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National Security Challenges Ahead for the United States

National Security Challenges Ahead for the United States

An event co-sponsored by the Clements Center, Alexander Hamilton Society, Barry Goldwater Society, and AEI on Campus
Thursday, Feb 13, 2014 | 5:30 pm | Bass Lecture Hall

John R. Bolton, a diplomat and a lawyer, has spent many years in public service. From August 2005 to December 2006, he served as the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations. From 2001 to 2005, he was under secretary of state for arms control and international security.

Moral Man and Immoral Foreign Policy: The Ironies of International Politics

Moral Man and Immoral Foreign Policy: The Ironies of International Politics

Sponsored by the Clements Center
Monday, Feb 10, 2014 | 12:15 pm | Eastwoods Room, Texas Union

Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. serves as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world. 

Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence After 9/11

Blinking Red: Crisis and Compromise in American Intelligence After 9/11

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).
 
The Global Politics of Palestinian Liberation, 1967-1975 with Paul Chamberlin

The Global Politics of Palestinian Liberation, 1967-1975 with Paul Chamberlin

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.

Explaining Violence Against Civilians: Leadership Deficits and Militant Group Tactics

Explaining Violence Against Civilians: Leadership Deficits and Militant Group Tactics

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.

Can the Press Cover Religion Fairly? with Mark Oppenheimer

Can the Press Cover Religion Fairly? with Mark Oppenheimer

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

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.

Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House

Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House

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.

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

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.

Paul Rahe

Paul Rahe

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.

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