Category Archives: Political Science

Tower Center welcomes nuclear strategist Paul Avey

Paul Avey joins the SMU John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies as a new postdoctoral fellow focusing on nuclear statecraft, foreign policy and international relations.Avey joined the Tower Center on Aug. 1 from MIT where he served as a … Continue reading

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Tower Scholars Program receives over $4 million in gifts

Dallas Morning News Gifts totaling more than $4 million will endow and provide operational support for the new Tower Scholars Program at Southern Methodist University. The program provides an immersion experience for undergraduates in public policymaking through SMU’s John Goodwin … Continue reading

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Cal Jillson, Political Science, what if Republicans take over the Senate?

Christian Science Monitor …In the run-up to the 2016 election, “it would be in the interest of the Republican majority in both houses, should one develop, and President Obama to position their party brands as able to do business,” says … Continue reading

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Cal Jillson, political science professor, Rick Perry tries for positive spin on indictment

Business Insider….. Cal Jillson, a political science professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, said Perry has a brief chance to reintroduce himself. If Perry goes to trial, voters will see a parade of Perry operatives discuss the deal-making surrounding … Continue reading

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Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson on Wendy Davis’ TV ad

KERA….Davis’ ad is a dramatization of an event in 1993. A vacuum cleaner salesman offering in-home demonstrations rapes a young mother while her two children sleep in a nearby room. “The salesman was a sexual predator on probation but the … Continue reading

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Political Science Professor quoted in Time

….“Governor Perry’s public relations strategy is to present this indictment as one blow, low and foul, in an ongoing fight between a disgraced, partisan, Democratic, district attorney and a Republican governor fighting for common decency, the rule of law, and … Continue reading

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Graduate student reception scheduled for September 25

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Matthew Wilson, Dedman College professor, should the government say whether churches can preach politics from the pulpit?

READ FULL BLOG POST HERE MATTHEW WILSON, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Southern Methodist University The limitation on political activity by religious organizations is both misguided and unenforceable in any coherent, consistent way, and should thus be repealed. Many of … Continue reading

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Joshua Rovner, John Goodwin Tower Chair in International Politics and National Security in the Washington Post

Over the past few months critics have warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a cunning strategist and the mastermind of a dangerous new foreign policy. He is playing the long game, they say, making moves in Crimea and Eastern … Continue reading

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Joshua Rovner, comments on U.S.-Ukraine policy in light of Malaysian crash

USA TODAY- “The first question is whether or not U.S. interests have changed at all in the last 24 hours,” said Joshua Rovner, a professor at Southern Methodist University. “It’s been a terrible day, but it’s not clear to me … Continue reading

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