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:

Zeyi Lin, Electrical Engineering and Plan II Honors student, is studying the law surrounding lethal autonomous weapons (LAWs) and legal personhood for robots under the guidance of Professor Kay Firth-Butterfield. Zeyi explains his work, part of the Strauss Center's Brumley Undergraduate Scholars program, here for us: