Clements Center to Welcome U.S. Senator Marco Rubio

The William P. Clements, Jr. Center for History, Strategy and Statecraft at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to present an address by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.

When: Tuesday, April 15, at 4 p.m.

Where: The Blanton Museum of Art Auditorium

The event is open to the public, but registration is currently full. To sign up on the waiting list for tickets, please go to Parking will be available in the Brazos garage located at 210 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Background: This event is sponsored by the Clements Center for History, Strategy and Statecraft, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, the LBJ Future Forum, the College Republicans at Texas, the Alexander Hamilton Society, the Barry Goldwater Society, the Federalist Society of Austin, AEI on Campus, AEI Enterprise Club, the Chicano/Hispanic Law Student Association, and the Hispanic Leadership Initiative.

Marco Rubio was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2010 after serving in the Florida House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008. His committee assignments currently include Foreign Relations; Intelligence; Commerce, Science and Transportation; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship. He and his wife, Jeanette, have four young children and live in West Miami, Fla.

The Clements Center draws on the best insights of diplomatic and military history to train the next generation of national security leaders. Established in 2013 with the support of distinguished policymakers and scholars, the Clements Center is a nonpartisan research and policy center uniquely positioned in the Office of the President.

The Clements Center honors former Texas Gov. Bill Clements and his leadership on national security during his service as deputy secretary of defense from 1973 to 1977. Clements managed the Pentagon and helped guide American national security policy during a critical time. He brought a deep appreciation for history to every aspect of his leadership, policies and decision-making.

The Clements Center carries forward Bill Clements' legacy by:

  • Teaching students how to integrate the wisdom of history with current challenges in national security, and prepare for careers as policymakers and scholars;
  • Supporting research on history, strategy and national security policy; and
  • Convening scholars and policymakers to improve our understanding of history, statecraft and national security.