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Director of Graduate Studies Mark Atwood Lawrence named Director of the LBJ Presidential Library

Nov 19, 2019

The Clements Center offers its warm and enthusiastic congratulations to Dr. Mark Lawrence, our Director of Graduate Studies, on his appointment as Director of the LBJ Library. 

God, Oil and American Power Podcast

Nov 15, 2019

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Darren Dochuk, associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, discusses his new book, Anointedwith Oil: How Christianity and Crude Made Modern America. Dochuk explores how oil grafted itself to the soul of the United States and became part of its identity. He uses the term wildcat Christianity“ to describe the actions of oil prospectors who used the profits from their ventures to support Christian missionary endeavors around the world and traces how the religious identity and cultural identity of the United States are intertwined with this natural resource.

Influence Operations and Active Measures: The History of Soviet and Russian Political Warfare in the West Podcast

Nov 08, 2019

In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma, Will Inboden sits down with Professor Paul Pope and Dr. Kiril Avramov of the Intelligence Studies Project and Dr. Calder Walton, assistant director of the Applied History Program at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, to discuss the history of influence operations and active measures by the Soviet Union and Russia. Their wide-ranging discussion covers everything from Soviet active measures in Chile, to the theory of reflexive control that governed the Soviet strategy of conducting influence operations, to the response in the United States to Operation JADE HELM, Russian interference in the 2016 election, and the role of social media in advancing political warfare goals. Join us for a fascinating conversation about history that has urgent implications for today.

Predoctoral fellow Jaehan Park co-authors new article on geopolitical tensions between Japan and South Korea for War on the Rocks

Nov 07, 2019

Jaehan Park and his co-author Takuya Matsuda of King's College London argue that geopolitics underlies the current tension between Japan and South Korea. 

Applications for 2020-21 predoctoral & postdoctoral fellows open through February 3rd

Oct 07, 2019

Join the University of Texas at Austin's premier center for the study of history, strategy, and statecraft! We are now accepting applications for our 2020-21 predoctoral & postdoctoral fellowship program. Visit our Programs page for details and deadlines.