Category Archives: General News

TC Experts Discuss Viability of Austerity Politics in UK

Tower Center affiliates Harold D. Clarke and Marianne Stewart authored an article for the London School of Economics and Political Science blog about the viability of austerity-based politics in British general elections. They argue the rhetoric isn’t attractive to important … Continue reading

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Center Spotlight | In the Weeds of Criminal Justice

SMU Tower Center Associate Jenia Turner is a law professor at SMU’s Dedman School of Law. For this month’s Center Spotlight we decided to get to know Jenia and ask her about her research and goals. A lot of your research focuses … Continue reading

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The Crackdown in Saudi Arabia: Former Amb. Robert Jordan weighs in

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman arrested as many as 500 people Monday in what he said was an action to rid the country of corruption. Today, Saudi Arabia accused Iran of an act of war. Tower Center Senior … Continue reading

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Tower Center Fellow Conducts Interviews in Norway

Tower Center Fellow Dr. LaiYee Leong is conducting interviews in Oslo, Norway, as part of an oral history project for the SMU Center for Presidential History. The project focuses on transatlantic relations during the George W. Bush administration. This past … Continue reading

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Center Spotlight | Lessons from Bush 41

As a result of a massive 10-year declassification project at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library, Jeffrey A. Engel wrote his new book, “When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War.” The Tower Center … Continue reading

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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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