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Director of the Intelligence Studies Project, Stephen Slick, makes the case for American safety this November in Foreign Policy

Oct 09, 2020

Stephen Slick, Director of the Intelligence Studies Project, a joint partnership between the Clements Center for National Security and the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, dives into the implications for American Safety in this year's presidential election for Foreign Policy.

ISP Director Stephen Slick participates in "Trust and Distrust in the American Political System" hosted by Council on Foreign Relations

Sep 21, 2020

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.

Getting Smart on Pandemics: Intelligence in the Wake of COVID-19

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Apr 20, 2020

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, we listen to a discussion moderated by Steve Slick of the Intelligence Studies Project about the role of intelligence in the COVID-19 pandemic. Slick is joined by Bobby Chesney, director of the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, Paul Pope, senior fellow at the Intelligence Studies Project, and Calder Walton, assistant director of the Applied History Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Their conversation touches on whether the failure to properly anticipate and warn about the novel coronavirus constitutes an intelligence failure, what changes might be required in the intelligence community in the wake of the pandemic, and what type of investigation or inquiry might be appropriate in order to learn lessons and incorporate changes for both the intelligence community and the whole of government moving forward.

Texas National Security Network at UT Austin sponsors poll confirming sustained public confidence in U.S. Intelligence

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Jul 11, 2019

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs recently published results from the second round of an annual poll, sponsored by the Texas National Security Network at the University of Texas at Austin, which aims to shed light on Americans’ perceptions of the intelligence community. Steve Slick (Intelligence Studies Project Director), Joshua Busby (Clements Center Faculty Fellow), and Kingsley Burns (Chancellors Scholar and Clements Center Graduate Portfolio student) co-authored a summary of the findings in Lawfare. 

Horns of a Dilemma: Seeing Beyond the Horizon – Intelligence Challenges in a Rapidly Changing World

Apr 25, 2019

In the final installment of the 2019 Intelligence Studies Project Symposium, Susan Gordon, principal deputy director of national intelligence, delivers the keynote address. Following the keynote, she sat down with Stephen Slick, director of the Intelligence Studies Project, to discuss intelligence in transition.