The University of Texas at Austin's Intelligence Studies Project (ISP) hosted its fifth annual Intelligence Studies Project Symposium. This year's Symposium "Intelligence in Transition" featured a keynote address by the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Susan Gordon. This event is co-sponsored by the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law, the Clements Center for National Security, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
AUSTIN, Texas - Nicholas “Nick” Rasmussen, the former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), and Dr. Michele Malvesti, a scholar and former White House counterterrorism advisor, will teach and advise students at the University of Texas-Austin. Rasmussen and Malvesti will hold joint appointments as Senior National Security Fellows at UT’s Strauss Center for International Security and Law, Clements Center for National Security, and Intelligence Studies Project.
Congratulations to the Clements Center for National Security’s Predoctoral Fellow Mary Elizabeth Walters who will be joining the History Department at Kansas State University as an Assistant Professor in August, 2019. Her research examines peace operations, military culture, and civil-military relations broadly conceived. Walters is completing her dissertation on the 1999 Kosovo Refugee Crisis at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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.