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Call for Papers: 2023 “Bobby R. Inman Award” for Student Scholarship on Intelligence

April 18, 2023

The Strauss-Clements Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the 9th 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…

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National Counterterrorism Center Director Visits UT-Austin

April 14, 2023

On April 4, 2023, National Counterterrorism Center Director Christine Abizaid visited The University of Texas at Austin for a public talk on “Countering Terrorism in an Era of Great Power Competition.” After her remarks, she participated in a moderated discussion with ISP Senior Fellow Paul Pope and fielded questions from…

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DNI Avril Haines Meets with Students During UT-Austin Visit

February 8, 2023

During a January 26, 2023 visit to Austin, Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Avril Haines met with UT undergraduate and graduate students participating in national security programs offered by the Clements Center for National Security, Strauss Center for International Security and Law, and the Strauss-Clements Intelligence Studies Project. Director Haines described…

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UT’s Global (Dis)Information Lab Report on Russian Filtration Sites Spotlighted on ODNI’s Public Daily Brief

December 5, 2022

A team of student researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Global (Dis)Information Lab (GDIL), led by ISP Senior Research Program Manager and GDIL Fellow Kim Nguyen, recently released an assessment on Russian filtration operations in their war with Ukraine, which was published on the Office of the Director…

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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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