Russia In Transition

Preserving oral histories and documents for the years surrounding the post-Soviet transition

About the Program

Documenting a pivotal moment in world history

The transition of the Soviet Union into an array of successor states was a pivotal moment in world history.  Some aspects of that story are well known, while others are less familiar.  The latter is particularly true, unfortunately, with respect to the complicated commercial, energy, and financial agreements and transactions that unfolded at that time.  In an effort to improve understanding of these matters, and to create new opportunities for scholars of that era, the Strauss Center is undertaking an oral history and document collection project intended to memorialize and make accessible key insights and primary materials. The Russia in Transition project is led by the Strauss Center’s Rebecca Johnson [link to her page].

Strauss Events

High Stakes and Tough Decisions with 2019 Novel Coronavirus: One View of Pandemic Planning and Response

February 26, 2020 | 12:15PM | Bass Lecture Hall

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, the Strauss Center and Clements Center welcomed Dr. Julie Schafer, Chief Technology Officer of the Flu Lab, for a discussion on governmental responses to pandemics. The talk was moderated by…

“Facing the Security Challenge” Space Traffic Management Conference

February 19, 2020 | ALL DAY | EER, James J. and Miriam B. Mulva Conference Center

The Space Security and Safety (SSS) Program at the University of Texas at Austin’s Strauss Center, and the Cockrell School of Engineering, in partnership with the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), Lockheed Martin, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics(AIAA),…