Inboden, William | LBJ School of Public Affairs | The University of Texas at Austin
Education
  • Ph.D. in History, Yale University
  • M.Phil. in History, Yale University
  • M.A. in History, Yale University
Research Areas
  • National Security Policy and Grand Strategy
  • American Presidency and National Security Policy
  • Religion, International Religious Freedom and Foreign Policy
Teaching Areas
  • Policy Process and Institutions
  • International Affairs and Diplomacy
  • Intelligence and National Security

William Inboden joined the LBJ School faculty after many years of working as a policymaker in Washington, DC, and directing a foreign policy think tank overseas. He is the William Powers, Jr. executive director of the Clements Center for National Security and a distinguished scholar at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law. He is also a National Intelligence Council associate and serves on the CIA's Historical Advisory Panel and State Department's Historical Advisory Committee.

Inboden previously served as senior director for strategic planning on the National Security Council, worked on the State Department's Policy Planning Staff and served as a congressional staff member. His think-tank experience includes the American Enterprise Institute and running the London-based Legatum Institute. He is a Council on Foreign Relations life member and a contributing editor to Foreign Policy magazine, and his commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Foreign Affairs, The Weekly Standard, USA Today, NPR, CNN and BBC. His classes, "Ethics & International Relations and Presidential Decision-Making in National Security," have been selected by students in recent years as the "Best Class in the LBJ School." He is currently writing a book on the Reagan administration's national security policies, titled The Peacemaker: The Reagan Presidency from War to Peace.

Media Expertise
  • National Security
  • U.S. Foreign Policy

Newsworthy

FeatureDecember 8, 2020
The World that COVID Made: What Should American Foreign Policy Do?
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NewsDecember 8, 2020
LBJ School policy leaders craft solutions for a resilient future

Twenty-nine LBJ School authors have come together to craft interdisciplinary and resilience-based policy solutions, published in one toolkit called Resiliency in the Age of COVID-19. This toolkit comes as researchers from across The University of Texas at Austin continue to offer first-of-its-kind groundbreaking research and discovery in the fight against COVID and its long-lasting impacts on public health, business and the future of governance.

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NewsOctober 26, 2020
Elections 2020: LBJ School faculty experts

Faculty from the LBJ School of Public Affairs are nationally and internationally recognized scholars and experts across a range of major policy topics, including the 2020 election at the local, state and federal levels.

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