Author: Ashley Nelle-Davis

In the summer, In the city – The Eyes of Texas in DC

Coming from out of state hearing the UT alma mater “The Eyes of Texas” was a little unsettling. Really, the Eyes of Texas are upon you, you cannot get away… To be honest, prior to hearing (and, yes, singing) the song, I thought about Walker, Texas Ranger. Turns out that whether it’s Chuck Norris or the larger UT community, the Eyes of Texas truly are all around you. In the time that it took me to leave Arkansas and have a layover in Atlanta, I ran into a UT grad on her way back to DC. The brief conversation...

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Hot town, summer in the city – Central and Eastern Europe in DC

Is it a frontier space, a buffer area, a window into the east… or west, a tinderbox, or something else entirely? Since last November, more people have joined the conversation on how to understand Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Like any region, it cannot be simply summarized. Understanding the various threads of the CEE tapestry is part of how I am spending my summer internship. The Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) is the only think tank in Washington, DC that exclusively focuses on CEE countries. Its mission is to provide analysis on the region in security, energy, economic, and...

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