An event co-sponsored by the Clements Center and Strauss Center
Thursday, Jan 23, 2014 | 12:15 pm | SRH 3.122
After the September 11 attacks, the 9/11 Commission argued that the United States needed a powerful leader, a spymaster, to forge the scattered intelligence bureaucracies into a singular enterprise to vanquish America’s new enemies—stateless international terrorists. In the midst of the 2004 presidential election, Congress and the president remade the post–World War II national security infrastructure in less than five months, creating the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and a National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC).
An event co-sponsored by the Clements Center, Middle Eastern Studies, and the LBJ School
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 | 4:00 pm | GAR 4.100
Between 1967 and 1975 the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) burst onto the world stage and transformed the contours of the Arab-Israeli dispute.
Allan Stam and Philip Potter of the University of Michigan
Monday, Nov 18, 2013 | 12:15 pm | SRH 3.124
Certain types of militant groups are more likely to inflict violence on civilians—those suffering from leadership deficits. These deficits exacerbate the principal-agent problem between leaders and foot soldiers, who have stronger incentives to attack civilians.
Co-sponsored by the Clements Center, School of Journalism and the Department of Religious Studies
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 | 12:15 pm | Eastwoods Room, Texas Union
It is a fact that most newspaper reporters, at least at the highest-circulation newspapers, are left-of-center in their politics; a substantial majority are also more secular than they are religious. So that is one set of challenges that faces the news media in covering religion fairly.
Diplomacy, Alliances and War: Anglo-American Perspectives on History and Strategy in the September 11th Era
An event co-sponsored by the Clements Center, Strauss Center, and King's College London
Friday, Nov 01, 2013 | 8:00 am | AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
In the immediate aftermath of the Sept 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, the Blair Government and the Bush Administration forged an extremely robust strategic partnership. This collaboration began with the close personal relationship between the two leaders, and came to encompass tight operational cooperation in the military, diplomatic, and intelligence realms, all of which together defined a new phase of the US-UK “Special Relationship” as it entered the 21st century.
An event co-sponsored by the Clements Center, Strauss Center and School of Journalism
Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 | 12:00 pm | LBJ Library Atrium
Peter Baker will be speaking at the LBJ Library on Thursday, October 31st about his new book Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House. The talk will begin at noon and refreshments will be served at 11:30am.
A talk co-sponsored by the Clements Center, History Department, LBJ School, and the Institute for Historical Studies
Tuesday, Oct 29, 2013 | 4:00 pm | GAR 4.100
Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman began writing at age 15 as the Publications Coordinator for a women's center in Southern California, where she organized a variety of innovative projects for young people and adults.
The Primacy of Domestic Policy: A Critique of Hans Morgenthau
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 | 12:15 pm | Eastwoods Room, Texas Union
Sixty-five years ago, Hans J. Morgenthau published a weighty tome, entitled Politics Among Nations, that took the American academy by storm.
An event co-sponsored by the Clements Center, Strauss Center, Sanford School of Public Policy, and Triangle Institute
Thursday, May 16, 2013 | | Duke University
What role do historical knowledge and historical analogies play in decision-making processes in foreign policy? What role should they play? Policymakers and historians alike have long grappled with these questions, but rarely in a sustained or systematic fashion. This conference brings together a group of distinguished scholars and policy practitioners to consider these questions.
The History Behind the Hustle: Petrodollars, Abscam, and the Arab-American Political Activism, 1973-1981
Co-sponsored by the Clements Center and Middle Eastern Studies
| | History Department, First Floor
The sharp spike in the price of oil in the early 1970s provided petroleum-producing countries with enormous revenues--petrodollars--to invest in the global economy. By the second half of the decade, there was widespread fear in the United States that Arab governments, companies, and individuals were using their vast wealth the "buy up America."