Strauss Center News

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



Schmitt Discusses the Tallinn Manual’s Update in WaPo

July 9, 2021

A recent Washington Post article highlighted Professor Schmitt’s work in updating the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations. Michael Schmitt is a 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…

LBJ School Professor and Strauss Distinguished Scholar to Serve as Climate Adviser for Biden Administration

July 8, 2021

Josh Busby, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and associate professor in the LBJ School of Public Affairs, has joined the Biden administration as a senior adviser for climate in the U.S. Department of Defense. He will spend a year working on climate change and national security at the Pentagon, where he will be involved in the…

Meet 2020-2021 Brumley Fellow Alyssa Goessler

July 8, 2021

Our Brumley Spotlight, a series that explores our Fellows’ year-long research projects, shifts upward as we focus on Alyssa Goessler, Brumley Fellow for the Strauss Center’s Space Security and Safety Program. Alyssa juggled multiple projects this year, so we were excited to hear about her “journey” as she rocketed through this year. Describe your Brumley…

Greitens Discusses the Geopolitics of North Korean Claims to ROK Citizenship

July 7, 2021

Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School and Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, recently published an article in the Journal of Korean Studies titled “The Geopolitics of Citizenship: Evidence from North Korean Claims to Citizenship in South Korea.” In it, Greitens challenges the notion of “automatic citizenship” for North Koreans who resettle in South Korea—a…

Busby and Webber Contribute to a Retrospective on Texas’ Winter Blackout

July 5, 2021

Two Strauss Center Distinguished Scholars recently co-authored an article published in the Energy Research and Social Science titled “Cascading risks: Understanding the 2021 winter blackout in Texas.” Michael Webber, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UT Austin, and Joshua Busby, Associate Professor of Public Affairs at UT Austin, were among the contributors. The article offers a “retrospective” on the…

Accepting Applications for Senior Student Associate Position

July 1, 2021

Applications are now open to graduate students for a part-time Senior Student Associate position at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law. Beyond sharpening their writing and organizational skills, this position offers students a way to become more involved in security, intelligence, and foreign policy scholarship at the University.  We are looking for assistance…

Dr. Jah’s Work Featured in KXAN

June 30, 2021

A recent article published in KXAN highlights the work of Dr. Moriba Jah and his team is addressing the issue of space junk. Dr. Moriba Jah, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at UT and a Strauss Center Distinguished Fellow, leads a team that manages AstriaGraph, “a crowdsourced program that collects data from around the world to create…

Greitens Assesses the Role of Democracy in the Biden Administration’s China Policy

June 28, 2021

Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Associate Professor of Public Affairs at the LBJ School and Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar, recently published a piece titled “China: Two Key Questions” in Democracy. Greitens begins by breaking down President Biden’s framework on democracy and its role in shaping American national security policy. Highlighting various policy documents published by the Biden administration,…

Wendy Nather Joins the Strauss Center as Senior Cybersecurity Fellow

June 25, 2021

The Strauss Center is very happy to announce that Wendy Nather, head of the Advisory CISO team at Cisco, is joining our growing roster of talented cybersecurity experts as a Senior Cybersecurity Fellow. In her role as Senior Cybersecurity Fellow, Wendy will curate a speaker-and-events series designed to bring a diverse and compelling array of…

SSS Program Releases Newest Expert Interview with Dr. John Logsdon

June 24, 2021

In this episode of the Strauss Center’s expert video series, Alyssa Goessler, Brumley Fellow for Strauss Center’s Space Security and Safety Program, sits down with the “Dean of Space Policy,” Dr. John Logsdon. Dr. Logsdon provides some background info on his own career and educational path, and then discusses a host of space policy issues. Topics discussed include…