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LBJ School of Public Affairs Names Lindsay to Academic Chair in International Affairs

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs has named Dr. James M. Lindsay, vice president and director of studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, as the inaugural Tom Slick Chair for International Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.

Lindsay is a leading authority on domestic influences on U.S. foreign policy and has authored or edited more than a dozen books on international relations. His latest book, America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy (co-authored with Ivo H. Daalder), was awarded the 2003 Lionel Gelber Prize and was named by The Economist as one of the best books of 2003.

Lindsay is also the founding director of the Universityís new Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law, which honors the legacy of former U.S. Ambassador Robert S. Strauss as a public servant and statesman in shaping international law, diplomacy, trade, and energy policy. The Center will promote research and education on international affairs, international law, foreign trade, and multilateral diplomacy.

"We are delighted to welcome Jim Lindsay, who is one of the countryís most talented international scholars and practitioners. He will bring a level of creativity and focus that will make him a valued member of our faculty and will provide an essential foundation for guiding the Strauss Center in the years to come," said James B. Steinberg, dean of the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

Lindsay previously served as deputy director and senior fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution and on the White House staff as the National Security Councilís director for global issues and multilateral affairs from 1996-1997. Lindsay is an award-winning professor, teacher and mentor. As a professor of political science at the University of Iowa from 1987-1998, he received several awards including the Collegiate Teaching Award as well as numerous grants and fellowships. Lindsay holds an A.B. in economics and political science from the University of Michigan and an M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University.

"It is an honor to be named the founding director of the Strauss Center and a pleasure to be joining the University of Texas community. Ambassador Strauss's lifelong commitment to solving problems, bridging divides, and developing a new generation of leaders will be the Center's guiding principle," Lindsay said.

For more about the Strauss Center, go to

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17 August 2006

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