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Please mark your calendars for these upcoming Clements Center events in September. 


Tuesday, September 6: "Fascism: What It Really Was, and Isn't" with Dr. Michael Leeden

Please join us at 12:15pm on Tuesday, September 6th in SRH 3.122 for a talk by Dr. Michael Leeden titled "Fascism: What It Really Was, and Isn't." Dr. Leeden, a scholar on Iran, Iraq, terrorism, and international security, has served as a consultant to the National Security Council, State Department, and Defense Department, as well as Special Advisor to the Secretary of State. This event is free and open to the public and parking is available for free in the LBJ Library parking lot

Monday, September 12: "Worldmaking: The Art and Science of American Diplomacy" with Professor David Milne

We are pleased to welcome Dr. David Milne, professor of U.S. Foreign Policy at the University of East Anglia, for a discussion of his most recent book Worldmaking: The Art and Science of American Diplomacy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015) on Monday, September 12th, from 12:15 to 1:30pm in SRH 3.122. Dr. Milne's new book explores the history of American diplomacy, arguing that U.S. foreign policy has been crucially divided between those who view statecraft as an art and those who believe it can aspire to the certainty of science. This event is free and open to the public and parking is available for free in the LBJ Library parking lot

Tuesday, September 13: "The 'Ex' Factor: Exceptionalism and Major International Conflict in the 21st Century" with David Firestein

Please join us on Tuesday, September 13th at 12:15pm in SRH 3.122 for a talk by David Firestein titled “The ‘Ex’ Factor:  Exceptionalism and Major International Conflict in the 21st Century.” Mr. Firestein is the EastWest Institute's Perot Fellow and Senior Vice President for Strategic Trust-Building. In addition, he oversees the EWI's China, East Asia, and United States Program, its Russia and United States Program, as well as the institute’s work on U.S.-Iran trust-building. A career U.S. diplomat from 1992 to 2010, Mr. Firestein served at the U.S. embassy in Beijing for 5 years and the U.S. embassy in Moscow for 4 years. This event is free and open to the public and parking is available for free in the LBJ Library parking lot

Thursday, September 15: "U.S.-India Bilateral Relations" with Manpreet Anand

We are proud to host Manpreet Anand, who serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, on Thursday, September 15th from 12:15pm-1:30pm in SRH 3.124. Mr. Anand oversees U.S. policy towards, and diplomatic relations with, the South Asian countries. Immediately prior to taking on this portfolio, he oversaw Regional Affairs within the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. Mr. Anand joined the State Department from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where he served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Asia Bureau. This event is free and open to the public and parking is available for free in the LBJ Library parking lot.

Monday, September 19: "Debate the Role of American Military Power" with Dr. Eliot Cohen and Dr. Eugene Gholz 

The Clements Center and the Alexander Hamilton Society are pleased to welcome Dr. Eliot Cohen, Director of the Strategic Studies Program at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, for a debate with LBJ School Professor Eugene Gholz on the role of American military power at Bass Lecture Hall from 12:15-1:30pm on Monday, September 19th. The debate will be moderated by Executive Director Will Inboden. This event is free and open to the public and parking is available for free in the LBJ Library parking lot

Tuesday, September 20: "The Ten Commandments of Presidential Leadership: What Matters Most in a Commander-in-Chief" with Talmage Boston

Join us on Tuesday, September 20th for an evening discussion on Presidential leadership and national security with Talmage Boston at the Main Building, Room 212 at 5:30pm. Following the talk, Mr. Boston will be signing copies of his most recent book Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About our Presidents (Bright Sky Press, 2016)This event is free and open to the public and parking is available nearby at the San Antonio garage

Wednesday, September 21: "Discussion of the U.S. Pivot to Asia" with Kurt Campbell, Michael Green, and Jim Steinberg

The Clements Center for National Security and Strauss Center for International Security and Law are proud to welcome Kurt Campbell, former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, on Wednesday, September 21st at 5:15pm in the Main Building, Room 212. Dr. Campbell will be joined for a panel discussion on the U.S. Pivot to Asia with Jim Steinberg, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State, and Michael Green, former Senior Director for Asian Affairs at the National Security Council. This event is free and open to the public and parking is available nearby at the San Antonio garage

Thursday, September 22 - Friday, September 23: Herzstein Texas National Security Forum, "Security in Transition: National Security Challenges Facing the Next President"

Save the date for our third annual Texas National Security Forum, sponsored by the Moody Foundation and Herzstein Foundation. The conference theme is "National Security and the Presidential Transition" and will feature the Director of National Intelligence Jim Clapper, former National Security Advisor Steve Hadley, former Deputy Secretaries of State John Negroponte and Jim Steinberg, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Philip Breedlove, former White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten, and many other national security leaders. Further details about speakers, agenda, and panels will be announced shortly. 

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