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Language Analysis of Disinformation Reveals a Significant Use of Certain Rhetoric

October 23, 2022

Dr. Kiril Avramov, an ISP Fellow, and the team at the UT Global Disinformation Lab co-authored a report on “Identifying Disinformation Using Rhetorical Devices in Natural Language Models” with researchers at Sandia National Laboratories and North Carolina State University. Through analysis of disinformation and neutral articles, the initial findings demonstrated…

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ISP Now Accepting Applications for Texas Intelligence Academy 2023

October 4, 2022

The Intelligence Studies Project is now accepting applications to participate in Texas Intelligence Academy (TIA) 2023. The TIA is a competitive, all-expenses paid, intensive academic program for UT undergraduate students focused on intelligence and national security in Washington, D.C. TIA 2023 will run from May 16 to 25, 2023. *An…

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2022 “Bobby R. Inman Award” Winners Announced

September 1, 2022

The Intelligence Studies Project of the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the winner and two semifinalists in the eighth-annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security.   The recipient of the “Inman Award” is Christopher Dictus, a PhD candidate…

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ISP Welcomes Brumley Next Generation Fellows Liz Wong and David Johnson for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

August 29, 2022

Two Strauss Center for International Security and Law Brumley “Next Generation” Fellows will be conducting research in the coming academic year under the direction of ISP principals. Liz Wong Liz Wong is a second-year Master of Global Policy Studies student at the LBJ School. After graduating cum laude from the…

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ISP-Sponsored Report on Election Security Released

July 11, 2022

Intelligence in Defense of Democracy, the final report of the LBJ School’s 2021-2022 Policy Research Project on foreign election interference, was recently published. Intelligence Studies Project Director Steve Slick led 13 UT master’s degree candidates in an extensive literature review, policymaker and expert interviews, and the drafting of this report…

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UT’s Global (Dis)Information Lab Reports on Inflated Russian Refugee Claims

July 7, 2022

The University of Texas at Austin’s Global (Dis)Information Lab, led by ISP Fellow Dr. Kiril Avramov, recently released an assessment that Russian state media significantly inflated the reported number of Ukrainian refugees entering Russia. The report was completed in collaboration with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and used commercial satellite imagery…

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ISP Wraps Up Successful Texas Intelligence Academy 2022

June 15, 2022

The University of Texas at Austin’s Intelligence Studies Project hosted the third running of the Texas Intelligence Academy (TIA) from May 22 to June 1, 2022 in Washington, D.C. The TIA 2022 cohort comprised 14 undergraduate students from UT-Austin, UT-El Paso, and UT-San Antonio. The TIA students participated in classroom…

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Call for Papers: 2022 “Bobby R. Inman Award” for Student Scholarship on Intelligence

May 4, 2022

The Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the 8th annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security. The winner of the “Inman Award” will receive a cash prize of $5,000, with two semifinalists each receiving a cash…

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ISP Fellow Co-authors Report on Growing Links Between Combat Sports and Extremist Political Groups in Europe

January 6, 2022

Professor Kiril Avramov, a Fellow to the Intelligence Studies Project and Director of UT’s Global (Dis)information Laboratory, published “White Rex, White Nationalism, and Combat Sport” in the Fall 2021 edition of the Journal of Illiberalism Studies. With co-authors Rene Nissen and Jason Roberts, Professor Avramov reviewed existing studies of right-wing…

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Inman Award Winning Paper in Texas National Security Review

November 30, 2021

The Texas National Security Review, Volume 5, Issue 1, recently published Not at Any Price: LBJ, Pakistan, and Bargaining in an Asymmetric Intelligence Liaison Relationship by LBJ School of Public Affairs PhD candidate Diana Bolsinger. Ms. Bolsinger’s article received the Bobby R. Inman Award in 2020. Read the full article HERE.

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