Events

Upcoming Events

Isolationism: A History of America’s Efforts to Shield Itself from the World

Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | SRH 3.124, The LBJ School of Public Affairs
Charles Kupchan | Professor of International Affairs, Georgetown University; Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

On Thursday, February 29, the America in the World Consortium, the Clements Center for National Security and the Strauss Center for International Security and Law will host Charles Kupchan, Professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University and Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, for a book talk on his recent release Isolationism: A History of…

Moscow X: A Novel

Tuesday, Mar 05, 2024 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | SRH 3.122, The LBJ School of Public Affairs
David McCloskey | Former CIA Analyst

On Tuesday, March 5, the Clements-Strauss Intelligence Studies Project will host author and former CIA analyst David McCloskey for a talk on his recently released book, Moscow X: A Novel. Join us at 12:15 pm in SRH 3.122, The LBJ School of Public Affairs. David McCloskey is the author of the novels Moscow X and Damascus Station. His books have…

In the Nation’s Service: The Life and Times of George P. Shultz

Thursday, Mar 07, 2024 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | Bass Lecture Hall, The LBJ School of Public Affairs
Philip Taubman | Lecturer, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University

On Thursday, March 7, the Clements Center for National Security, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the LBJ Presidential Library and the UT-Austin History Department will host Philip Taubman, Lecturer at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, for a book talk on his recent release In the Nation’s Service: The Life…

Valiant Women: The Extraordinary American Servicewomen Who Helped Win World War II

Thursday, Mar 21, 2024 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | SRH 3.122, The LBJ School
Lena Andrews | Associate Research Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Policy; Former Military Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency

On Thursday, March 21, the Clements Center for National Security, the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, will host Lena Andrews, Associate Research Professor at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy and former military analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency, for a book talk on…

Black Hearts and Painted Guns: A Battalion’s Journey into Iraq’s Triangle of Death

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2024 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | RLP 1.302E, Patton Hall
Kelly Eads and Dan Morgan

On Tuesday, March 6, the Clements Center for National Security and the Army ROTC and the UT-Austin History Department will host Kelly Eads and Dan Morgan for a book talk on their recent release Black Hearts and Painted Guns: A Battalion’s Journey into Iraq’s Triangle of Death. Join us at 12:15 pm in RLP 1.302E, Patton…

How the Best Did It: Leadership Lessons From Our Top Presidents

Thursday, Apr 11, 2024 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | Bass Lecture Hall, The LBJ School of Public Affairs.
Talmage Boston | Historian; Partner, Dallas law firm Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP

On Thursday, April 11, the Clements Center for National Security and the LBJ Presidential Library will host Talmage Boston, historian and partner at the Dallas law firm Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP, for a book talk on his upcoming release How the Best Did It: Leadership Lessons From Our Top Presidents. Join us at…

Collisions: The Origins of the War in Ukraine and the New Global Instability

Thursday, Apr 18, 2024 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | SRH 3.122, The LBJ School of Public Affairs
Michael Kimmage | Professor of History, Catholic University

On Thursday, April 18, the Clements Center for National Security will host Michael Kimmage, Professor of History at Catholic University, for a book talk on his upcoming release Collisions: The Origins of the War in Ukraine and the New Global Instability. Join us at 12:15 pm in SRH 3.122, The LBJ School of Public Affairs….

Past Events

A Conversation with Sen. John Cornyn on National Security and Foreign Affairs

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2023 | 7:00 pm | Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

On Tuesday, October 10th, the UT-Austin Athenaeum, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the Clements Center for National Security, the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, and the Civitas Institute, hosted Senator John Cornyn at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center for a conversation on national security and foreign affairs, moderated by Bobby Chesney, Dean of…

We May Dominate the World: Ambition, Anxiety, and the Rise of the American Colossus

Thursday, Oct 05, 2023 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | RLP 1.302B, Patton Hall

On Thursday, October 5th, the America in the World Consortium, the Clements Center for National Security, and the Strauss Center for International Security and Law hosted Sean A. Mirski, lawyer and U.S. foreign policy scholar, for a book talk on his recent release We May Dominate the World: Ambition, Anxiety, and the American Colossus.  Sean Mirski…

A Conversation on The State of Foreign Affairs with Secretary Antony J. Blinken

Wednesday, Oct 04, 2023 | 1:00 pm | Hogg Memorial Auditorium

The Clements Center for National Security and the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law, with the support of the University of Texas at Austin, hosted a conversation on the state of foreign affairs with Secretary Antony J. Blinken, the 71st Secretary of State of the United States, on Wednesday, October 4, at 1:00 pm in Hogg Memorial Auditorium. Antony…

Trafficking Data: How China is Winning the Battle for Digital Sovereignty

Tuesday, Oct 03, 2023 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | RLP 1.302B, Patton Hall

On Monday, October 3rd, the Clements-Strauss Asia Policy Program hosted Aynne Kokas, C.K. Yen Professor at the Miller Center and an associate professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, for a book talk on her recent release Trafficking Data: How China is Winning the Battle for Digital Sovereignty, in RLP 1.302B, Patton Hall. Aynne…

Russian Opposition to Totalitarianism Rule

Thursday, Sep 21, 2023 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | Protho Theater, Harry Ransom Center

On Thursday, September 21, the Clements Center for National Security, the Center for European Studies and the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies hosted Alexander Podrabinek, Soviet and Russian human rights activist, for a public talk on “Russian Opposition to Totalitarianism Rule,” where he examined post-Soviet events that led to Putinism and the…

The Hard Road Out: One Woman’s Escape from North Korea

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2023 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm CT | Virtual - Zoom Webinar

On Wednesday, September 20th, the Clements-Strauss Asia Policy Program hosted Jihyun Park, author and political activist, for a book talk on her recent release The Hard Road Out: One Woman’s Escape from North Korea. Jihyun Park is a North Korean refugee who settled in the UK in 2008 after escaping North Korea twice. She is…

The War in Ukraine: On the Battlefield, in the Kremlin, and in the Courtroom  

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2023 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

On Wednesday, September 13, the Clements Center for National Security, the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, and the Clements-Strauss Intelligence Studies Project, hosted “The War in Ukraine: On the Battlefield, in the Kremlin, and in the Courtroom.” Ambassador Clint Williamson, Lead Coordinator of the Atrocity Crimes Advisory Group (ACA) for Ukraine, gave keynote remarks…

National Security Career Fair

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2023 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm | Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

The University of Texas at Austin’s National Security Career Fair was held on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center. This event was cosponsored by the Clements-Strauss Intelligence Studies Project and the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, in partnership with Texas Career Engagement and the LBJ School of Public Affairs.  Students met with federal, state, and private…

Intelligence Analysis: Making Sense of a Complex World

Thursday, Sep 07, 2023 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | SRH 3.122, The LBJ School of Public Affairs

On Thursday, September 7, 2023, the Strauss-Clements Intelligence Studies Project, Strauss Center for International Security and Law, and the Clements Center for National Security hosted Linda Weissgold, the former CIA Deputy Director for Analysis, for a public talk on intelligence analysis. Linda Weissgold served as the CIA’s Deputy Director for Analysis from March 2020 until April 2023.  In that role,…

Narratives of Civic Duty: How National Stories Shape Democracy in Asia

Thursday, Aug 24, 2023 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm | Virtual - Zoom Webinar

On Thursday, August 24th, the Clements-Strauss Asia Policy Program and the Center for East Asian Studies hosted Aram Hur, Kim Koo Chair in Korean Studies and Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University, for a book talk on her recent release “Narratives of Civic Duty: How National…