety (SSS) program at the Strauss Center, Director of the Advanced Sciences and Technology Research in Astronautics (ASTRIA) program, and Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, was one…

Call for Applications: 2020-21 Brumley Next Generation Fellowship Programs

February 27, 2020

The Strauss Center is very pleased to announce the call for applications for the 2020-2021 Brumley Next Generation Graduate Fellows and Undergraduate Scholars programs. These unique opportunities provide research training and mentorships to exceptional undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin. The program is made possible by the generous support of Jon…

Busby on Foreign Policy and Domestic Perception

February 12, 2020

Joshua Busby, Distinguished Scholar at the Strauss Center, co-wrote a working paper on “Elite Misperceptions and the Domestic Politics of Conflict.” In his essay, he argues that for public opinion to shape foreign policy, the public must be aware of foreign policy, and policymakers must be aware of public opinion. Democratic states conduct themselves fundamentally differently…

Leutert Participates in Immigration Reform Panel

February 10, 2020

Stephanie Leutert, Director of the Central America/Mexico Policy Initiative at the Strauss Center, participated in a recent panel on the state of emigration from Central America and immigration reform. Panel members discussed the push and pull factors for migration, the smuggling industry surrounding this migration, and the current humanitarian crisis at the border. The panel was presented by…

Dr. Michael Webber’s Book Thirst for Power Premiers in Documentary Form

February 10, 2020

Dr. Michael Webber, a Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, is the Josey Centennial Professor of Energy Resources and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Webber’s book— Thirst for Power— was recently turned into a documentary, which was screened at the DISTRIBUTECH energy conference in San Antonio. The documentary traces the centuries-old relationship between water…

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