This spring, the Strauss Center continues to pioneer an interdisciplinary approach to the study of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence issues. Technical, legal, policy, and business considerations relating to cybersecurity and A.I. are deeply intertwined in actual practice, both in the private and public sectors. The Strauss Center's sponsored courses, activities, and events aim to brigde the gap between the technical aspects of cybersecurity and A.I. and the (hotly-contested) policy and legal architectures pertaining to these topics.

The Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 William H. Crook Fellowship awards. This year the Center is funding eight remarkable LBJ School students, who will be spending their summer working in Uganda, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Boston, and Washington, D.C.

Emma Kent, second-year LBJ School of Public Affairs Master's student, is working with Dr. Paula Newberg (Dept. of Government) on a model for implementing refugee policy into the U.S. foster care system. This research is done under the Brumley NextGen Fellows program, and she chats about it and more with us here:

In the 2017 spring semester, the Strauss Center was thrilled to welcome distinguished speakers to discuss their scholarship and experiences in areas related to U.S. foreign policy, national security, international development, Mexico's security, and artificial intelligence. Below are select highlights from the 2017 spring lineup of events.

Cathy Wu, PhD candidate in the Department of Government, is partnered with Dr. Joshua Eisenman (LBJ School of Public Affairs) as a Brumley NextGen Fellow. Their research on Chinese foreign policy will be presented by Dr. Eisenman at the International Studies Association's 2017 International Conference in Hong Kong. We talk with her now: