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. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire.
When: Thursday, April 2, at 4 p.m.
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 International Relations and Global Studies program, the Center for Politics and Governance, the College Republicans at Texas, the Alexander Hamilton Society, AEI on Campus, the International Affairs Society, and Women in Foreign Affairs.
As a member of the Armed Services Committee, Ayotte is a leading voice in Congress on national security issues. She has written legislation with senior members of both parties to create workable terrorist detention policies that keep Americans safe. And as part of her strong commitment to reducing wasteful spending, Ayotte has led efforts in the Senate to save over $1 billion in the Pentagon’s budget successfully passing legislation to stop the Defense Department from spending money on unnecessary programs.
Ayotte serves as chairwoman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, which oversees military readiness, military construction, base realignment and closure, and industrial operations, including shipyards.
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.