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.
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.
"The last time the United States faced an election with such profound stakes for national security was 1980. The parallels to today are something to behold," writes our Executive Director Dr. Will Inboden in his latest for The Globe and Mail.
In the Los Angeles Times article "Dreams of a Red Emperor: The relentless rise of Xi Jinping," Alice Su gives an in-depth profile on Xi Jinping. Faculty Fellow Sheena Greitens notes that Xi “does not perceive his power to be completely consolidated, even eight years in,” which could lead to a campaign for an unprecedented third term in 2022.
Sheena Chestnut Greitens, associate professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs and a Faculty Fellow for the Clements Center for National Security, joined the U.S. Asia Institute's podcast series "Asia Unscripted." Greitens and Laura Silver, senior researcher at Pew Research Center, discuss Pew Research Center's recently published report about American views towards China.
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