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.
Intelligence Studies Project Director Steve Slick and LBJ School Associate Professor Josh Busby recently published with the Chicago Council of World Affairs the results of ISP’s third-annual national poll measuring the public’s views on US intelligence.
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.
Dr. Bianca Adair, an officer in the Directorate of Operations at the Central Intelligence Agency, will serve as the Resident Intelligence Officer at the University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs from Fall 2020 to Fall 2022.
Jeune Kim, a Master's candidate at the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs, and an affiliate with the Clements Center as a Professional Development Fund and Security Studies Portfolio student, has had her newest op-ed published as part of Human Rights in North Korea's "NK Hidden Gulag Blog." She discusses the legitimacy of diplomatic engagement with the North Korean regime while it continues rampant abuse of human rights.
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