Strauss Center and Intelligence Studies Project Host NSA’s General Counsel

Nov 07, 2016

Glenn Gerstell, the General Counsel of the National Security Agency (NSA), visited the University of Texas at Austin last week to discuss his experiences leading NSA’s Office of General Counsel (OGC) and to share insights on legal issues currently confronting the U.S. Intelligence Community.

ISP Sponsored Course for UT Austin Undergraduate Students

Nov 02, 2016

During the 2017 spring semester, the Intelligence Studies Project, a joint initiative of the Strauss and Clements Centers, and the LBJ School will offer undergraduates the opportunity to learn about US intelligence and its role in national security from a uniquely qualified ensemble of senior intelligence and policy practitioners, distinguished scholars and guest speakers invited to campus for other events organized by the ISP. The course is PA 325 “Intelligence and National Security” and will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1100-1230. Please contact ISP Senior Fellow and LBJ Professor J. Paul Pope (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with any questions about this new course.

ISP Director Reviews Jay Solomon's book for Lawfare

Oct 31, 2016

Steve Slick recently reviewed Solomon's The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, and the Secret Deals that Reshaped the Middle East (Random House, 2016) for the Lawfare Blog.

ISP Senior Fellow Paul Pope Reviews David Priess's book for Lawfare

Oct 27, 2016

Intelligence Studies Senior Fellow Paul Pope recently contributed to the Lawfare Blog with a book review of David Priess’s The President’s Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America’s Presidents from Kennedy to Obama (PublicAffairs, 2016).

Fusing Drug Enforcement: A Study of the El Paso Intelligence Center

Oct 26, 2016

Damien Van Puyvelde, Deputy Director of the National Security Studies program at the University of Texas at El Paso, recently published the article “Fusing Drug Enforcement: A Study of the El Paso Intelligence Center” in Intelligence and National Security.

Intelligence Studies Project, Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project host policy expert

Oct 05, 2016

ISP and the LBJ School’s Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project hosted a discussion about the importance of timely intelligence in nuclear proliferation policy featuring Henry Sokolski, executive director of the nonprofit Nonproliferation Policy Education Center and ISP Director Steve Slick.

Former CIA Official Paul Pope Joins ISP as Senior Fellow

Sep 28, 2016

The Intelligence Studies Project at UT-Austin is pleased to announce that J. Paul Pope has joined our team as a Senior Fellow.  Paul will serve simultaneously as a Clinical Professor on the faculty of the LBJ School of Public Affairs.  

Slick on the National Security Issue No One is Asking the Candidates

Sep 27, 2016

In advance of the first 2016 presidential debate, Marc Thiessen pulled together a collection of foreign policy thinkers, including Director Slick, to answer this question for the AEI Blog.

ISP Director Shares his #MondayMusings with The Strategy Bridge

Sep 19, 2016

The Strategy Bridge's "Monday Musings” are designed to get quick, insightful thoughts based around three questions. The original post can be accessed here.

VIDEO: Director of National Intelligence's Keynote Remarks at National Security Forum

Sep 19, 2016

DNI James Clapper returned to Austin on September 22 to deliver Keynote Remarks at the Herzstein Texas National Security Forum. Director Clapper also participated in a panel discussion on “Intelligence Support to the Nominees, President-Elect, and Transition Process” during the morning of September 23 along with John McLaughlin, John Helgerson, and ISP Director Steve Slick. Other current and former intelligence officials who participated in the NSF include former DNI John Negroponte, National Counterterrorism Director Nick Rasmussen, and former DDCI (and UT-Austin Professor) Adm. Bob Inman. The full NSF schedule of events is here.