In the next installment of, "Where Are They Now?" the Strauss Center checks in with Elaine Sedenberg, a 2010-2011 Next Generation Scholar. Sedenberg was paired with Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Dr. Fredrick Chang, an expert in cybersecurity and information technology.


ANNOUNCING THE 7th ANNUAL


NATIONAL SECURITY LAW WORKSHOP

In a recent post for Foreign Policy's Shadow Government Blog, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and Clements Center Director Dr. William Inboden evaluates the validity of the prevailing wisdom that the intelligence community is to blame for recent failures like Edward Snowden. In his post, The Seven Impossible Demands Policymakers Place on Intelligence, Dr. Inboden argues that while there is certainly room for improvement, the pressures on and demands of the intelligence community must be taken into consideration. As Inboden points out, "intelligence is an instrument serving policy" and policymakers are ultimately responsible for what is asked of the intelligence community and what is done with the information they provide.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and UT Law Professor Derek Jinks was recognized by the American Society for International Law for his recent book, Socializing States: Promoting Human Rights through International Law. The book was selected for a 2014 Certificate of Merit for a Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship, one of just three given annually by ASIL.

In a recent article for Army AL&T Magazine, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and LBJ Professor Eugene Gholz examines the relationship between the Army, the defense industry, and Congress, and explores the affect this interaction has on the Army procurement budget. Gholz points out that strains on this relationship in recent years have negatively impacted the Army's ability to invest in the future, and argues that a new partnership is imperative.

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