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Now accepting applications for 2020 Student Internship Funding

Feb 24, 2020

Applications are now open for the Clements Center's Student Professional Development Fund. Eligible students may apply to receive funding to offset the costs of an unpaid internship in national security. Visit our programs page for details. The application window closes on May 1st. 

Strength, Wisdom, and Israel's Character

Feb 21, 2020

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, we listen in on a talk given by Ambassador Dennis Ross, former special envoy to the middle east peace process. Ambassador Ross discusses his new book, “Be Strong and of Good Courage: How Israel’s Most Important Leaders Shaped its Destiny,” in which he describes four Israeli leaders who he asserts made decisions for the good of the state rather than their own political benefit. He discusses this in the broader context of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and in particular evaluates the new plan put forward by the Trump administration. 

Assassination at Sheridan Circle

Feb 14, 2020

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Alan McPherson, the Thomas J. Freany Jr. Professor of History and director of the Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy of Temple University, comes to the University of Texas to talk about his book, Ghosts of Sheridan Circle. McPherson discusses the September 1976 car bomb assassination of the former Chilean ambassador to the United States Orlando Letelier, and human right activist Ronni Moffitt, at Sheridan Circle in Washington, D.C. Agents of the Chilean secret police under President Augusto Pinochet carried out the murders. Letelier had served briefly as the Chilean ambassador to the United States under President Salvador Allende, who Pinochet had overthrown in a 1973 coup. 

Former Graduate Fellow Andrew Stravers co-authors article on host-nation public opinion toward U.S. military deployment in the American Political Science Review

Feb 11, 2020

"Outside the Wire: U.S. Military Deployments and Public Opinion in Host States" developed out of a project Stravers developed as a Graduate Fellow with the Clements Center. The article examines how different forms of exposure to a U.S. military presence in a country affect host citizens' attitudes toward the U.S. military, government, and people.

Now accepting applications for our 2020-21 Undergraduate Fellows cohort

Feb 10, 2020

Applications for our 2020-21 Undergraduate Fellows program are now open! Applications are due by Friday, April 17th at 10:59pm CT. We are hosting an information session about the program on Thursday, March 5th at 4:30pm in FAC 328.