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Clay Katsky

Clay Katsky

Clay Silver Katsky focuses on Cold War history with a particular emphasis on Congress and the oversight of covert action. He is especially interested in how power has been shared between the executive and legislative branches of government in terms of national defense. Clay received his MA in U.S. diplomatic history from George Washington University, and interned as a FOIA assistant at the National Security Archive while writing his thesis on the changing oversight arrangement between Congress and the CIA during the Cold War. Now a PhD student at UT-Austin, he plans to continue his research on covert action and congressional accountability, with a special emphasis on US-Latin American relations. Prior to attending UT Austin, Clay obtained his B.A. in History from Pace University, New York and his M.A. in History from George Washington University.