EVENT: As the nation prepares to elect its 45th president in November, the Clements and Strauss Centers at The University of Texas at Austin will host a two-day forum to discuss the key national security challenges facing the next president and the impact of presidential transitions on our nation’s security.
“Security in Transition: National Security Challenges Facing the Next President” will feature Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, former White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten, former Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg, University of Texas System Chancellor William McRaven and other national security experts from the executive branch, the intelligence community and academia.
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 22 through Friday, Sept. 23
WHERE: Sept. 22 – Etter-Harbin Alumni Center Ballroom and LBJ Presidential Library Lady Bird Auditorium
Sept. 23 – LBJ Presidential Library, 10th Floor Atrium
WHO MAY ATTEND: The conference is open to the public, but seating is limited. The full list of conference participants, schedule and registration information can be found here.
MEDIA: The conference is open to the media. Please register for media credentials here.
UT Austin has HD satellite and Skype studios available for media interviews.
BACKGROUND: The forum is an initiative of the Texas National Security Network, a signature initiative of Chancellor McRaven’s Quantum Leap. The Texas National Security Network is led by the William P. Clements, Jr. Center for National Security and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law.
The Clements Center is a nonpartisan research and policy center that draws on the best insights of diplomatic and military history to train the next generation of national security leaders.
The Strauss Center integrates expertise from across the university, as well as from the private and public sectors, in pursuit of practical solutions to emerging international challenges.
This year’s forum is sponsored by the Herzstein Foundation and the Moody Foundation, and also hosted by the White House Transition Project, the LBJ Presidential Library, the Center for Politics and Governance, the LBJ School of Public Affairs and Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.