Sydney May Term: The U.S.-Australia Alliance and the Past, Present and Future of the Indo-Pacific Region

In partnership with the U.S. Study Center at the University of Sydney, this May Term will take 20 outstanding students to Sydney, Australia to study the U.S.-Australia Alliance and the Past, Present and Future of the Indo-Pacific Region. The United States has a long history of strategic interest in the Indo-Pacific region. This includes three…

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National Security and International Business Minor

The National Security and International Business minor highlights the strong and enduring relationship between private business and national/international security. The goal of this National Security and International Business Minor is to educate students to appreciate that the health of each domain is predicated on the strength of the other. Cyberattacks on U.S. government agencies, health…

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A Summer Beyond Borders: Exploring Difficult Diplomacy

A Summer Beyond Borders: Exploring Difficult Diplomacy   A Summer Beyond Borders: Diplomacy on the Divided Korean Peninsula June 8 to 22, 2024 Students will spend a fast-paced, educational two weeks exploring the political history of the Korean Peninsula and the lasting effects of the Korean War. From Seoul to Busan, students will follow the…

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Coffee Hours

Coffee Hours Coffee Hours are popular biweekly meetings open to all UT students to discuss topics in national security, led by Clements Center Undergraduate Fellows. Previous topics have included the role of OSINT, Facebook’s Supreme Court, cybersecurity and hacking, great powers competition, and civil-military relations. During this lively discussion hour, students engage with each other,…

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Undergraduate Certificate in Security Studies

The Certificate in Security Studies recognizes students focusing on international and national security affairs. Through the certificate, students develop interdisciplinary expertise and professional experience in security studies, primarily consisting of diplomacy, defense, and intelligence, but also extending to homeland security, international affairs, international development, human rights, war, conflict, peace, and related fields. This transcript-recognized certificate…

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Graduate Portfolio Program in Security Studies

Graduate Portfolio Program in Security Studies The Graduate Portfolio in Security Studies is a transcript-recognized credential for students who complete an interdisciplinary focus in security studies. It provides graduate students an opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary expertise in security studies from a variety of interrelated fields, including diplomacy, defense, intelligence, national security policy, homeland security,…

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Predoctoral Fellowship

Consistent with the Clements Center’s mission areas of history, strategy, and statecraft, applicants from all disciplines whose research bears directly on foreign and defense policy, intelligence, or international security are welcome to apply. However, strong preference will be given to applicants pursuing a doctorate in history or whose research has a strong historical component of…

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Graduate Fellows Program

Graduate Fellows Program The Clements Graduate Fellows program aims to create a sense of community and intellectual exchange among doctoral students in history, political science, area studies, and public affairs. Students in these fields, too often isolated from one another by artificial disciplinary boundaries, have much to learn from one another in the study of…

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Undergraduate Fellows Program

Scholarship and policy work at the collegiate level begins with undergraduates, and the Clements Undergraduate Fellows Program is committed to teaching, mentorship, professional development, and research with UT-Austin’s youngest aspiring statesmen and scholars. A competitive application process will yield each academic year’s class of 30-40 Fellows. Fellows will convene monthly throughout the academic year to…

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London May Term: The Past, Present, and Future of the Transatlantic Alliance

In partnership with the world-renowned War Studies Department at King’s College London, the May Term in London provides exemplary students the opportunity to learn firsthand about the U.S./U.K. special relationship. The program is taught at King’s College London and includes visits to important landmarks in British cultural heritage and Anglo-American strategic history, as well as…

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Grants in History, Strategy, and Statecraft for Graduate Students

The Clements Center provides research funding for UT scholars and students. Funding is available on a competitive basis to support the research and publication of articles and books. Past sponsorship has included research trips to presidential libraries and support for paper presentations at academic conferences. This program is offered throughout the academic year. Strong preference…

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Postdoctoral Fellowship

Consistent with the Clements Center’s mission areas of history, strategy, and statecraft, applicants from all disciplines whose research bears directly on foreign and defense policy, intelligence, or international security are welcome to apply.  However, strong preference will be given to applicants with a doctorate in history or whose research has a strong historical component of…

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Student Professional Development Fund

Student Professional Development Fund The Clements Center awards funds to undergraduate and graduate students who secure unpaid internships in the fields of national security and foreign policy. Awards will be granted to those students whose work best reflects the mission and goals of the Clements Center. Past recipients have interned with the US Department of State, the Center…

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