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Call for Papers: 2021 “Bobby R. Inman Award” for Student Scholarship on Intelligence

April 27, 2021

The Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the seventh 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 Participates in Task Force on Technology and Intelligence

January 15, 2021

The Center for Strategic and International Studies recently released Maintaining the Intelligence Edge: Reimagining and Reinventing Intelligence Through Innovation, the final report of a year-long Task Force convened to study the opportunities and obstacles to integrating emerging technologies into intelligence missions. The Task Force report and a link to the…

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ISP Fellow Kiril Avramov and LBJ Master’s Candidate Ellery Cushman Co-Author Article “Eurosodom: Specifics of Weaponized Sexuality and Gender-Based Narratives in Contemporary Russian and Pro-Russian Disinformation”

January 4, 2021

ICONO 14, a bilingual (Spanish-English, Portuguese-English) journal focused on information and communication technologies, published this analysis on one particular aspect of Kremlin-sponsored political warfare: sexuality and gender-based narratives in Russian and pro-Russian disinformation campaigns targeting European Union and aspiring members from 2015-2020. The authors argue that the potency of these…

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ISP Senior Fellow Contributes to LBJ School’s Policy Toolkit

December 11, 2020

Professor Paul Pope, a Senior Fellow with ISP, recently published an essay “Intelligence Lessons From COVID: Being ‘Right’ Is Not Enough” as part of the LBJ School’s “policy toolkit” on resiliency. In the essay, Professor Pope evaluates COVID as a potential intelligence failure and challenges the utility of the traditional…

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Impact of Prior Marijuana Use on IC Job Applications

October 26, 2020

Former IC official Charles Allen argued in the op-ed “Cannabis & Clearances: Unnecessarily Weeding Out Applicants” that IC agencies should either relax or standardize how security clearance applications are adjudicated when an applicant reports a history of drug use. We encourage students planning to apply for internships or full time…

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ISP Director’s Essay on “This November, America’s Safety Is on the Ballot” Published in “Foreign Policy”

October 9, 2020

ISP Director Steve Slick recently authored an essay titled “This November, America’s Safety Is on the Ballot” in Foreign Policy. To read the article, click HERE.

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Council on Foreign Relations Virtual Meeting on “Trust”

September 17, 2020

ISP Director Steve Slick joined former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence for Community Management Joan Dempsey and The New Yorker Executive Editor and Author David Rohde on September 16 for a virtual meeting on “Trust and Distrust in the American Political System.” The meeting, moderated by Rand Corporation Senior Researcher Linda…

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ISP Posts Results of Third-Annual Survey of Public Attitudes on US Intelligence

September 10, 2020

Intelligence Studies Project Director Steve Slick and LBJ School Associate Professor Josh Busby recently published with the Chicago Council of World Affairs the results of ISP’s third-annual national poll measuring the public’s views on US intelligence. The 2019 survey confirmed broad public support for the US intelligence agencies notwithstanding a…

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ISP Welcomes Brumley Next Generation Fellows Gabriel Cortez and Marigny Kirschke-Schwartz for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

August 26, 2020

Brumley Next Generation Fellows will participate in events and conduct research related to intelligence under the direction of ISP principals. Gabriel Cortez Gabriel Cortez graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration with summa cum laude honors. As a Charles B. Rangel Fellow with the U.S. State…

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2020 “Bobby R. Inman Award” Winners Announced

August 13, 2020

The Intelligence Studies Project of the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the winner and two semifinalists in its sixth-annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security. The recipient of the 2020 “Inman Award” for student scholarship on intelligence…

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