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Clay Silver Katsky

AWC Predoctoral Fellow


Clay Silver Katsky is a Ph.D. candidate in the History Department at the University of Texas – Austin and a graduate fellow at the Clements Center for National Security. Clay did his M.A. at George Washington University and interned as a FOIA analyst at the National Security Archive. He studies the
Cold War and U.S. foreign policy, and specializes in Congress, the C.I.A., and U.S.-Latin American relations. His dissertation is on intelligence reform in the 1970s, which he casts as a process that began before the Church and Pike Committee investigations and fizzled out only after the Cold War returned anew in 1979. Clay’s work examines the creation of the congressional intelligence committees and their failure to establish a legislative charter for the C.I.A.