Joshua Busby, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, recently wrote an essay for the International Security Studies Forum’s Policy Roundtable “Is Liberal Internationalism Still Alive?" with Jonathan Monten of the University College London.

Ashley Moran, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and State Fragility Initiative Director, recently co-wrote a report titled “Untangling the Complexity of Fragile States” with Andrew Albertson, a Senior Advisor at Cure Violence. The report aims to convey how empirical findings on fragile states can inform a new U.S. strategy for fragile states focused on prevention.

Stephen Leland, a Masters in Global Policy Candidate at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and an intelligence officer in the US Army Reserve, is studying national security and defense strategic decision-making in nonconventional conflict environments with the aid of Dr. Jeremi Suri. Stephen sat down with us to go into more detail:

Xconomy recently featured the Strauss Center’s newly launched partnership with Al-Austin in an article entitled “Austin Innovators Form Group to Promote Ethical Use of AI Tools.” The article provides an overview of AI-Austin’s mission to pursue the solutions to societal issues through the responsible use of artificial intelligence. Also discussed are the group’s areas of focus in employing AI tools on healthcare and social justice initiatives.

The Strauss Center is thrilled to congratulate The University of Texas at Austin students Mohamed Al-Hendy (School of Law), Craig Gertsch (LBJ School), Zeyi Lin (Cockrell School of Engineering), and Alex Shahrestani (School of Law) on winning second place in this year's "Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge," organized by the Atlantic Council from March 16-18 in Washington D.C. The Strauss Center was proud to sponsor the team's participation in the fifth annual competition on cyber policy.