Category Archives: Political Science

Students honor Dedman College professors’ excellence with 2015 HOPE Awards

SMU’s Department of Residence Life and Student Housing honored 45 exceptional University educators, 26 Dedman College professors, at the 2015 HOPE Awards Banquet. HOPE (Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence) Award recipients are named through student staff member nominations as professors who … Continue reading

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North Texans to mark 50th anniversary of Selma’s ‘Bloody Sunday’

Dallas Morning News Dallas groups will be busy this week leading local activities to coincide with the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Ala. Commemorations in Selma began this week. They will peak Sunday with a re-enactment of the … Continue reading

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Joshua Rovner, Tower Center, The U.S. just leaked its war plan in Iraq. Why?

Washington Post Last week U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) gave a remarkably detailed press briefing about its intended late spring offensive to drive the Islamic State out of the critical Iraqi city of Mosul. Critics immediately jumped on CENTCOM and the … Continue reading

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Matthew Wilson, Political Science, Top Texans can’t resist ranting about gay marriage

Star-Telegram Originally Posted: Feb. 21, 2015   Mighty as it is, Texas is not mighty enough to turn back the clock. Every marriage soon might be performed and recognized nationwide under a federal ruling, a stroke for liberty and an … Continue reading

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Joshua Rovner, Tower Center, commentary on the hidden victories in foreign policy

Lawfare Originally Posted: Feb. 8, 2015 The Foreign Policy Essay: Hidden Victories By Joshua Rovner Editor’s Note: U.S. foreign policy is a disaster. This lament is heard about every administration, but rarely is it true. Joshua Rovner, a professor at … Continue reading

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Cal Jillson, Political Science, Can Obama keep rising?

The Hill …Even if Obama doesn’t continue to see surging poll numbers, maintaining the status quo could still be a win. Presidents at or above 50 percent are generally viewed as an asset to their party and fellow candidates rather … Continue reading

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Cal Jillson, Political Science, Rick Perry: Time is not on his side (No it ain’t)

Austin American Statesman Blog Post By: Jonathan Tilove Good morning Austin: The last time Rick Perry ran for president, he got in the race too late, he was just coming off back surgery, and he was not sufficiently prepared. Oops. … Continue reading

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John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies will host Jesus Velasco on Wednesday

Dallas Morning News SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies will host Jesus Velasco on Wednesday for a seminar titled “The Other Immigrants: Mexican Brain Drain to the USA.” Velasco is an associate professor and the Joe and Teresa … Continue reading

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Former Dedman College Scholar, Kirsten Johansson On Getting Into Law School

OneDublin.org By: Kirsten Johansson Ever since high school, I knew I wanted to be a lawyer. For a while I didn’t know what type of law I wanted to practice, although I was drawn to criminal law from the crime … Continue reading

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Cal Jillson, Political Science, Texas lawmakers to feds: Leave us alone

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram By Anna M. Tinsley State lawmakers hope to send a clear message to the federal government this year: Don’t mess with Texas. Already, more than a dozen bills have been filed to push back against what … Continue reading

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