September 19, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas – John O. Brennan, a leading national security expert who served most recently as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), has been appointed as a Distinguished Non-Resident Scholar at The University of Texas at Austin. He will advance the scholarly study of national security and intelligence.

Crook Fellow Ghida Ismail is giving us a recap on her work at the Harvard Kennedy School in the Evidence for Policy Design (EPOD) program in Boston, where she assisted in  the research project “Expanding Female Access to the Job Market through Affordable Commute” this summer. Find out how this internship impacted Ghida's career.

Crook Fellow Dane Ulik lived and worked in Nicaragua for ten weeks this summer. As an intern at Artists for Soup, a small non-profit organization located in La Paz Centro, Nicaragua, Dane perfromed a variety of research and data analysis projects focusing on food security and educational retention. He shares with us how this internship has changed his worldview and solidified his goal to utilize his resources and return after graduation.

Crook Fellow Ghida Ismail is interning at the Harvard Kennedy School in the Evidence for Policy Design program in Boston this summer. She gives us insight of what it means for her to be part of an academic research center focused on development.

The Strauss Center’s Senior Student Associate Program offers students at The University of Texas the opportunity to be exposed to current topics in global affairs, network with top experts, and gain practical professional skills. Students may work on major events, program initiatives, communications and outreach projects, writing projects, and may also assist with short-term tasks or specific daily needs of the Strauss Center.