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Colonel Gregory Daddis
Choosing Progress: Evaluating the "Salesmanship" of the Vietnam War

Colonel Gregory Daddis

United States Military Academy
Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 | 12:30 pm | Eastwoods Room, Texas Union

In 1984, less than a decade after the fall of Saigon, journalist David Halberstam claimed “the American military apparatus in Vietnam [was] a vast lying machine, telling Washington what Washington wanted to hear and insisted upon hearing. The purpose of this lying machine was to propagandize our alleged progress in the war and to convince Congress and the American public to support the war.”

Maymester in London Information Session

Maymester in London Information Session

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 | 3:00 pm | SAC 1.106

Please join the Clements Center to learn more about the Maymester in London program "The British Strategic Tradition and Its Influence on the United States." 

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Two Perspectives on U.S. Engagement in Afghanistan

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Two Perspectives on U.S. Engagement in Afghanistan

An event cosponsored with the Alexander Hamilton Society
Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 | 5:15 pm | SRH 3.124

Please join the Clements Center and Alexander Hamilton Society for "Should I Stay or Should I Go? Two Perspectives on U.S. Engagement in Afghanistan," Tuesday, September 9 at 5:15 pm in SRH 3.124. 

Michael Auslin
Preventing a Pacific Vacuum: Asia's Role in the New Global Disorder

Michael Auslin

American Enterprise Institute
Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 | 12:15 pm | SRH 3.122

Michael Auslin is a resident scholar and the director of Japan Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he studies Asian regional security and political issues.

"The First Grand Strategists? War and Politics in Ancient Egypt and Iraq" with Garrett Fagan
Strategic Insights From the Ancient World Speaker Series

"The First Grand Strategists? War and Politics in Ancient Egypt and Iraq" with Garrett Fagan

Co-sponsored by the Clements Center, Thomas Jefferson Society, and the Department of History
Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 | 12:15 pm | Eastwoods Room, Texas Union

In this lecture Garrett G. Fagan considers the geopolitical and military situation in the Ancient Near East, especially in the Early Dynastic III Period of Sumer (ca. 2500-2100 BCE) and the Late Bronze Age (ca. 1500-1100 BCE), and explores what the evidence tells us about any supposed "Grand Strategy" the various players were adhering to. He also asks the more basic question of whether or not such early states even had the apparatus to formulate "Grand Strategy" in the first place.

Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA
Intelligence Studies Project Presents John Rizzo

Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA

Co-sponsored by the Clements and Strauss Centers
Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014 | 12:15 pm | SRH 3.122

The Clements and Strauss Centers invite you to a presentation with John Rizzo, Former Acting General Counsel of the CIA, on Tuesday, April 22 from 12:15-1:30pm in SRH 3.122. Rizzo will be discussing his recently published book, Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Iraq's Biggest Lesson: What We Must Learn From Our Ten Year Rebuilding Program in Mesopotamia
An event with Stuart Bowen

Iraq's Biggest Lesson: What We Must Learn From Our Ten Year Rebuilding Program in Mesopotamia

Co-sponsored by the Clements and Strauss Centers
Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 | 12:15 pm | SRH 3.122

In 2003, the United States entered Iraq expecting a short stay and a modest rebuilding program. Those plans evaporated quickly.  Efforts soon turned from a focus on liberate and leave to a new-found strategy of occupy and rebuild. This enormous shift fundamentally altered the arc of our energies and investment, foisting forward a continuous train of challenges that the American "civ-mil" bureaucracy was not well suited or prepared to handle.

Isolationism: Policies of the Past and Lessons for Today
An event with David Adesnik

Isolationism: Policies of the Past and Lessons for Today

Co-sponsored by the Clements Center and Alexander Hamilton Society
Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 | 5:15 pm | SRH 3.124

The Associated Press reports, “Americans’ Isolationism on the Rise.” Ron Paul captured 23% of the vote in the 2012 New Hampshire primary. Some are now talking about his son, Sen. Rand Paul, as the front-runner for the GOP nomination.

The Clements Center Presents U.S. Senator Marco Rubio
Clements Center Presents

The Clements Center Presents U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

Click on link for a full list of co-sponsors
Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 | 4:00pm | Blanton Museum Auditorium

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) will be speaking at the University of Texas on Tuesday, April 15th at 4:00pm. This event is free and open to the public but advance registration is required.

The National Security Agency at the Crossroads
Conference

The National Security Agency at the Crossroads

Co-sponsored by the Clements Center and Strauss Center
Thursday, Apr 03, 2014 | 8:30 am | AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

The Intelligence Studies Project is a joint venture of the Strauss Center and Clements Center at the University of Texas at Austin, aiming to encourage policy-relevant academic inquiry into the past, present, and future of intelligence agencies and the legal, policy, and technological environments in which they operate.

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