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MEDIA ADVISORY: “Intelligence in Transition,” Subject of Fifth Annual Intelligence Studies Symposium

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WHAT: The Intelligence Studies Project, Clements Center for National SecurityRobert Strauss Center for International Security and Law and the LBJ School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will present the fifth annual Intelligence Studies Project Spring Symposium on “Intelligence in Transition.”

This year’s symposium will feature a keynote address by Susan Gordon, the principal deputy director of national intelligence, with additional remarks by John Demers, assistant attorney general for national security.

WHEN: 9:15 a.m to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 28

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 Shilpa Bakre by Wednesday at 5 p.m.

On the day of the event, members of the media must arrive and check in at the dedicated press table by 9 a.m.

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

BACKGROUND: The 2019 ISP Spring Symposium facilitates presentations, discussion and debate among national security leaders about the changing nature of external threats confronting the U.S. and how our intelligence is or should be transitioning in response. Symposium events will be open to the public and media representatives and will be “on the record.”

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

About the sponsors:

The Intelligence Studies Project (@UTIntel) was established in 2013 as a joint venture of the Clements Center for National Security and Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law out of a conviction that the activities of the U.S. intelligence community were increasingly critical to safeguarding our national security and yet were understudied at American universities. The ISP is building at The University of Texas at Austin a premier center for the study of U.S. intelligence through a variety of programs, including new course offerings and research projects, as well as periodic conferences and other public events focused on intelligence topics.

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.

One of the nation’s top 10 public affairs schools, the LBJ School (@TheLBJSchool) offers graduate degrees in domestic and global affairs, training students to tackle the most complex policy problems of our day through innovative approaches.