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Greitens on U.S.-North Korea Relations

June 17, 2020

Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School, recently published a piece titled “Why North Korea-U.S. Relations Will Remain Stable Unless Kim Really Needs Coronavirus Aid.” In it, she provides an assessment of the present status of the U.S-North Korea relationship, noting that it is likely that President…

General Brooks Weighs in on Recent Gunfire Exchange at the DPRK-SK Demilitarized Zone

June 16, 2020

General Vincent K. Brooks, Strauss Center Distinguished Senior Fellow and recently retired four-star general in command of all U.S. Forces in Korea, recently participated in an on air discussion on the recent exchange of gunfire between North and South Korea in the demilitarized zone between the two countries. General Brooks fielded a question regarding the…

Chesney Discusses the Insurrection Act

June 15, 2020

Professor Robert M. Chesney, Director of the Strauss Center, James A. Baker Chair in the Rule of Law and World Affairs, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas School of Law, was recently quoted in a Reuters’ explainer of President Trump’s threat to use federal troops to quell unrest surrounding the…

Inboden Weighs in on the Geopolitical Impact of COVID-19

June 11, 2020

Professor William Inboden, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, Executive Director of the Clements Center for National Security, and Associate Professor at the LBJ School, discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the geopolitical sphere in a recent UT News article. Inboden began by distinguishing between what he views as the two categories of impact: “trends that were…

Strauss Center Announces 2020 – 2021 Brumley Next Generation Scholars

June 10, 2020

The Robert Strauss Center is very pleased to announce the acceptance of eleven undergraduate students to its 2020 – 2021 class of Brumley Next Generation Scholars. The program’s new class comprises an impressive group of undergraduate students drawn from schools and departments across the UT campus.  The scholars program consists of two core components.  First, the students will…

Strauss Center Announces 2020 – 2021 Brumley Next Generation Graduate Fellows

June 10, 2020

The Robert Strauss Center is very pleased to announce the acceptance of eleven graduate students to its 2020 – 2021 class of the Brumley Next Generation Fellows program. Now entering its sixth year, the program’s new class comprises an impressive group of graduate students drawn from schools and departments across the UT campus.  Involving graduate students in…

ISP Director Discusses Career in Intelligence on the Slavic Connection Podcast

June 10, 2020

ISP Director Steve Slick recently joined Lera Toropin of the Slavic Connection to discuss his nearly three decades in intelligence.  The conversation includes personal accounts of the fall of the Berlin Wall, U.S. efforts to end conflicts in the Balkans, the morning of 9/11 in CIA’s Executive Offices and the launch of UT’s Intelligence Studies Project. The…

Schmitt Discusses the Role of Law and Norms in Mitigating Cyberattacks on Healthcare Infrastructure

June 9, 2020

Michael Schmitt, Professor of Public International Law at Reading Law School (UK), the Francis Lieber Distinguished Scholar at the Lieber Institute of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Visiting Professor at the University of Texas Law School, and Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, recently participated in a webinar titled “COVID-19 Infodemic: Defending the Health Sector – How…

Strauss Center Summer Update

June 8, 2020

I write to you at a moment of deep national tragedy, in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. The wave of courageous and compelling protests around the country that followed has been tremendously inspiring. Yet these same events at times have taken their own painful turns.  Peaceful protestors and journalists acting well within…

Statement on the Right to Protest, Race-Based Domestic Terrorism, and Steps for the Future

June 4, 2020

I write to you at a moment of deep national tragedy, in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. The wave of courageous and compelling protests around the country that followed has been tremendously inspiring. Yet these same events at times have taken their own painful turns. Peaceful protestors and journalists acting well within…

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