The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin provides the imagination, leadership and intellectual innovation required to help meet the challenges of the 21st century. It is designed to be a new kind of institution, one that engages the best minds in academia, government and the private sector in developing practical solutions to the pressing problems of an increasingly globalized world. The Center seeks the widest possible audience, enriching the public debate and giving guidance to decision-makers on how to respond to dangers and opportunities in global affairs.
Engages the world beyond the university: The Strauss Center bridges the gap between UT and the world outside by engaging policymakers, business and civic leaders and journalists. Creating new networks inspires innovative thinking about global affairs.
Conducts multidisciplinary research: Today’s global challenges are multi-dimensional. They cannot be solved by one discipline alone. The Center brings together scholars from across campus to tackle the most difficult global issues.
Prepares the next generation of leaders: Throughout his career, Ambassador Strauss has championed new and varied voices. The Strauss Center continues this tradition of mentorship by supporting the work of promising undergraduate and graduate students.
Promotes civil, responsible discussion: In advising presidents of both parties, Ambassador Strauss embodied the value that guides our efforts: civility. The Strauss Center is nonpartisan and encourages the free and open exchange of ideas.
Learn more about the Strauss Center in our brochure celebrating our five years of existence.