U.S. Senator Marco Rubio Addressed Packed Auditorium at the University of Texas

Apr 16, 2014

Distinguished guests, UT students, and members of the public heard the Senator touch on many foreign policy topics including the current situation in Ukraine, the crisis in Syria, and the escalation of Iran’s nuclear program. As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the Senator has a unique vantage point on our national security and stated that the leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden are “the single most damaging revelation of American secrets in our history.”

After the Q&A, Professor Inboden joked with the Senator that at the University of Texas we are serious about many things, but mostly about football. Afterwards, he presented the Senator with a personalized UT football jersey. 

The Clements Center would like to thank all if its co-sponsors for a successful event. They include the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, the LBJ Future Forum, the College Republicans at Texas, the Alexander Hamilton Society, the Barry Goldwater Society, the Texas Federalist SocietyAEI on Campus, AEI Enterprise Club, the Chicano/Hispanic Law Student Association, the Hispanic Leadership Initiative, and the Texas Politics Project.

Rubio Will George-cropped

Press coverage of the event can be found here:

The Alcalde: http://alcalde.texasexes.org/2014/04/we-dont-live-in-the-ideal-world-rubio-talks-foreign-policy-at-ut/

The Daily Texan: http://www.dailytexanonline.com/news/2014/04/15/sen-marco-rubio-discusses-foreign-policy-in-talk

KEYE-TV: http://m.keyetv.com/article?id=4512590&categoryid=353&election=&provider=

KXAN: http://kxan.com/2014/04/15/texas-visit-brings-rubio-onto-turf-of-cruz-perry/

Austin American-Statesman: http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/marco-rubio-edward-snowdens-leaks-the-most-damagin/nfbKD/?icmp=statesman_internallink_textlink_apr2013_statesmanstubtomystatesman_launch

Tampa Bay Times: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/rubio-in-texas-says-terrorists-training-in-syria-could-attack-us/2175312

Miami Herald: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/04/15/4060409/texas-visit-brings-rubio-onto.html

Houston Chronicle: http://blog.chron.com/texaspolitics/2014/04/rubio-terrorists-may-use-syria-to-wage-attacks-on-u-s/

CBS Dallas: http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/04/15/rubio-visiting-texas-for-ut-address/