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Assassination at Sheridan Circle

Feb 14, 2020

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Alan McPherson, the Thomas J. Freany Jr. Professor of History and director of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy of Temple University, comes to the University of Texas to talk about his book, Ghosts of Sheridan Circle. McPherson discusses the September 1976 car bomb assassination of the former Chilean ambassador to the United States Orlando Letelier, and human right activist Ronni Moffitt, at Sheridan Circle in Washington, D.C. Agents of the Chilean secret police under President Augusto Pinochet carried out the murders. Letelier had served briefly as the Chilean ambassador to the United States under President Salvador Allende, who Pinochet had overthrown in a 1973 coup. 

Former Graduate Fellow Andrew Stravers co-authors article on host-nation public opinion toward U.S. military deployment in the American Political Science Review

Feb 11, 2020

"Outside the Wire: U.S. Military Deployments and Public Opinion in Host States" developed out of a project Stravers developed as a Graduate Fellow with the Clements Center. The article examines how different forms of exposure to a U.S. military presence in a country affect host citizens' attitudes toward the U.S. military, government, and people.

Now accepting applications for our 2020-21 Undergraduate Fellows cohort

Feb 10, 2020

Applications for our 2020-21 Undergraduate Fellows program are now open! Applications are due by Friday, April 17th at 10:59pm CT. We are hosting an information session about the program on Thursday, March 5th at 4:30pm in FAC 328.

How an Obscure National Security Council Staffer Changed the Balkans

Jan 24, 2020

John Gans, director of communications and research at Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania, gives a talk at the University of Texas at Austin to discusses his book, White House Warriors: How the National Security Council Transformed the American Way of War. In this talk, Gans focuses on the career and the accomplishments of a single NSC staffer, who ultimately perished during his duties in Bosnia. He uses the story of Nelson Drew as a way to illustrate both the power and the process that exists within the NSC. 

Postdoctoral fellow deRaismes Combes contributes essay to the H-Diplo Roundtable on Teaching the American Empire Debate

Jan 23, 2020

Dr. Combes joins fellow experts in deliberating the pedagogy on the American Empire Debate for this H-Diplo Teaching Roundtable.