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.
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.
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.
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.
Steve Slick was interviewed for the SpyCast series by Dr. Vince Houghton, the Historian and Curator of the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.
In its column "Changing the World", the UT publication explores how ISP offers fresh perspectives on how to keep the nation safe.
Steve Slick and Will Inboden's recent op-ed for The Dallas Morning News based on their PRP class "Intelligence in American Society".
In his recent post for Lawfare, Director Slick proposes specific intelligence policy planks for the 2016 party platforms.
Click here for the full text of the report drafted by LBJ School students who participated in the ISP-sponsored Policy Research Project during the 2015-16 academic year on the oversight of U.S. Intelligence. The PRP was led by ISP Director Steve Slick and Clements Center Executive Director Will Inboden. The students briefed the report's findings and recommendations to PD/DNI Stephanie O'Sullivan, DIRNSA Adm. Michael Rogers, and other IC officials during a May 2016 visit to Washington, D.C.
On April 29, UT Austin President Gregory L. Fenves, along with the Robert Strauss Center and the Clements Center, hosted a gala dinner honoring Admiral Bobby R. Inman. It was a special evening, and all proceeds from the event are helping create the Admiral Bobby R. Inman Chair in Intelligence Studies. So far, $600,000 has been raised toward the $4 million endowment goal.