Clements Center
Clements Center

Research

The Clements Center produces and supports policy-relevant scholarship that addresses the most important national security issues facing our country now and in the coming decades. 

  • National Security Fellows are distinguished military and civilian leaders engaged in Clements Center programs.  
  • Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships are granted to promising young scholars who are pursuing academic or policy careers. Fellows are able to work on their own research and writing projects, while taking advantage of the many academic resources available at the University of Texas-Austin.
  • The Clements Center and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law are collaborating with the U.S. Intelligence Community on the Intelligence Studies Project to bring together scholars, policymakers, and intelligence officials to explore the past, present, and future of intelligence work. This includes workshops conducted with the National Security Agency, the National Intelligence Council, and senior intelligence and counterterrorism officials.
  • Bill Clements’ tenure as Deputy Secretary of Defense and service for Presidents Nixon, Ford, and Reagan produced an enormous amount of important documents that are scattered among presidential libraries and national archives. With the Clements Papers Project, the Clements Center is recovering and digitizing tens of thousands of documents and organizing them into searchable databases. This project makes previously unconnected documents easily accessible to researchers and helps preserve the memory of his legacy.
  • For the Clements Oral History Project, Clements Center scholars are interviewing senior Pentagon officials who worked with Clements, such as Secretary of the Air Force Thomas C. Reed, Secretary of the Navy John Warner, Secretary of the Army Martin Hoffmann, Undersecretary of the Army Norman R. Augustine, Admiral Kenneth M. Carr, and Undersecretary of Defense Malcolm Currie.

 

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