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On Tuesday, Sept. 21, the Strauss Center will welcome Charity Weeden, vice president of global space policy and government relations at Astroscale, to discuss “Actively Cleaning Outer Space: A Need for Predictability and Transparency of the Trackable Anthropogenic Space Object Population.” Her talk will explore the need for accurate measuring of risk in the consideration of licenses for space activities and the emerging challenges in characterizing space operations. Weeden’s talk will also address collision probability, capping risk, monitoring and enforcing rules as well as the trends in “transparency” for satellite operators. This talk will be a part of our Brumley Speaker Series.
On Wednesday, Sept. 22, the Clements Center for National Security and the UT-Austin History Department will host Christopher Nichols, Adriane Lentz-Smith, Andrew Preston, Charles Edel and Will Inboden for a panel discussion on their new release, Rethinking American Grand Strategy. Join us on Zoom at 12:15 p.m. CT. Virtual doors open at noon CT.
On Monday, Sept. 27, the Strauss Center is pleased to welcome, as part of its cybersecurity series "Tales From the Cybersecurity Front," Christina Morillo for a virtual talk on "Cybersecurity is Only Partly Cloudy." With most organizations still using a hybrid approach to cloud, it leaves plenty of gaps in cybersecurity for them to navigate. In this interactive session, cloud security assessment lead and author Morillo will get real about what we think is secure and what really isn't, and what enterprises, vendors and policymakers should be working on together to fix it. This talk will be moderated by Wendy Nather, Strauss Center Senior Cybersecurity Fellow and lead of the Advisory CISO team at Cisco.
On Tuesday, Sept. 28, the Clements Center for National Security will host Amanda Demmer, assistant professor of History at Virginia Tech, for a virtual event on her recent release, "After Saigon's Fall: Refugees and U.S.-Vietnamese Relations, 1975–2000." Join us on Zoom at 12:15 p.m. CT. Virtual doors open at noon.