Laura Quaglia is a third-year PhD student in the Government department at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include national security policymaking and agenda-setting from a comparative perspective, specifically the reform in the U.S. intelligence community after 9/11 and on the diffusion of national security policies from the U.S. to the G20 countries. She is also a graduate research fellow with the Policy Agendas Project. Laura received her B.A. in International Relations and her M.A in International Strategic Studies from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Brazil.