Dr. Bianca Adair to Serve As the New Resident Intelligence Officer at UT-Austin

Aug 04, 2020

Dr. Bianca Adair, an officer in the Directorate of Operations at the Central Intelligence Agency, will serve as the Resident Intelligence Officer at the University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School of Public Affairs from Fall 2020 to Fall 2022.

Strauss Center Fellow Published in "International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence"

Jul 27, 2020

Caroline Burks, a UT Law School student and Cybersecurity Graduate Fellow with the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, recently published a paper “The Psychology of ‘Orwell the Snitch’: Applying Psychological Theories of Agent Recruitment” in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence.

Brumley NextGen Graduate Fellow Co-authors Essay on Diversity in U.S. Foreign Affairs Agencies

Jul 06, 2020

Gabriel Cortez, a candidate for a Master in Global Policy Studies at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, recently co-authored a timely essay on the challenge of promoting and maintaining workplace diversity in America’s principal foreign affairs agencies. Mr. Cortez, a Department of State Charles B. Rangel Fellow, was recently selected by the Strauss Center as a 2020 Brumley NextGen Graduate Fellow and assigned to the Intelligence Studies Project for the coming academic year. The full essay is available on the website of the U.S. (Helsinki) Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe HERE.

U.S. Army War College Fellow Earns Research Awards

Jun 29, 2020

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Eric Kreitz, a U.S. Army War College Fellow at UT-Austin during the 2019-20 academic year, earned third place in the Secretary of Defense’s National Essay Competition and the U.S. Army War College Commandant’s Award for Distinction in Research for his paper “Re-emerging Russian Influence in Latin America and US Foreign Policy Response.”

UT-Austin Student Completes Research on "Espionage in the Digital Age: How Technology is Impacting the Recruitment and Handling of Spies"

Jun 24, 2020

Katie Dehlinger, a UT-Austin Plan II Honors student, recently completed her research thesis on "Espionage in the Digital Age: How Technology is Impacting the Recruitment and Handling of Spies." Using the framework of the so-called "agent acquisition cycle," Ms. Dehlinger analyzed how dramatic advances in digital technology were impacting every facet of human intelligence gathering from spotting potential sources to terminating agent relationships. ISP Director Steve Slick and CIA's Resident Intelligence Officer Alan Kessler advised Ms. Dehlinger on the year-long project. Congratulations! The full thesis can be found HERE.

ISP Fellow Appointed as Assistant Professor in UT’s Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Jun 18, 2020

The Intelligence Studies Project congratulates ISP Fellow Dr. Kiril Avramov on his appointment as an Assistant Professor in UT’s Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies.

ISP Partners with College of Natural Sciences on "STEM for National Security" Course

Jun 05, 2020

In Spring 2020, the Intelligence Studies Project (ISP) piloted a national security course for undergraduates in the College of Natural Sciences (CNS) at the University of Texas at Austin.

ISP Director Discusses Career in Intelligence on the Slavic Connection Podcast

Jun 04, 2020

ISP Director Steve Slick recently joined Lera Toropin of the Slavic Connection to discuss his nearly three decades in intelligence.  The conversation includes personal accounts of the fall of the Berlin Wall, U.S. efforts to end conflicts in the Balkans, the morning of 9/11 in CIA’s Executive Offices and the launch of UT’s Intelligence Studies Project. The full podcast is available HERE.   

Call for Papers: The University of Texas at Austin Announces the 2020 "Bobby R. Inman Award" for Student Scholarship on Intelligence

May 05, 2020

The Intelligence Studies Project of The University of Texas at Austin announces the sixth annual competition recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security. 

CSIS Brief on Intelligence and Emerging Technology

Apr 27, 2020

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) recently published The Intelligence Edge: Opportunities and Challenges from Emerging Technologies for U.S. Intelligence to frame the work of its Technology and Intelligence Task Force.