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Clay Katsky


M.A., History, George Washington University; B.A., History, Pace University

Clay Katsky

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US Diplomatic History, Cold War, Congress, CIA, US-Latin American relations

Biography


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. Clay’s current research examines the creation of the congressional intelligence committees. 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. He argues intelligence reform produced mixed results due to the failure to establish a legislative charter for the C.I.A. Clay is spending the 2020-21 academic year in Washington, DC as a Predoctoral Fellow at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, part of Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Clay obtained his B.A. in History from Pace University, New York. 

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