Category Archives: Events

Recap | The American Dream in the Age of President Trump

America prides itself on being the place where a common man  has the best chance at making a life; a place where opportunity is widely available. While this was especially true in times like the first half of the 19th … Continue reading

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Event recap | The Migration Challenge in the U.S. and Europe Compared

Pia Orrenius, senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and James Hollifield, academic director of the Tower Center, sat on a panel moderated by former journalist Lee Cullum discussing migration in the U.S. and Europe compared Feb. 28. … Continue reading

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Student Blog | The China-Japan-Southeast Asia Relationship

In her assessment of China’s contemporary foreign policy Dr. Rumi Aoyama, a leading scholar in Chinese Foreign Policy from Waseda University, noted that China is creating meaningful “economic, institutional, and political ties around the world.” Aoyama began this semester’s Sun … Continue reading

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Event recap | The Mass Politics of Immigration

Dr. Wayne Cornelius, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of California at San Diego, gave a talk at the Tower Center Feb. 1 called “The Mass Politics of Immigration.” Cornelius argues there have been eight episodes of American … Continue reading

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Here’s what’s at stake for U.S.-Mexico under President Trump

Top Mexican officials are in D.C. to discuss trade, immigration and security with the Trump administration ahead of Mexican President Peña Nieto’s meeting with Donald Trump next week. The media is flooding with talk of building the wall — el muro … Continue reading

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Alan Bersin | The U.S. is too intertwined with Canada, Mexico to back out of NAFTA

Alan Bersin, assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), gave a talk Dec. 6 at the Texas-Mexico Center discussing the changing nature of borders in a globalized world. Borders are no longer lines in the sand, Bersin … Continue reading

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Adam Levine | How Political Rhetoric Engages and Demobilizes Citizens

Adam Seth Levine, professor of government from Cornell University, gave his talk “How Political Rhetoric Engages and Demobilizes Citizens”  at the Tower Center- Latino Center for Leadership and Development joint policy forum Oct. 28. Conventional wisdom about political rhetoric leads … Continue reading

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Latino Catholics more likely to vote Democratic than Protestants

Latino Public Policy postdoc Alicia Reyes-Barrientez presented on her dissertation, “Divided by Faith? An Examination of Religious Affiliation as a Determinant of Group Consciousness Among Latinxs” at the Tower Center Oct. 26. Reyes-Barrientez found that Latinos have historically voted Democratic, … Continue reading

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Event Recap | How the 1968 election affects politics today

Boston Globe columnist Michael Cohen visited the Tower Center Oct. 6 to discuss his book, “American Maelstrom: The 1968 Election and the Politics of Division,” and the 2016 election. Introducing Cohen, Thomas Knock of the Center for Presidential History said … Continue reading

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Student Blog — Madeleine Case | How voters think and learn about elections

Since the turn of the 21st century, technology has allowed political news to spread further, faster, and to an expanding audience. However, this appears to have had no impact on the level of interest that this audience takes with political … Continue reading

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