State Fragility Initiative

Examining causes, conditions, and consequences of state fragility

Events

Forgiveness Work: Forbearance in Iran’s Laws of Criminal Sanctioning

October 30, 2019 | 12:15 PM | LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122

On October 30, 2019, Dr. Arzoo Osanloo, director of the Middle East Center and associate professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, gave a talk as part of the Strauss Center’s Brumley Speaker Series.  Photos from this…

Understanding Social and Political Change in Saudi Arabia

November 7, 2018 | 12:15 pm | LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, the Strauss Center welcomed Dr. Kristin Smith Diwan, senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, to give a talk on “Understanding Social and Political Change in…

Democratic Progress, Backsliding, and Transition in the Balkans

February 8, 2018 | 12:15:00 | Sid Richardson Hall, Room 3.124

On Thursday, February 8, 2018, the Robert Strauss Center welcomed Ivana Cvetkoviƒá Bajroviƒá, Associate Director for Europe at the National Endowment for Democracy, and Jasmin Mujanoviƒá, Fellow with the EastWest Institute and a policy consultant…

Changing U.S. Refugee Policies

October 2, 2017 | 12:15:00 | LBJ School of Public Affairs, SRH 3.122

On Monday, October 2, 2017, the Strauss Center along with the LBJ School of Public Affairs, Charles N. Wilson Chair, and South Asia Institute welcome Anne Richard, former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and…

CANCELED: Energy Security in the 21st Century

January 25, 2016 | 12:15:00 | Sid Richardson Hall Room 3.123

Due to several ongoing hostage crises, Julia Nesheiwat regretfully has to cancel her trip to Austin, including her public talk at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. We hope to reschedule this event at a…

Governance, Security, and State Fragility

November 11, 2015 | 12:15:00 | Sid Richardson Hall Room 3.123

On November 11, 2015, Ellen Laipson, distinguished fellow and president emeritus of the Stimson Center, delivered a public talk to UT faculty and students discussing the challenges of governance, security, and fragile states. She delivered…

Climate Change Impacts as a Catalyst for Conflict

March 2, 2015 | 12:15:00 | Sid Richardson Hall Room 3.122

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, the Energy Institute, and the British Consulate-General welcomed Lt General Ken Eickmann, USAF (Ret.), and Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, British Royal navy (Ret.), to a…

Climate Change Impacts as a Catalyst for Conflict

March 2, 2015 | 12:15:00 | Sid Richardson Hall Room 3.123+E18

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, the Energy Institute, and the British Consulate-General welcomed Lt General Ken Eickmann, USAF (Ret.), and Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, British Royal navy (Ret.), to a…

Climate Change Programming in Fragile States: Exploring Policy Options and Tools

December 6, 2011 | 12:30:00 |

IISD-CCAPS COP 17 Side Event Durban, South AfricaGarden Court Marine Parade HotelTuesday, December 6, 201112:30 – 14:30 The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the Robert S. Strauss Center’s program on Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) invite…

Survival Migration: Old Institutions and New Challenges

October 21, 2010 | 3:30:00 | LBJ Library Brown Room, 10th Floor

The Strauss Center welcomed Alexander Betts of Oxford University on October 21 to discuss the challenges presented by what he terms “survival migration.”¬ù As new drivers of external displacement have emerged”from environmental change and livelihood…

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