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Space Security and Safety Program Lead Jah Discusses Space Traffic’s Implications

July 24, 2019

In his article, “50 Years After Apollo 11, Don’t Let Space Become a Landfill for Equipment and Satellites,” Strauss Distinguished Scholar and Program Lead of the Space Security and Safety program, Moriba Jah argues that in the last fifty years since Apollo 11 we have developed enough perspective to realize the damage that could be done if…

CAMPI Director Discusses Mexican Migration Crisis

July 23, 2019

The Trumpcast podcast recently released a new episode “Understanding Mexico in the Migration Crisis,” where host Leon Krauze interviewed director of the Strauss Center’s Central America/Mexico Policy InitiativeStephanie Leutert. They discussed Mexico’s involvement in what has been labeled as a crisis at the United States southern border. Leutert argued that for border control agents, the number of people…

Commerce Getting Ready for Space Traffic Mission

July 15, 2019

In the article “Commerce Getting Ready for Space Traffic Mission” Jacqueline Feldscher describes the plans for the Commerce Department to take charge of sharing data about the locations of orbiting spacecraft’s with the public. She also interviews Kevin O’Connell, the director of the Office of Space Commerce at the Department of Commerce. O’Connell highlights that he…

Distinguished Scholar Busby Discusses Foreign Policy Americans Want

July 12, 2019

In the Washington Post article, “Trump and His Advisors are Probably Wrong About What Foreign Policy American’s Want,” Strauss Distinguished Scholar, Joshua Busby, and his co-authors, Dina Smelz and Jordan Tama, present the results of their survey of foreign policy opinion leaders. Their results show that most opinion leaders perceive that Americans are a lot less…

Distinguished Scholar Kuperman Weighs in on Naval Nuclear Fuel Research

July 9, 2019

In a recent article for the Virginian-Pilot, Strauss Distinguished Scholar, Dr. Alan Kuperman, discussed the need for Congress to fund naval fuel research. Kuperman’s commentary comes on the heels of a recent amendment, offered by Representative Elaine Luria, to remove research funding from the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act.

Strauss Center Announces 2019 – 2020 Brumley Next Generation Graduate Fellows

June 26, 2019

The Robert Strauss Center is very pleased to announce the acceptance of thirteen graduate students to its 2019 – 2020 class of the Brumley Next Generation Fellows program. Now entering its fifth year, the program’s new class comprises an impressive group of graduate and PhD students drawn from schools and departments across UT campus. 

MSI Director Leutert Awarded LLILAS Benson Mexico Center’s Mexico Center Award for Opinion Writing

June 24, 2019

Stephanie Leutert, Director of the Mexico Security Initiative, has been awarded the Mexico Center Award for Opinion Writing by the LLILAS Benson Mexico Center. The award recognizes five U.T. faculty members for publications relating to UT Mexico work.

MSI Director Leutert Analyzes Central American Migration

June 24, 2019

In her article, “How Many Central Americans Are Traveling North,” (Spanish version available here) Mexico Security Initiative Director Stephanie Leutert, along with LBJ Student Sarah Spalding, attempt to calculate how many Central Americans are making the trip to the United States. To answer the question, they build a model that incorporates data from U.S. Customs…

MSI’s PRP Winter Break Experience at FM4 Paso Libre

June 24, 2019

Beginning in August 2018, the Mexico Security Initiative’s Policy Research Project has been working with FM4 Paso Libre, an NGO that offers humanitarian assistance to migrants in transit and also conducts research on migration in Mexico. The 16 graduate students in the class are conducting research on four timely topics, including 1) the integration of…

MSI Postdoctoral Fellow Dizard Discusses Mexico’s New President’s National Security Strategy

June 24, 2019

In a recent article for Lawfare, Strauss Senior Fellow and Mexico Security Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow Jake Dizard analyzes the future of Mexican national security under new president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or, as he is known by the public and in the media, AMLO. Dizard suggests that although AMLO was elected by a “public that yearns for a…