Clements Center
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Working Together and Expanding Our Reach

In 2018, a team of scholar-practitioners from UT’s Clements Center, Duke University, and Johns Hopkins University launched a consortium for joint efforts to better prepare the next generation to confront geopolitical challenges and understand the advancement of American national interests abroad. The America in the World Consortium (“AWC”) invests in exceptional young doctoral and masters students and convenes some of the best thought leaders from academia and policy for relevant scholarship.

The Clements Center is pleased to host for 2020-21 three AWC-funded scholars: Dr. Max von Bargen; and predoctoral scholar Theo Milonopoulos (Columbia); and AWC cross train predoctoral scholar Jaehan Park (Johns Hopkins).  We also sent UT predoctoral scholars Clay Katsky and Ashlyn Hand to Johns Hopkins for AWC cross training this year. 

In June, 2020, the Consortium held its first event, a policy workshop that tackled issues of American internationalism through a series of four papers.  The group also welcomed keynote speakers, Wyndee Parker, National Security Advisor to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; and Robert Karen, National Security Advisor to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Workshop papers by additional speakers are available below.

AWC Papers

Authors: Hal Brands, Peter Feaver and Will Inboden

America in the World Consortium

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presented by:

Robert Chesney

Robert Chesney

James Baker Chair and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs | The University of Texas School of Law

Director | Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin

Matthew Waxman

Matthew Waxman

Liviu Librescu Professor of Law | Columbia Law School

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy | Council on Foreign Relations