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ISP Senior Fellow Paul Pope Reviews David Priess's book for Lawfare

Oct 27, 2016

Intelligence Studies Senior Fellow Paul Pope recently contributed to the Lawfare Blog with a book review of David Priess’s The President’s Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America’s Presidents from Kennedy to Obama (PublicAffairs, 2016).

Fusing Drug Enforcement: A Study of the El Paso Intelligence Center

Oct 26, 2016

Damien Van Puyvelde, Deputy Director of the National Security Studies program at the University of Texas at El Paso, recently published the article “Fusing Drug Enforcement: A Study of the El Paso Intelligence Center” in Intelligence and National Security.

Intelligence Studies Project, Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project host policy expert

Oct 05, 2016

ISP and the LBJ School’s Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project hosted a discussion about the importance of timely intelligence in nuclear proliferation policy featuring Henry Sokolski, executive director of the nonprofit Nonproliferation Policy Education Center and ISP Director Steve Slick.

Former CIA Official Paul Pope Joins ISP as Senior Fellow

Sep 28, 2016

The Intelligence Studies Project at UT-Austin is pleased to announce that J. Paul Pope has joined our team as a Senior Fellow.  Paul will serve simultaneously as a Clinical Professor on the faculty of the LBJ School of Public Affairs.  

Slick on the National Security Issue No One is Asking the Candidates

Sep 27, 2016

In advance of the first 2016 presidential debate, Marc Thiessen pulled together a collection of foreign policy thinkers, including Director Slick, to answer this question for the AEI Blog.

ISP Director Shares his #MondayMusings with The Strategy Bridge

Sep 19, 2016

The Strategy Bridge's "Monday Musings” are designed to get quick, insightful thoughts based around three questions. The original post can be accessed here.

VIDEO: Director of National Intelligence's Keynote Remarks at National Security Forum

Sep 19, 2016

DNI James Clapper returned to Austin on September 22 to deliver Keynote Remarks at the Herzstein Texas National Security Forum. Director Clapper also participated in a panel discussion on “Intelligence Support to the Nominees, President-Elect, and Transition Process” during the morning of September 23 along with John McLaughlin, John Helgerson, and ISP Director Steve Slick. Other current and former intelligence officials who participated in the NSF include former DNI John Negroponte, National Counterterrorism Director Nick Rasmussen, and former DDCI (and UT-Austin Professor) Adm. Bob Inman. The full NSF schedule of events is here.


Fall 2016 Letter from the Director

Sep 15, 2016

Dear Friends of the Intelligence Studies Project,
The students have returned to the 40 Acres, the Longhorns vanquished Notre Dame on the gridiron, and the Clements-Strauss Intelligence Studies Project’s second academic year of programs is underway.  In an active first year, we diversified our course offerings, produced policy-relevant research, and hosted public discussions of important current intelligence issues. 

Brumley Fellows Conduct Research with the Intelligence Studies Project

Aug 29, 2016

Eric Manpearl

Eric is a Brumley Next Generation Senior Graduate Fellow engaged in research with the ISP. He is a dual degree candidate pursuing a J.D. and Master of Public Affairs at The University of Texas School of Law and Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, respectively. His research focuses on security and privacy issues, the intersection of intelligence and politics, and oversight of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Eric’s research paper on the role of intelligence issues in U.S. presidential elections appeared in the Lawfare national security journal (here). Eric is currently researching the evolution of non-U.S. Person’s privacy rights in signals intelligence collection. Eric is also a Ben Barnes Fellow in Public Leadership at the LBJ School and the Articles Editor of the Texas Law Review.

2016 "Bobby R. Inman Award" Recipient and Semifinalists Announced

Aug 10, 2016

Austin, Texas – The Intelligence Studies Project of the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the winner and two semifinalists of the second “Bobby R. Inman Award” recognizing outstanding student research and writing on topics related to intelligence and national security during the 2015-2016 academic year.