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National Security Forum Brings Key Senators and Other Military and National Security Leaders to UT Austin Campus

Image: L to R: U.S. Senators Richard Burr, Mark Warner, John Cornyn and Ben Sasse.
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L to R: U.S. Senators Richard Burr, Mark Warner, John Cornyn and Ben Sasse.

What: The Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law, the Clements Center for National Security and the Intelligence Studies Project at The University of Texas at Austin will host a conference featuring key national security leaders and U.S. senators addressing military and intelligence challenges associated with China, Russia and the return of great power competition.

When: Friday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Where: Etter-Harbin Alumni Center Ballroom, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd.

Who May Attend: The forum is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required.

Media: Please RSVP to Kylie Fitzpatrick by Thursday.

On the day of the event, press must arrive and check in at the dedicated press table by 10 a.m.

The event will be livestreamed here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/utaustin

Background: The theme of this year’s Texas National Security Forum is “The Return of Great Power Competition.” It will feature a keynote discussion with Sens. Richard Burr, Mark Warner and John Cornyn concerning the investigation of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence into Russian active measures during the 2016 election, followed by a keynote address by Sen. Ben Sasse of the Armed Services Committee. In addition, the forum will include addresses by Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence Sue Gordon and Gen. Raymond Thomas (commander, Special Operations Command) as well as panel discussions featuring additional national security policymakers, military officials and other experts addressing topics including Russia, China, global threats and world order.

The keynote discussion and address will include:

  • Richard Burr, Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Mark Warner, Vice Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence
  • John Cornyn,Member of the Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Ben Sasse, Member of the Armed Services Committee

The full list of speakers and the agenda can be found here. The event hashtag is #TxNSF.

About the sponsors:

The Clements Center (@ClementsCenter) 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 (@StraussCenter) is a campus-wide interdisciplinary center promoting innovative courses, policy-relevant research and public events concerning a wide array of international and security topics.

For more information, contact: University Communications, Office of the President, 512-471-3151.