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].
High Stakes and Tough Decisions with 2019 Novel Coronavirus: One View of Pandemic Planning and Response
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…
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),…