Clements Center
Clements Center


The Clements Center creates a network of scholars and practitioners dedicated to history, strategy, and statecraft. It disseminates the program's intellectual capital through public events, conferences, and workshops. 

  • During the fall and spring semesters, the Clements Center hosts a variety of campus talks by scholars and national security policymakers, including a current series on Women in National Security. The Center has been honored to host sitting and former Cabinet members and Ambassadors and several Pulitzer Prize-winning authors. 
  • Each fall, the Clements Center partners with the Strauss Center for International Security and Law to host the Texas National Security Forum, a nationally recognized conference on campus connecting students and the UT community with statesmen and scholars discussing a theme of particular current relevance. The fifth annual 2018 forum "The Return of Great Power Competition" featured four United States Senators and a Special Conversation on Global Threats.
  • Each spring, the Clements Center's Intelligence Studies Project hosts a campus symposium that focuses on an aspect of U.S. Intelligence. The 2019 Symposium, "Intelligence in Transition," featured Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Susan Gordon as the keynote speaker, as well as many notable panelists from the intelligence community.