Today we remember the 40th anniversary of Bill Clements' historic inauguration as the 42nd Governor of Texas. On January 16, 1979, Bill Clements took the oath of office and assumed governorship over the State of Texas. During the course of his two nonconsecutive terms as governor, the former Deputy Secretary of Defense and oil company executive successfully pared down the state’s budget, improved public schools, diversified the economy, and made strides in improving Texas’ relations with Mexico. On this special anniversary, we honor his enduring legacy of leadership and public service to our state and our nation.
On Friday, November 30, the Clements Center, Strauss Center, and Intelligence Studies Project convened senior policymakers to discuss "The Return of Great Power Competition" at the fifth annual Texas National Security Forum.
The Clements Center for National Security offers its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Cowden Ward, Jr., reportedly the pilot of the P-51D Mustang that went down in Fredericksburg, Texas, on Saturday, and to the loved ones of his passenger, 93-year-old Vincent Losada.
UT-Austin's Intelligence Studies Project and the Texas National Security Network announce the 2019 Texas Intelligence Academy (TIA), an intensive academic program focused on intelligence and national security from May 20 - 30, 2019 in Washington, D.C.