Category Archives: Latino Public Policy

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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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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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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SMU Professor to research college access for English language learners

Denisa Gándara,  assistant professor of higher education at SMU, is one of 13 scholars who has been awarded a research grant as part of the Latino Center for Leadership and Development (LCLD) and the Tower Center for Political Studies research … 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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The Latino Vote in the 2016 Election

The Tower Center and the Latino Leadership Center for Development cohosted an event, “The Latino Vote in the 2016 Election,” at Jones Day Law Office Sept. 20. Matt Barreto, professor of political science at the University of California Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Founder of LCLD recognized in D CEO

Jorge Baldor, founder of the Latino Center of Leadership Development, was recognized as Latino Advocate by D Magazine‘s  business publication D CEO in the article “Latino Business Awards 2016”. Baldor formed the LCLD in 2014 and funded a research partnership … Continue reading

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