The Intelligence Studies Project of the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the winner and two semifinalists of the second “Bobby R. Inman Award” recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Steve Slick was interviewed for the SpyCast series by Dr. Vince Houghton, the Historian and Curator of the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. The conversation ranged from Slick’s experiences during a 28-year career as a CIA operations officer and manager, to his involvement in reshaping the U.S. Intelligence Community after the 9/11 attacks while he served on the staff of the National Security Council.

In her second blog post, Crook Fellow Lauren Toppenberg disscusses the importance of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG).

In her second blog post as a 2016 Crook Fellow, Anna Koons discusses the role Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) plays in bridging gaps in U.S. foreign assistance.

As a 2016 Crook Fellow, Anna Koons is interning with the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) in Washington, DC. MFAN is a reform coalition composed of international development and foreign policy practitioners, policy advocates and experts, concerned citizens and private sector organizations. In her first blog post, Anna discusses the differences she has encountered between the humitarian and development sectors.