Chancellor McRaven Announces UT Network for National Security

Nov 05, 2015

In a landmark address on November 5, UT System Chancellor William McRaven provided a bold vision for the future growth of the system, including a set of “quantum leap” strategic initiatives.

One of them involves the creation of a system-wide “UT Network for National Security”:

The UT System is uniquely positioned to establish itself as a leader in national security, because scattered among its institutions are great minds thinking and working on our national security problems. The UT System has than 40 centers and institutes focusing on national security issues today. The System will establish the UT Network for National Security, a system-wide alliance to address the most vexing problems, raise them to national prominence, convene world forums, write, discuss, debate and present solutions. The UT System will be the national authority on scholarly activities in national security.

The Intelligence Studies Project is proud to support this effort. Both the Strauss and Clements Centers at UT-Austin were noted during the Chancellor’s speech, the slides for which are available here:

McRaven Plan

In the months ahead, expect to hear much more about UT-Austin’s contributions to the UT Network for National Security. Click here for the full news release.