Slick, Stephen | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
  • 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


Media MentionMarch 14, 2018
Former spies praise Haspel, say she’s one of their own

Stephen Slick, a former Clandestine Service officer who heads the Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas at Austin, told The Times that “the nomination of Gina Haspel to replace Pompeo as director is historic on at least two counts.”

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NewsOctober 16, 2017
LBJ Students Attend Texas National Security Forum

The LBJ School of Public Affairs co-sponsored the fourth annual Texas National Security Forum at The University of Texas at Austin. Presented by the Intelligence Studies Project, the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law, and the Clements Center for National Security, “Alliances and Partnerships in American National Security” drew leading experts on defense, intelligence, diplomacy and international financial policy and featured keynote speaker Michael Pompeo, current CIA director.

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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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