14 February 2018

UT News recently featured the Strauss Center, Clements Center, and Intelligence Studies Project, along with their respective directors, for creating and fostering a community of national security and intelligence experts at the University of Texas.

In the last year, the Centers hosted multiple prominent national security figures at events and conferences in order to bring conversations on national security to the UT-Austin campus. Guest speakers have included U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, CIA Director Michael Pompeo, former FBI Director James Comey, and former CIA Director John Brennan.

For Robert Chesney, Director of the Strauss Center, “this is not an accident. Several years ago, the Strauss and Clements Centers concluded that top universities were paying insufficient attention to national security in general and particularly the intelligence community. This was especially true for academics outside of Washington.” Together, the two Centers launched the Intelligence Studies Project in 2015, which works to ensure that undergraduate and graduate students have the opportunity to learn about the role intelligence plays in shaping U.S. national security policies.

Read the full article here.