Category Archives: General News

Tower Center Associate’s research featured in NYT Magazine

Tower Center Associate and SMU Law Professor Jenia Turner’s research was cited in an in-depth New York Times Magazine story looking at what happens when prosecutors violate the Brady rule and withhold key evidence from the defense. Turner’s research, “Two … Continue reading

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Jim Hollifield | Revisiting “The Emerging Migration State”

Tower Center Academic Director Jim Hollifield was interviewed by Migration Systems to revisit his 2004 essay “The Emerging Migration State.” In his essay, Hollifield advanced the idea that states could manage migration for strategic gain. Robert Westermann asks Hollifield to apply his … Continue reading

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How subjective perceptions shape aggression between great powers

Tower Center Associate Peter H. Gries authored a report in collaboration with five other experts published on Frontiers in Psychology called “War or Peace? How the Subjective Perception of Great Power Interdependence Shapes Preemptive Defensive Aggression.” Gries et al. look … Continue reading

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President Trump is ignoring the lesson of two world wars

Tower Center Senior Fellow and Director of the SMU Center for Presidential History Jeffrey Engel wrote an analysis for the Washington Post on the importance of the U.S. staying engaged in Europe. He claims President Trump’s election was a victory … Continue reading

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Can Scotland Block Brexit?

Tower Center Fellow and UK law expert Sionaidh Douglas-Scott answered the floating question: “Can Scotland Block Brexit?” in an article for Prospect. She says that even though the UK does need consent from the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Parliament … Continue reading

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Michael McLendon named interim provost of Baylor

Tower Center Senior Fellow Michael McLendon was named interim provost of Baylor University, effective July 1. McLendon served has dean of Baylor’s School of Education since 2015 and was previously an associate dean at SMU’s Simmons School of Education and … Continue reading

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Consul General, TC Director discuss NAFTA, protectionism in DMN

Dallas and Fort Worth Mayors returned from a trip to Toronto feeling both hope and anxiety over NAFTA, the Dallas Morning News reported. DMN reporter Tristan Allman talked to Sara Wilshaw, Consul General of Canada in Dallas, about her thoughts … Continue reading

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Luisa del Rosal named finalist for D CEO Latino Business Award

Tower Center and Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center Executive Director Luisa del Rosal was named a finalist for D CEO’s Latino Business Awards 2017. “I am so proud and humbled to be a part of this group that D Magazine is … Continue reading

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Is Russia getting cozy with North Korea?

Tower Chair and National Security expert Joshua Rovner talked to CBS’s Roshini Rajkumar about North Korea and its relationships with China, Russia and the U.S. Rovner said the Trump administration is trying to isolate North Korea like the administrations before. … Continue reading

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Luisa del Rosal advises forum at SMU to promote gender equality

SMU is hosting the third annual Women’s Ambassador Forum (WAF) June 6-9, which is bringing in 25 young women from 18 different countries to attend seminars and learn how to become leaders and promote gender equality in their home countries. Tower … Continue reading

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