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Student Spotlight: Brianna Kablack interns at New America, researching terrorist designations in countries around the world

Jul 22, 2020

The Clements Center's Student Professional Development Fund provides UT undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to intern at some of the top governmental and non-governmental organizations across the world by providing monetary support for unpaid positions.

Brianna Kablack is a Master of Global Policy Studies candidate at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. She specializes in Security, Law, and Diplomacy with interests in Middle East security and domestic terrorism. Brianna is spending this summer researching the geopolitical implications of COVID-19 alongside Executive Director Will Inboden and writing on the national security implications of domestic unrest with Nick Rasmussen. Additionally, Brianna is interning at New America with the International Security Program. At New America, Brianna is researching terrorist designations in countries around the world and assisting with a Coronavirus daily brief. Brianna is thankful for the Clements Center's Security Studies Portfolio, which provided her the academic background needed to excel in her summer positions. With the help of the Clements Center, Brianna hopes to publish her research on shifting national security priorities and continue developing her professional network.