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Prospects for Civil-Military Relations During a Biden-Harris Administration

Prospects for Civil-Military Relations During a Biden-Harris Administration

Tuesday, Dec 01, 2020 | 5:00 pm CST | Zoom

On Tuesday, December 1st, the Clements Center for National Security hosted a discussion on "Prospects for Civil-Military Relations During a Biden-Harris Administration." We heard from Kori Schake, Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and former Director for Defense Strategy and Requirement, National Security Council, Peter Feaver, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Duke University and former Special Advisor for Strategic Planning, National Security Council, and Lt. Gen. David W. Barno, USA (Ret.) is a Visiting Professor of Strategic Studies and Senior Fellow at the Merrill Center in the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Jim Golby, Clements Center Senior Fellow, former Army Senior Strategist and former Special Adviser to the Vice President, moderated this discussion. 

America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Chairman, AllianceBernstein, former President World Bank
Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm CST | Zoom

On Wednesday, November 18, the Clements Center will be hosting Robert Zoellick, Chairman of AllianceBernstein and former president of the World Bank, for a virtual book talk on his recently released book America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign PolicyPlease join us from 12:15 - 1:30 pm CST. Registration begins at 12:00 pm.

Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World

Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World

Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution and Stanford University, former National Security Advisor
Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm CDT | Zoom

On Thursday, October 29, the Clements Center for National Security hosted Lt. General H.R. McMaster, U.S. Army, ret., Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and former National Security Advisor, for a virtual book talk on his recently released book Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World

Undaunted: My Fight Against America’s Enemies, At Home and Abroad

Undaunted: My Fight Against America’s Enemies, At Home and Abroad

Monday, Oct 26, 2020 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm CDT | Zoom

On Monday, October 26, The University of Texas at Austin's Intelligence Studies Project, Clements Center for National Security, and Strauss Center for International Security and Law hosted former CIA Director John Brennan for a virtual book talk on his recently released book, Undaunted: My Fight Against America’s Enemies, At Home and AbroadDirector Brennan was joined in a conversation on national security with former UT Chancellor and Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, Adm. William McRaven. 

Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation

Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation

Introductory remarks by Jay Hartzell, President, University of Texas at Austin
Monday, Oct 19, 2020 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm CDT | Zoom

On Monday, October 19, the Clements Center for National Security and The Bech-Loughlin First Amendment Center hosted David A. French, Senior Editor of The Dispatch and formerly President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and Senior Counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, and University of Texas at Austin President Jay Hartzell, on French's recently published Divided We Fall: America's Secession Threat and How to Restore Our Nation. French focused on the importance of free speech and pluralism to America's strength, and also discuss how division at home threatens our national security abroad. This event was part of UT's participation in national Free Speech Week.

The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III

The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III

Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm CDT | Zoom

On Thursday, October 15, the Clements Center for National Security and Strauss Center for International Security and Law hosted Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for The New York Times, and Susan B. Glasser, staff writer at The New Yorker, for a virtual book talk on their recently released biography on James Baker, The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III

The Abandonment of the West: The History of an Idea in American Foreign Policy

The Abandonment of the West: The History of an Idea in American Foreign Policy

Professor and Department Chair, Department of History, The Catholic University of America
Thursday, Oct 08, 2020 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm CDT | Zoom

On Thursday, October 8, the Clements Center for National Security and the University of Texas History Department hosted Michael Kimmage, Professor and Department Chair, Department of History at The Catholic University of America for a virtual talk  on his recently published book The Abandonment of the West: The History of an Idea in American Foreign Policy

It's Not Just Over There: The American Commitment to the Korean Peninsula

It's Not Just Over There: The American Commitment to the Korean Peninsula

Tuesday, Oct 06, 2020 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm CDT | Zoom

On Tuesday, October 6, the Clements Center for National Security, the Stimson Center and Stimson’s 38 North program, and the Korean Defense Veterans Association (KDVA) hosted "It's Not Just Over There: The American Commitment to the Korean Peninsula." Featured speakers included General (Ret.) Vincent K. Brooks, President, Korea Defense Veterans Association (KDVA) and Clements Center Distinguished Senior Fellow, and Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens, Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT-Austin and Clements Center Senior Fellow.

Pandemic Planning and Response Part II: High Stakes and Tough Decisions Revisited

Pandemic Planning and Response Part II: High Stakes and Tough Decisions Revisited

Chief Technology Officer, Flu Lab
Thursday, Oct 01, 2020 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm CDT | Zoom

On Thursday, October 1, 2020, the Clements Center for National Security and Strauss Center for International Security and Law welcomed back Dr. Julie Schafer for a second conversation on the tough decisions governments face in responding to pandemics.

November Elections: The Consequences for American Foreign Policy

November Elections: The Consequences for American Foreign Policy

Clements Center for National Security
Tuesday, Sep 29, 2020 | 12:15 - 1:30 pm CDT | Zoom

On Tuesday, September 29, the Clements Center's own Will Inboden, Executive Director, and Jim Golby, Senior Fellow, hosted a virtual event "November Elections: The Candidates on American Foreign Policy" at 12:15 pm CDT. 

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