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Undergraduate Fellow Patrick O'Connor Debuts "Implied Powers Podcast"

Nov 06, 2020

Clements Center Undergraduate Fellow Patrick O'Connor releases inaugural episode "Machiavelli and the American Presidency," a discussion on the use of force, domestic conflict, and the 2020 election with Clements Center Associate Director Paul Edgar for Implied Powers podcast series. 

Faculty Fellow Joshua Busby analyzes recent polling data on international engagement for Foreign Policy

Nov 03, 2020

A new article for Foreign Policy from Joshua Busby, distinguished scholar at the Strauss Center,  makes the claim for a much smaller divide between the U.S. foreign policy establishment and the public at large that previously thought. With support from both the Strauss and Clements Centers the recent polling shows that "contrary to the notion that the foreign policy establishment and the public are moving further apart, the gap between the two has actually narrowed during the Trump presidency."

2021 Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Applications open

Nov 02, 2020

The Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking applications from recent PhD recipients for its Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and from current PhD candidates for its Predoctoral Fellowship Program. Applications are due January 29, 2021.

2021 Summer Seminar in History and Statecraft Applications Open

Nov 01, 2020

Applications are now open for our sixth annual seminar! The 2021 Summer Seminar will be held from July 18 - 23 at the Pines Resort in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Apply by Sunday, February 15th.

A Conversation about COVID: Pandemics and National Security

Oct 26, 2020

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Dr. Michele Malvesti, professor at the LBJ School and Senior National Security Fellow at the Clements and Strauss Centers at the University of Texas at Austin, and Dr. Julie Schafer, chief technology officer for Flu Lab, discuss how the response to the COVID-19 pandemic is coming along. They talk about issues related to the development of vaccines and to what extent the response to the pandemic has conformed with planning assumptions. The episode explores what we can learn to help our response to future pandemics and other biological threats.