Category Archives: Political Science

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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Joshua Rovner: Nevermind ISIS and Putin — Asia matters more to U.S. strategy

Dallas Morning News Originally posted: Nov. 4, 2014 The grisly war with the Islamic State and the crisis with Russia continue to dominate the news — and capture the attention of U.S. leaders. Despite all this turmoil, the long-term focus … Continue reading

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Cal Jillson, Political Science, can Democrats ever win in Texas?

The New York Times Originally posted: Nov. 5, 2014 Texas Democrats Ponder How They Will Ever Win By MANNY FERNANDEZ ……“Democratic leaders are trying to sound upbeat, but their collective heart, having been torn out and stomped on, is clearly … Continue reading

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Cal Jillson, Political Science, candidate with most votes wins, but majority not required

Star Telegram Originally posted- November 3, 2014 No do-overs: Winners take all in Tuesday’s election. Whoever gets the most votes wins — a majority is not required. That’s what voters need to remember about Tuesday’s general election in Texas. “It’s … Continue reading

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Matthew Wilson, Political Science, lieutenant governor candidates on education

KERA Posted Oct. 20, 2014 …..As the Republican nominee in a red state, Patrick is the front-runner in this race. Southern Methodist University Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson believes if Patrick wins he would take his tea party values to … Continue reading

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Cal Jillson, Political Science, Is Ebola Obama’s Katrina moment?

Christian Science Monitor Oct. 18, 2014 …“His White House team has really throughout his administration — but particularly in recent years, when approval ratings have been languishing – seemed not to anticipate developments,” says Cal Jillson, a political scientist at … Continue reading

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Cal Jillson, political scientist, Ebola heightens partisanship

San Antonio Express WASHINGTON — As Americans wait to see how many more U.S. Ebola cases will be diagnosed, a sharp partisan divide is developing around the issue of whether or not the administration is doing enough to stop the … Continue reading

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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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