Education
  • MPP, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 2001
  • J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, 1983
  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1980
Teaching Areas
  • Intelligence and National Security

Stephen Slick was appointed in January 2015 as director of The University of Texas at Austin’s Intelligence Studies Project and clinical professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. Before moving to Austin, he served for 28 years in the CIA's clandestine service, including five assignments abroad. Between 2005 and 2009, he was a special assistant to the president and the senior director for intelligence programs and reform on the staff of the National Security Council. He received a B.A. from The Pennsylvania State University, a J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law and a Master in Public Policy degree from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Media Expertise
  • Contemporary Foreign Policy
  • International Security
  • International Relations
  • Terrorism
  • Intelligence

Newsworthy

Media MentionJune 1, 2017
Investigations focus on ‘unwitting’ conspirators aiding Russia’s efforts to sabotage U.S. election

The extent to which Trump campaign officials and others across America’s political landscape “unwittingly” aided Russia’s efforts to wreak havoc on the 2016 election is an increasing focus of competing federal investigations into Moscow’s alleged meddling, according to current and former officials familiar with the probes. LBJ professor Stephen Slick weighs in.

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Media MentionApril 5, 2017
Trump, Citing No Evidence, Suggests Susan Rice Committed Crime

President Trump said on Wednesday that Susan E. Rice, the former national security adviser, may have committed a crime by seeking to learn the identities of Trump associates swept up in surveillance of foreign officials by United States spy agencies, repeating an assertion his allies in the news media have been making since last week. LBJ Professor Stephen Slick weighs in.

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Media MentionFebruary 15, 2017
Trump's clash with U.S. spy agencies spooks intelligence allies

Clashes between the Trump administration and the U.S. intelligence community is causing discomfort among international intelligence allies. The LBJ School's Stephen Slick, head of the Intelligence Studies Project, comments on the significance of these relationships between U.S. intelligence and foreign allies.

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