Author Archives: Jieun Pyun

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AA-Dedman(Tower Center)

SMU junior Rahfin Faruk awarded 2014 Truman Scholarship

This news story first appeared on April 16, 2014. For more information click here. DALLAS (SMU) – SMU junior Rahfin Faruk has been named a 2014 Truman Scholar. The prestigious and highly competitive national scholarship recognizes college students who are “change … Continue reading

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Student Blog – Julien Teel | Viral Warfare: The Security Implications of Cyber and Biological Weapons

On Thursday, the Tower Center had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Gregory Koblentz, a leading expert and scholar on bioterrorism. Dr. Koblentz used this opportunity to speak about the growing security implications of cyber and biological weapons. In the wake … Continue reading

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Honoring the legacy of Ambassador Robert Strauss

Tower Center regrets to inform you of the passing of the Honorable Robert S. Strauss, our dear friend and supporter of the SMU Tower Center for Political Studies. Honoring a Legacy: Ambassador Robert S. Strauss, 1918-2014 By the Robert S. Strauss Center … Continue reading

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Joshua Rovner | What to Say to Russia

This op-ed first appeared in the March 14, 2014, edition of The National Interest. For more information click here. By Joshua Rovner, Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security, Tower Center The United States has a powerful interest in … Continue reading

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Joshua Rovner | Putin’s Crimea Blunder

Putin’s Crimea Blunder This news story first appeared in the March 6, 2014, edition of The National Interest. For more information click here. By Joshua Rovner, Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security, Tower Center Russia’s sudden occupation … Continue reading

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Admiral Patrick M. Walsh | Written Congressional Testimony to the House Armed Services Committee

House Armed Services Committee – Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces 27 February 2014 Capabilities to Support the Asia Pacific Rebalance – A Maritime Perspective Witness Statement Admiral Patrick M. Walsh, USN (Ret.) In Asia-Pacific today, maritime considerations influence national … Continue reading

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Student Blog – Grace Lee | U.S., North and South Korea Event: What the Future Holds

The Tower Center hosted a panel discussion on the politics of the Korean peninsula and U.S. – Korean relations. Han Park and Victor Cha are Korean scholars who discussed their opinions on the possibility of the unification of the Koreas. … Continue reading

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Amb. Robert Jordan on #Iran & who could play the bad cop in the Mideast

In the News/Fox Radio, November 27, 2013 Note: The entire interview can be heard here. Amb. Robert Jordan on #Iran & who could play the bad cop in the Mideast Amb. Robert Jordan, former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, weighed … Continue reading

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Student Blog – Karly Hanson | Rioters for Justice: Remnants of Colonization and civil unrest in the French Banlieues

Hervé Tchumkam discussed the civil unrest in the French banlieues in his lecture ”Rioters for Justice” during the inaugural session of the Tower Center Monthly Seminar. Tchumkan graduated from the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 and the University of Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

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Student Blog – Grace Lee | Demographic Changes and their Political Impact

Last Thursday, Dr. Jeffrey S. Passel and Dr. Harold Stanley discussed the political impact of demographic changes in the U.S. Dr. Passel is a senior demographer at the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project and is a specialist in immigrant … Continue reading

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