Author Archives: Karly Hanson

About Karly Hanson

AA-Dedman(Political Science)

Tower Scholar Awarded Medders Undergraduate Fellowship

HCM Tower Scholar Ben Prengler ’19 was awarded the Tower Center Tom Bryant Medders, Jr. Fellowship for 2017-2019. Prengler, a pre-law student from Fairview, Texas, plans to use the fellowship for research comparing constitutional design in the United States and … Continue reading

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“Can America still be trusted with classified information?”

Tower Chair and national security expert Josh Rovner weighed in on the possible consequences of President Trump sharing classified intelligence with Russian officials. The original source of the information that Trump leaked was reported to be Israel, viewed as one of … Continue reading

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Ambassador Robert Jordan on President Trump’s trip to Saudi Arabia

Tower Center Diplomat-in-Residence Ambassador Robert Jordan weighed in on President Trump’s upcoming trip to Saudi Arabia. “There’s a degree of nervousness,” Jordan told the Dallas Morning News. Diplomats prefer predictability and clear foreign policy, according to Jordan, which is something … Continue reading

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U.S.-China Relations and the Trump Administration

Tower Chair Josh Rovner edited a policy roundtable discussing the U.S.-China relationship under President Trump. “The stable maritime-land balance is now in question, at least to some observers, because of China’s economic and military rise,” Rovner wrote. Trump’s shifting attitude … Continue reading

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Admiral Patrick Walsh | “The Changing Battlefield”

Tower Center Senior Fellow Admiral Patrick Walsh was interviewed about cyber security and “The Changing Battlefield” for The Catalyst, a  quarterly journal put out by the George W. Bush Institute. “It’s no longer just the nation-state. It’s no longer just … Continue reading

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Tower Scholars address Russian cyber activities in simulation

The junior class of Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars participated in a simulations for their policy seminar course and presented their policy proposal to the Deputies Committee of the National Security Council May 1. The scholars acted as members of … Continue reading

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President Trump and Russia with SMU’s Daniel Orlovsky

SMU history Professor and Russia expert Daniel Orlovsky visited the Tower Center to give the final monthly seminar looking at the new Trump administration April 26. Orlovsky is an expert in the 1917 revolution, which ended imperial Russia, ushered in … Continue reading

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Recap | Is Cyberwar Coming?

Is cyberwar coming? One expert argues no, while another says it is already here — but it’s not what we should be worried about. The Tower Center held a seminar looking at the potential of cyberwar featuring experts Jon Lindsay … Continue reading

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Meeting Basic Health Needs in a Venezuela in Crisis

In a new report for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Tower Center senior fellow Katherine Bliss examines the deteriorating health situation in Venezuela, where the administration of President Nicolás Maduro has been reluctant to seek external assistance to address the resurgence of … Continue reading

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Q&A | A Scholar’s Life in Buenos Aires

The Tower Center talked with HCM Tower Scholar Kelsey Shipman about her experience studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Shipman is a sophomore studying economics, public policy and foreign language. While in Buenos Aires she is interning with CIPPEC (Centro de … Continue reading

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