The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law is pleased to announce a call for applications for the third annual Next Generation Scholars program, a unique research and mentorship program for University of Texas undergraduate students. This is a one-year program, beginning in September 2012, which will match each selected student with a Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar who will serve as a mentor to the student in the awarded year.

Read more: Call for Applications for the 2012-2013 Next Generation Scholars

Next Generation Project Texas Fellow George P. Bush discussed his Hispanic Repulicans of Texas Political Action Committee over the weekend in the New York Times.  The organization's objective is to educate and support more Hispanics so they run for office.  You can read the full article by clicking here.

Sheril Kirshenbaum, Next Generation Project Texas Fellow and now former reserach associate at the Webber Energy Group, has embarked on a new role as Director of UT's Project on Energy Communication.  Sheril talks about this new position on her website, Culture of Science.

John Losinger, Next Generation Project Texas Fellow and Principal at Public Strategies, Inc., responds to a December 30th Financial Times article titled "Iran's Rhetoric Sets Diplomacy on Edge" which reports on Iran's threat to close the Strait of Hormuz.  You can read the full letter by clicking here.

Erica Grieder, the southwest correspondent for The Economist and Next Generation Project Texas Fellow, recently published a blog post in The Economist.

Read more: Next Gen Texas Fellow Writes About Energy Policy and Job Creation in The Economist

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