Category Archives: General News

Will President Xi Jinping seek a third term?

Hiroki Takeuchi, Tower Center Senior Fellow and Director of the Sun & Star Program, was quoted in an article in the South China Morning Post about the possible future of Chinese President Xi Jingping. Takeuchi believes that even though it’s … Continue reading

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TC Associate publishes study on education policy and student mobilization

Tower Center Associate Dominique Baker published a study in The Journal of Higher Education that investigates for connections between a school’s racial and gender diversity and the likelihood of an I, Too, Am campaign on campus. I, Too, Am Harvard was the first campaign of its kind, … Continue reading

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Cullum Clark: Tax reform will be harder to pass than healthcare

Tower Center Fellow and director of the SMU Economics Center Cullum Clark was interviewed on NBC 5 about the GOP’s newly proposed tax reform plan. “We’ve already seen that the Republicans have already had a really hard time reaching consensus … Continue reading

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Does it matter if imports from Mexico are actually made of U.S. stuff?

Executive director of the Tower Center and Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center was quoted in an article for the Houston Chronicle regarding imports from Mexico and their impacts on the U.S. economy. Luisa del Rosal argues that even if most of … Continue reading

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TC Expert analyzes the latest EU Withdrawal Bill

Tower Center Fellow Sionaidh Douglas-Scott wrote a piece for The UK in a Changing Europe Initiative that looks at the possible impact of the current EU Withdrawal Bill. As Britain works through the legal necessities required to complete Brexit and … Continue reading

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Center Spotlight | A Life of Service

Retired Brig. Gen. Patrick Mordente has dedicated his life to serving the United States, first through the military and now at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Mordente was appointed to be the director of the Bush Library … Continue reading

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Scholar Spotlight | My Semester in South America

Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar Ryan Cross spent the spring of 2017 studying abroad in Argentina and Chile. He spent seven weeks in each country learning about economics, political development, and business in Latin America. During breaks he visited Uruguay … Continue reading

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Jeff Engel: Trump’s DACA announcement gives Congress a chance

Tower Center Senior Fellow Jeffrey Engel was interviewed on Fox 4 News to discuss President Trump’s announcement regarding DACA. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the Justice Department is ending the program, but gave Congress six months to potentially … Continue reading

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Luisa del Rosal wins D CEO Latino Up-And-Comer Award

Tower Center and Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center Executive Director Luisa del Rosal won the “Latino Up-And-Comer” award as part of D CEO’s 2017 Latino Business Awards. The awards are designed to honor the top Latino “visionary thinkers and industry pioneers” in … Continue reading

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Cullum Clark on Harvey: Dallas could see more than 100,000 evacuees

Tower Center Fellow Cullum Clark was interviewed on Fox 4 News to weigh in on lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina as more people evacuate after Hurricane Harvey to Dallas. Clark thinks Dallas could see more than 100,000 evacuees. “To move … Continue reading

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