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Esteemed UT History professor, William Roger Louis, announces retirement

Jun 29, 2020

The University of Texas History Department today announced that William Roger Louis, Kerr Chair of English History and Culture, will be retiring from the University on August 31, 2020. “Please join me in congratulating Roger on his retirement and in celebrating his illustrious career here at UT and in the historical profession generally,” said Jacqueline Jones, History Department Chair.

Roger Louis has taught at UT for 50 years. He currently serves as Historical Adviser at the Harry Ransom Center. He is a past president of the American Historical Association. With William S. Livingston, in 1975 he created the Faculty Seminar on British Studies, which until recently has never cancelled or postponed a single Friday afternoon session. He edited twelve volumes of Adventures with Britannia, which collected outstanding lectures delivered to the seminar.

Among his other accomplishments: He has served as Editor-in-Chief of the Oxford History of the British Empire; and as a regular reviewer for the Wall Street JournalTimes Literary Supplement, and English Historical Review. He received 

the Civitatis Award (presented by the UT President “in recognition of dedicated and meritorious service to the university above and beyond the regular expectations of teaching, research and service”). 

During his tenure at UT he has served as President of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers; Chair of the Historical Advisory Committee, US Department of State; Senior Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center; Visiting Scholar, Brookings Institution; Kluge Chair, Library of Congress; and Commander of the British Empire (awarded by the Queen for professional achievement). He received the Benson Medal of the Royal Society of Literature, recipients of which include E.M. Forster, Philip Larkin, and Lytton Strachey. He also has been the Chichele Lecturer, All Souls College, Oxford.

“Roger, I know I speak for the History faculty, students, and staff in thanking you for your service at UT and in wishing you the best during this next chapter of your life,” Jones added. 

(Republished from UT History Department release)

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Austin, TX - As part of our efforts to recruit the top national security scholars and practitioners to the University of Texas at Austin, the Clements Center is excited to announce that Dr. Jim Golby will be joining our ranks later this summer. Dr. Golby will be a Senior Fellow with the Clements Center and a Lecturer in the Government Department. His position reflects the Clements and Seay families’ ongoing commitment to growing our work in national security research, teaching, and policy engagement. 

The Clements Center welcomes Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens

May 06, 2020

Austin, TX - As part of our efforts to recruit the top national security scholars and practitioners to the University of Texas at Austin, the Clements Center is excited to announce that Dr. Sheena Chestnut Greitens will be be joining our ranks later this summer. Dr. Greitens’ position is supported by a Chair established jointly by the Clements Center and the Strauss Center, and is the latest example of the cooperation of the two centers and the LBJ School in advancing the national prominence of UT in the realms of national security and foreign affairs. Dr. Greitens will be a Faculty Fellow with the Clements Center, in addition to her roles as a Distinguished Scholar with the Strauss Center for International Security and Law and an Associate Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs.