The Strauss Center is pleased to announce the recipients of its Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Security Studies for the next academic year: Andrew Boutton of Pennsylvania State University (Political Science) and Kathleen Klaus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Political Science). The two will be in residence at the University of Texas at Austin for the 2014-15 academic year.

From April 3-4, the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the William P. Clements Jr. Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft hosted a public conference exploring the legal, policy, and technological environments in which the NSA operations. Audio and video from the conference, "The National Security Agency at the Crossroads," can be found below. Images of the conference as well as the invitation-only addresses can be found on our Flickr page. In-depth bios of all speakers can be found here.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholars Dr. Kate Weaver and Dr. Michael Findley will be offering summer 2014 internships to UT Austin graduate and undergraduate students through the Innovations for Peace and Development Program. More information on the internship and application process can be found below. The deadline for submission is Friday, April 18th at 5:00pm.

The conference has now ended. If you missed the live stream, check back on our website next week for video and audio of all public sessions.

The Intelligence Studies Project is a joint venture of the Strauss Center and Clements Center at the University of Texas at Austin, aiming to encourage policy-relevant academic inquiry into the past, present, and future of intelligence agencies and the legal, policy, and technological environments in which they operate.

Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Dr. Alan Kuperman participated in the discussion "Did the Military Intervention in Libya Succeed?" at the Cato Institute. This event commemorated the third anniversary of the launching of the air assault in Libya by the United States and allied countries. Although he concedes that perhaps it is yet too soon to make a definitive assessment, Dr. Kuperman considers that, as of now, the NATO intervention was an abysmal failure.

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