DEADLINE EXTENDED: The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law is pleased to announce a call for applications for the third annual Next Generation Scholars program, a unique research and mentorship program for University of Texas undergraduate students. This is a one-year program, beginning in September 2012, which will match each selected student with a Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar who will serve as a mentor to the student in the awarded year.

Strauss Center Director Francis J. Gavin and former Deputy Secretary of State James B. Steinberg have published an essay in Foreign Policy on whether the U.S. should launch a preventive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities. In the article, the authors underscore the complexity of the decision facing U.S. policymakers and the limits of available tools to help them foresee the full consequences of either choice, despite various claims by academic theorists, historians, and pundits.

Please Join us for a live online book chat with Strauss Center Distinguished Scholars William Inboden and Jeremi Suri where they will discuss Nation-Building and International Security, as well as Suri's latest book Liberty's Surest Guardian: American Nation-Building from the Founders to Obama.  

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Michael Webber and Next Generation Project Texas Fellow Sheril Kirshenbaum are co-authors of this article on The Chronicle of Higher Education website. In a time when the energy sector must adapt to challenges involving the environment, the economy, and our national security, Webber and Kirshenbaum emphasizes the importance of energy education.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Terrence Chapman organized and hosted the 2012 Texas Triangle International Relations Conference, which took place on the University of Texas campus this Saturday, February 4. Speakers presented on a wide array of topics within the field of international relations. Strauss Center Director Frank Gavin, as well as Strauss Scholars Catherine Weaver and Pat McDonald, all served as discussants at the conference.

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