Category Archives: Events

Event Recap | Legacies of the First World War in the Middle East

Michael Provence, historian and expert on Syria, gave a lecture at the SMU Tower Center with Aimee Genell, assistant professor of history at the University of West Georgia, about the impact the resolution of the World War I had on … Continue reading

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Event Recap | Why Russia interfered in the 2016 Presidential Election

A year later, the intelligence community has no doubt Russia did everything it could to interfere with the 2016 United States presidential election. Andrew Kuchins, senior fellow at the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University, … Continue reading

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Event Recap | How China Escaped the Poverty Trap

China’s rapid economic development has stunned theorists everywhere. After all, economic success isn’t supposed to be possible under a dictatorship, and yet over the past 30 years China has managed to pull 800 million people out of poverty through national … Continue reading

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Student Blog | 5 Take-aways from “Global Health Diplomacy”

The Tower Center hosted the panel discussion “Global Health Diplomacy” Oct. 18 featuring the former President of Nigeria H. E. Olusegun Obasanjo, Bishop Sunday Onuoha, the founder and president of Vision Africa, Fiemu Nwarkiaku, associate dean at UT Southwestern Medical Center’s … Continue reading

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Event Recap | The North Korean Missile Threat

President Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea” in a speech at the United Nations Sept. 19. Sen. Bob Corker, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, responded that this rhetoric could lead the United States to World War III. … Continue reading

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Dallas Morning News reports on Tower Center-LCLD healthcare policy forum

The Tower Center and Latino Center for Leadership and Development (LCLD) held a policy forum Oct. 10 called “The Status of Latino Health in a Shifting Political Landscape.” The forum featured research funded by the Tower Center-LCLD partnership from Edward … Continue reading

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Student Blog | Investment & Risk in Energy Transport

Dedman Law School Professor James Coleman led a discussion at the Tower Center looking at the complexities of the energy sector focusing on transportation as the driving force. His talk covered what is driving new investment in energy transport, what … Continue reading

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Event Recap | Food Safety After Fukushima

The Tower Center Sun & Star Japan East Asia Program held a discussion Sept. 7 with SMU Anthropology Assistant Professor Nicolas Sternsdorff Cisterna examining how citizens banded together to demand safe food after the 2011 nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan. … Continue reading

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Conference Recap | The State of Latino Education

The Tower Center and Latino Center for Leadership and Development (LCLD) held a conference with SMU Simmons School of Education and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute June 21 to discuss the current state of Latino education in the U.S. and Texas. … Continue reading

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“Texas needs to take the lead on NAFTA 2.0”

Texas Representative Will Hurd said Texas should take the lead on the renegotiation of NAFTA at a panel discussion at the Bush Center June 19. The Tower Center cosponsored the panel along with the Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center. The 23-year-old … Continue reading

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