The Robert Strauss Center is very pleased to announce the acceptance of nine undergraduate students to its 2018-2019 Next Generation Scholars (NGS) program. 

The Strauss Center's Complex Emergencies and Political Stability in Asia (CEPSA) program released the new Complex Emergencies Dashboard today. In partnership with Development Gateway, CEPSA developed the online mapping platform to enable policymakers and researchers to visualize CEPSA datasets on climate vulnerability, conflict, national disaster preparation, and international climate and disaster aid, along with related external datasets on other security concerns like food access and forced migration.

Francesca Reece, third-year Plan II and Government double major and Strauss Center Brumley Scholar, took a look over her academic career with us recently. Read on to discover what led her to global policy/national security, how her academic areas of interest have developed, and highlights in her time at UT:

On Friday, April 27, 2018, four LBJ School of Public Affairs students -- Garrett Shuffield, Michelle Rueda, Carolina Miranda Icazbalceta, and Josh Meuth Alldredge -- traveled to Mexico City to present their Beyond the Border policy research project class findings to clients Sin Fronteras and Mexico’s Federal Police.

Elizabeth Teare, International Relations and Rhetoric senior and Brumley Scholar, chatted with us about her extensive work with UT Austin's Innovations for Peace and Development and in Dar Es Salaam at Ubongo International, as well as her plans after graduation: