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 School of Public and International Affairs.

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


NewsNovember 15, 2021
LBJ examines U.S. response to foreign election interference, how to safeguard future voting

A PRP this fall by LBJ Professor Stephen B. Slick is taking a fresh look at one of the most significant dangers to American democracy in recent history: efforts by foreign states to influence and damage the integrity of U.S. elections. Slick and his students are assessing efforts by Russia and other states in 2016 and examining how the federal government responded to counteract similar attempts in 2018 and 2020.

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Media MentionApril 13, 2021
After nuclear site blackout, thunder from Iran, and silence from U.S.

The Americans and Israelis have worked together in the past to impede Iran's nuclear ambitions, but the U.S. denies that was the case in the latest sabotage.

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Media MentionJanuary 31, 2021
The CIA fine-tunes its hiring pitch to Millennials and Gen Z

The agency is turning to more public tools in a hiring push to expand and diversify its ranks. It runs video advertisements, has an Instagram account, and posts job openings on LinkedIn. It even launched a splashy new website in January whose content includes an advice column and dog-training tips, plus a bold new black-and-white logo.

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