On September 24, 2007, renowned lawyer and public servant Ambassador Robert S. Strauss and the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP announced a contribution of $7.5 million to The University of Texas at Austin to establish a new research center on global affairs. The Center, named after Ambassador Strauss as the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, was founded to provide the imagination, leadership and intellectual innovation required to help meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law announced today the Helen and Robert Strauss Fellows for 2007-2008.

The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law announced today the members of its leadership team. The Center named James M. Lindsay as Director; Francis J. Gavin as Director of Studies; Kenneth Flamm as Director of the Technology, Innovation and International Security Program; and Jill Angelo as Associate Director.

Renowned lawyer and public servant Ambassador Robert S. Strauss and the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP have contributed $7.5 million to The University of Texas at Austin to establish a new research center on global affairs.

In 1993, Colombia passed some of the most progressive legislation in the world for guaranteeing the collective property rights of an Afrodescendant minority population. The rights that were promised, however, are far from realized, as years of armed conflict, the expansion of agriculture and tourist projects, and narco-trafficking have all impeded the realization of the legislation's objectives.

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