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Fall 2020 Newsletter

Dec 15, 2020

Take a look back at the Fall 202020 semester at the Clements Center! If you would like to subscribe to our Events or Newsletter email list, please sign up here.

Intelligence Studies Project Senior Fellow Paul Pope Contributes to LBJ School’s Policy Toolkit

Dec 15, 2020

Professor J. Paul Pope, a Senior Fellow with ISP, recently published an essay "Intelligence Lessons From COVID: Being ‘Right’ Is Not Enough" as part of the LBJ School’s “policy toolkit” on resiliency. In the essay, Professor Pope evaluates COVID as a potential intelligence failure and challenges the utility of the traditional “Intelligence Cycle” in assessing the performance of the intelligence community in warning of impending threats.

Twenty-nine LBJ School authors came together to craft interdisciplinary and resilience-based policy solutions, published in a toolkit called Resiliency in the Age of COVID-19. This toolkit comes as researchers from across The University of Texas at Austin continue to offer first-of-its-kind groundbreaking research and discovery in the fight against COVID and its long-lasting impacts on public health, business and the future of governance.

Jim Golby joins Fareed Zakaria on CNN to discuss the importance of having a civilian run the Pentagon

Dec 13, 2020

Jim Golby, Clements Center Senior Fellow, and Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN's The Global Public Square (GPS), look back at why generals have historically been kept away from serving as Secretary of Defense and discuss Biden's Secretary of Defense pick.

Senior Fellow Jim Golby Discusses His Concerns with President-elect Biden's Pick for Pentagon with NBC

Dec 10, 2020

Dr. Jim Golby further elucidates his concerns with the requirement for a waiver from Congress for Biden's latest pick for the Pentagon post. 

Jim Golby explains the importance of having a civilian Secretary of Defense on NPR

Dec 09, 2020

Clements Center Senior Fellow Jim Golby was featured on NPR's Morning Edition show, where he criticized President-Elect Biden's pick of retired Gen. Lloyd Austin As Pentagon Chief.