Jeffrey A. Engel, Center for Presidential History, President Trump is ignoring the lesson of two world wars

Washington Post Originally Posted: July 10, 2017 Jeffrey A. Engel is the founding director of Southern Methodist University’s Center for Presidential History. He is the author or editor of ten books on American foreign policy, most recently, "When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War." Donald Trump’s election was a victory for an enemy the United States defeated almost three decades ago — the Soviet Union. Mere months into office, he has accomplished what every Cold War leader in the Kremlin desired: a weakening of America’s transatlantic military, political and economic ties that has left Europe ripe for Moscow’s dominance. But looking at the wilting of America’s influence and alliances, especially the weakening of NATO, solely through the lens [...]

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You say you want a book on the American Revolution?

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: June 29, 2017 BY:  Edward Countryman is University Distinguished Professor in the Clements Department of History at Southern Methodist University, where he teaches colonial and revolutionary America. He is working on a book called "Distinctive Nation: The Uncertain Colonial Order, an Ambiguous Revolution, and the Troubled American Republic," for Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. For historians, the American Revolution has become a hot topic. We have learned a vast amount since the last great burst of public interest, at the bicentennial. Let me share a few things that I think are really exciting. First comes American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804 (W.W. Norton, 2016) by two-time Pulitzer winner Alan Taylor. Taylor shows how the Revolution caught up everybody — great and [...]

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Watch: SMU grad Hope Anderson talks about how mentorship made the difference in her education

SMU NEWS Originally Posted: June 27, 2017 Hope Anderson, who graduated from SMU with degrees in history, sociology and human rights, talks about how mentorship made the difference in her education. Watch: https://youtu.be/7cj_gWdsPuA 

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Eighteen distinguished faculty members with a combined total of nearly 585 years of SMU service retired with emeritus status in the 2016-17 academic year.

SMU News Originally Posted: June 8, 2017 Eighteen distinguished faculty members with a combined total of nearly 585 years of SMU service retired with emeritus status in the 2016-17 academic year. The professors, and their dates of service: • Thomas E. Barry, Professor Emeritus of Marketing, Cox School of Business, 1970-2017 • Janis Bergman-Carton, Professor Emerita of Art History, Meadows School of the Arts, 1991-2017 • Edward Biehl, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1962-2017 • Gordon Birrell, Professor Emeritus of World Languages and Literatures, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1974-2017 • Dolores M. Etter, Professor Emerita of Electrical Engineering, Lyle School of Engineering, 2008-2016 • Richard F. Gunst, Professor Emeritus of Statistical Science, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1971-2017 • C. Michael Hawn, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Church Music, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, 1992-2017 • Debora Hunter, Professor Emerita of Art, Meadows School of the Arts, [...]

By | 2017-06-15T09:40:41+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Anthropology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, English, History, Philosophy, Statistical Science, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Eighteen distinguished faculty members with a combined total of nearly 585 years of SMU service retired with emeritus status in the 2016-17 academic year.

Two outstanding Dedman College professors named 2017-19 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors

SMU News Originally Posted: May 11, 2017 Congratulations to Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences 2017-19 Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professors honorees, Stephen Sekula, Department of Physics and Kathleen Wellman, Department of History. They were two of four SMU teachers that received the award during the Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Sekula and Wellman will join  fellow active returning Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences member Gabriela Vokic, Department of World Languages and Literatures (Spanish). Each year since 2001, the Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Awards, named for SMU Trustee Ruth Altshuler, recognize SMU faculty members for their commitment to and achievements in fostering student learning. “These are faculty whose concerns for higher education go beyond classroom boundaries and often the boundaries of their own discipline,” according to the CTE. “They represent the highest [...]

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Watch: Dr. Jo Guldi, Assistant Professor of British History and Digital History gives keynote speech at the 2017 Honors Convocation.

https://youtu.be/ZoqHfkz-ysE At the 2017 Honors Convocation at SMU Dr. Jo Guldi, Assistant Professor of British HIstory and Digital HIstory at Dedman School of Humanities and Sciences, gave the keynote speech in McFarlin Auditorium on the SMU campus with an introduction by SMU President, Dr. R. Gerald Turner. https://youtu.be/ZoqHfkz-ysE

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SMU honors outstanding achievement, service at 2016-17 Hilltop Excellence Awards, Honors Convocation

SMU News Originally Posted: April 18, 2017 SMU faculty, staff, administrators and students were recognized with teaching awards, service honors and the University’s highest commendation, the “M” Award, at the 2016-17 Hilltop Excellence Awards Monday, April 17. Earlier in the day, the University honored its best students at the 20th Honors Convocation. The address was delivered by Jo Guldi, assistant professor of history in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. > Find a complete list of award winners from Honors Convocation 2017 A native Dallasite, Guldi studies the history of Great Britain and the British Empire, landscape history, legal history, property law, infrastructure, digital methods, international development, and agrarian studies. As a digital and data historian, she also oversees the lecture series “Data is Made Up of Stories: University-wide Futures From the Digital Humanities,” [...]

By | 2017-04-18T08:42:44+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, History|Comments Off on SMU honors outstanding achievement, service at 2016-17 Hilltop Excellence Awards, Honors Convocation

Congratulations Sabri Ates, Michael Lusztig, and Hiroki Takeuchi recently awarded the Colin Powell Global Order and Foreign Policy Fellowship

Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: April 5, 2017 Three SMU professors Sabri Ates, Michael Lusztig, and Hiroki Takeuchi were awarded the Colin Powell Global Order and Foreign Policy Fellowship for 2017-2018. The award, designed to increase research and scholarship and to enhance teaching effectiveness, gives SMU faculty members up to $5,000 for their research, which contributes to what President Bush referred to as the New World Order. Sabri Ates, associate professor of history, will use the award to finish writing his book Seyyid Abdulqadir Nehri’s Pursuit of an Independent Kurdistan. With the recent developments in Iraq, Syria and Turkey the question of Kurdish statelessness is becoming more pressing. Ates explores what historical conditions account for how the Kurds became the largest ethnic group without its own nation. His book [...]

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