Strauss Center News

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



Call for Nominations: 2020 Mike Lewis Prize for National Security Law Scholarship

October 7, 2020

The Strauss Center and Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law (ONU), in consultation with the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on National Security Law, have established the Mike Lewis Prize for National Security Law Scholarship. The prize honors Professor Mike Lewis of ONU, a much-loved colleague and prolific scholar who passed away…

Our October Update

October 6, 2020

It is a fall semester unlike any we have seen before, as it continues to be a difficult time in the life of our state, our nation, and the world.  Read on to get a sense of how our students and faculty are staying engaged, and be sure to check out our homepage too. RECENT AND UPCOMING…

TNSR Releases Special Issue on Cyber Competition

September 28, 2020

In the Texas National Security Review’s—which is co-sponsored by the Strauss Center—recent special issue on cyber competition, Robert Chesney, Director of the Strauss Center, James Baker Chair and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the UT School of Law, co-chaired the “Policy Roundtable: Cyber Conflict as an Intelligence Contest.” Chesney co-authored the introduction to this…

Brumley Fellow Warns of Biotechnology Arms Race in the Wake of COVID-19

September 24, 2020

Marigny Kirschke-Schwartz, a Strauss Center Brumley Fellow specializing in defense policy, recently published an op-ed in The National Interest titled “America Must Act To Avoid A Biotechnology Arms Race.” In it, she highlights a potentially dangerous externality of the expansion of biodefense infrastructure which has occurred as countries race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. Namely,…

Strauss Scholars Contribute to New Book on COVID-19 and Global Order

September 21, 2020

Several Strauss Center Distinguished Scholars contributed to a recent series of essays collectively titled COVID-19 and World Order: The Future of Conflict, Competition, and Cooperation. This series, which was published by Johns Hopkins University, assesses the present state of world order and provides insights for a post-COVID-19 world from a variety of policy perspectives. Professor…

Introducing a New SSS Video Series & its Inaugural Episode: Space Traffic Management

September 18, 2020

The Strauss Center’s Space Safety and Security program is pleased to announce the launch of a new video series. These videos will help to explain and clarify the fundamental issues of space policy for a general audience. Future episodes will also include interviews with space policy experts as well as opinion pieces by Strauss-affiliated fellows and scholars. …

ISP Posts Results of Third-Annual Survey of Public Attitudes on US Intelligence

September 15, 2020

Intelligence Studies Project (ISP) Director Steve Slick and Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Joshua Busby recently published with the Chicago Council of World Affairs the results of ISP’s third-annual national poll measuring the public’s views on US intelligence.  The 2019 survey confirmed broad public support for the US intelligence agencies notwithstanding a reduction in transparency and…

Jah Featured in NPR Short Wave’s SPACE WEEK

September 11, 2020

Professor Moriba Jah, Program Lead of the Strauss Center’s Space Security and Safety Program, was recently featured in an episode of NPR Short Wave’s SPACE WEEK series. In it, he briefed listeners on the basics of orbital debris, also known as space junk. After describing the varieties of orbital debris (“everything from upper-stage rocket bodies,…

CAMPI PRP Report Featured in a Hill Op-Ed

September 10, 2020

In a recent op-ed published by The Hill, the project “Migrant Protection Protocols: Implementation and Consequences for Asylum Seekers in Mexico” was cited. This project, led by Stephanie Leutert, Director of the Strauss Center’s Central America & Mexico Policy Initiative, was the result of a year-long research endeavor undertaken by four graduate students at the…

Presenting the National Security Law Lectures

September 10, 2020

Professor Robert Chesney, Director of the Strauss Center, and Professor Matthew Waxman of Columbia Law School recently shared the first ten lectures of the National Security Law Lectures. This series includes one lecture that serves as an introduction to the field as a whole, as well as several specific lectures ranging in topics from intelligence…