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:

Several Strauss Center Distinguished Scholars have recently shared their perspectives on the ongoing situation in Syria, as well as on how the United States has responded to the crisis.