UT Chancellor Admiral William McRaven gave a keynote address as part of the Robert Strauss Center and Clements Center annual National Security Forum.
From November 19-21, 2015, the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the Clements Center for National Security convened the second annual National Security Forum at the University of Texas at Austin. This year’s event, “Great Powers, Failed States, and New Frontiers: National Security Challenges in the 21st Century,” explored the security challenges the U.S. currently faces and how our national security institutions are positioned to respond. The event gathered leading figures from the executive branch, Congress, intelligence community, and academia for high-level discussions on critical strategic questions including cybersecurity, China, Russia, the Middle East, terrorism, and stability operations.
This event was co-sponsored by UT’s Robert Strauss Center; Clements Center; Alexander Hamilton Society; Center for East Asian Studies; Center for Politics and Governance; Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies; Department of Government; Intelligence Studies Project; International Affairs Society; International Relations and Global Studies Program; LBJ School of Public Affairs; and Student Veterans Association.
Media coverage of this year’s National Security Forum includes:
- Austin American-Statesman: “3 takeaways from UT’s national security panel on Russia“
- Texas Public Radio: “Security experts say Texas shouldn’t ban Syrian refugees“
- KVUE: “Experts: US can balance values and security“
- Time Warner Cable: “UT Chancellor: America must lead fight against ISIS“
Full video of Admiral McRaven’s remarks can be found below: