Mark Jbeily, a 2012-13 Strauss Center Next Generation Scholar, has been awarded a 2015 ​Marshall Scholarship. Mark will be pursing an MPhil in International Relations at Oxford University during his first year, followed by an MA in International Relations at King's College London during his second year. Jbeily is currently a Plan II/Government major at UT Austin and a Clements Center Undergraduate Fellow. During his time as a Strauss Center Next Gen Scholar he worked with former Center Director, Dr. Francis Gavin. Congratulations to Mark for this huge accomplishment!

In a recent piece in the Texas Exes Alcalde magazine, Strauss Center Director and UT Law Professor Robert Chesney discusses the drone revolution with author Andrew Roush. In the article entitled Up in the Air, Chesney likens the proliferation of drones to the birth of aviation “with an Information Age twist.” While groundbreaking, Chesney warns that drones come with their own set of challenges, not least of which are the threat they pose to privacy and their vulnerability to compromise.

Distinguished Scholar Dr. Terri Givens recently participated in a discussion on the rise of nationalism in Europe for Canadian TVO's The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Hate in Europe. In the segment, Givens explains that the increasing support for far-right political parties across the continent, with some variation from country to country, responds to major social changes over the past thirty years. Even though these parties now have influence over the European parliament, Givens argues that their impact will be relatively limited, mostly centered on slowing things down and influencing discourses on immigration.

In a recent op-ed for the Dallas Morning News, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and UT Professor Michael Webber discussed the rising competition between Texas and Saudi Arabia for oil market dominance. In the piece, UT energy experts: A cold war brews between Saudi Arabia and Texas, Webber and co-author Isaac Barchas explain that hydraulic fracturing has enabled Texas to compete with Saudi Arabia in oil production, putting the former world leader in a precarious position.

During this week's commemorations of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholars Will Inboden and Jeremi Suri both provided their insights as to what we can learn from this historic event. 

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