Intelligence Studies Project Director Steve Slick joined former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence for Community Management Joan Dempsey and The New Yorker Executive Editor and Author David Rohde on September 16 for a virtual meeting on “Trust and Distrust in the American Political System” hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations. Panelists discuss the intersection of U.S. politics and the theory of the “deep state,” including the devolution of public trust in government agencies and what effect this has, how to combat public distrust, and the role and responsibility of U.S. government agencies throughout history. Rand Corporation Senior Researcher Linda Robinson moderated.
Johns Hopkins University Press releases a timely and poignant collection of essays, including a co-authored chapter by Clements Center Director Will Inboden, on Covid-19 and World Order.
The Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin welcomes its 2020-21 class of pre and postdoctoral fellows. Peter Slezkine of Columbia University and Theo Milonopoulos of Columbia University are this year’s predoctoral fellows. Jaehan Park of Johns Hopkins SAIS is an America in the World predoctoral fellow who will remain in residence with us at the Clements Center. Dr. Emily Whalen (University of Texas) and Dr. Max von Bargen (Ohio State University) are this year’s postdoctoral fellows while 2019-2020 postdoctoral fellow Dr. deRasimes Combes (American University) has extended her fellowship through December. The Clements Center also welcomes Eli Lake to the team as our National Security Journalism Fellow.
The Intelligence Studies Project of the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the winner and two semifinalists in its sixth-annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security.
The recipient of the 2020 “Inman Award” for student scholarship on intelligence is Diana Bolsinger, a PhD candidate at UT’s LBJ School of Public Affairs. Her paper, “Though Not at Any Price:” LBJ, Pakistan, and Bargaining in an Asymmetric Intelligence Liaison Relationship, describes Cold War intelligence liaison between the U.S. and Pakistan and assesses the impact of these secret intelligence arrangements on this critical bilateral relationship.
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.
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