Category Archives: Political Science

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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Dedman College alumna Brittany Merrill Underwood talks about the Akola Project, a nonprofit she founded

Dallas Business Journal Originally Posted: December 18, 2014 Brittany Merrill Underwood was working at a boarding school in Uganda one summer when she met Sarah. Sarah was raising 24 children she had taken in off the street. She was using … Continue reading

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Professor Matthew Wilson on Texas Faith: Is it ever justified to use torture as an instrument of American policy in a dangerous world?

Dallas Morning News, Texas Faith Blog Originally Posted: December 18, 2014 By Wayne Slater A new Senate report has rekindled the debate over enhanced interrogation, or torture – an issue of profound political, social and moral implications. We know the … Continue reading

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Luisa del Rosal, Dedman College student, education ops may further integrate economies of Mexico, U.S.

By ALFREDO CORCHADO acorchado@dallasnews.com Mexico Bureau Published: 13 December 2014 11:49 PM Updated: 14 December 2014 12:03 AM Related Mexican professionals bringing ambition, startups to North Texas Educational opportunity is another factor drawing talented Mexicans to North Texas. David Arreaga, … Continue reading

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Matthew Wilson on the Midterm Elections

KDFW Fox4 Originally aired Nov. 4 2014 Texas voters turned the state an even deeper shade of red if that’s possible. SMU political science professor Matthew Wilson talks about what it means. Watch video

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