Last month, UT Law Professor and Incoming Director of the Strauss Center Bobby Chesney participated in a conference at Columbia Law School and spoke at a colloquium at NYU Law where he discussed various aspects of the laws of war.
In October, Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar Dr. Frederick Chang participated in Southern Methodist University's TEDx conference "And Then...". This year's presentations revolved around the question, "What's next?"
In October, the Strauss Center and Woodrow Wilson Center hosted the inaugural Nuclear Studies Research Initiative conference just outside of Austin, Texas. The three-day event was held to launch an important new program to foster exchange, cross-fertilization, and mentorship for the new generation of scholars working on nuclear questions.
Strauss Center Director Dr. Francis Gavin was quoted by Newsweek.com in an article by Rob Verger titled "JFK's Most Underrated Achievement." The article argues that the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty of 1963 was one of JFK's biggest--and most underrated--oreign policy accomplishments, as well as a turning point during the most dangerous period of the Cold War.
Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and Clements Center Director William Inboden writes about the relationship between the United States and the French with respect to the Middle East on Foreign Policy's Shadow Government Blog. In his recent post, Why French Fries Really Are Freedom Fries, Inboden discusses French opposition to the Obama Administration's ongoing efforts to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran.