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Kandahar prosecutor will give lecture on military justice Nov. 7, 2013

Lt. Col. Jay Morse, lead U.S. Army prosecutor in the court-martial of former staff sergeant Robert Bales for the March 2012 Kandahar massacre in Afghanistan, will speak publicly for the first time about the civilian shooting rampage and subsequent criminal case during … Continue reading

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2013 Tower Center conference examines defense under austerity

Emerging regional threats and national security under budget austerity. will be the hot topics during a 2013 national security conference Oct. 30-31 at SMU. It is the 6th annual conference hosted by the University’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies. “The … Continue reading

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Strategist Karen Hughes named 2013 Dedman Distinguished Grad

Corporate and political strategist Karen Hughes, named by The Associated Press as “perhaps the most influential woman ever to serve an American president,” will be honored with SMU’s 2013 Dedman College Distinguished Graduate Award on Thursday, Oct. 10. The invitation-only event, sponsored … Continue reading

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SMU hosts discussion on the White House and faith-based initiatives

SMU’s Center for Presidential History will host a symposium exploring the importance of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships as part of the 21st-century presidency and its implications for church-state relations. Every current and former director of the Office – John … Continue reading

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Federal Reserve CEO talks with Texas Monthly at SMU Oct. 7, 2013

Richard W. Fisher, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, will visit the Hilltop Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 to discuss the Texas economy, federal monetary policy and his own unusual life story. Texas Monthy Senior Editor Erica Grieder will … Continue reading

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New Tate Lecture season begins Sept. 17, 2013

Robert Gates and Leon Panetta, former U.S. Secretaries of Defense and directors of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), will visit SMU Tuesday, Sept. 17 to kick off the 2013-14 season of the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series. Panetta and Gates … Continue reading

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Civil rights legend to offer keynote in SMU symposium Sept. 6, 2013

On the heels of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, renowned civil rights and social justice leaders and scholars will be at SMU to discuss the future. “The End of Civil Rights in America? Reflections on the Future … Continue reading

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Common Reading author Wes Moore visits SMU Aug. 29, 2013

New York Times best-selling author Wes Moore will visit SMU Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, to discuss his book, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates. The free lecture is part of the University’s 2013 Common Reading Program and will take … Continue reading

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SMU celebrates 50 years of ‘I Have a Dream’ Aug. 28, 2013

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March On Washington, SMU students will gather to watch televised anniversary march ceremonies, debate the progress of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s dream with Wiley College students and attend a lecture on the legacy … Continue reading

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Anti-doping leader Travis Tygart speaks at SMU Aug. 27, 2013

The SMU law graduate who broke the Lance Armstrong doping case returns to the Hilltop to discuss the pressures athletes face and the importance of integrity in sports. U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart will speak on “Playing Fair and Winning: An Inside View … Continue reading

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