Category Archives: People

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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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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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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Josh Rovner | “In Syria, where will U.S. intervention stop?”

President Donald Trump ordered a missile strike on the Shayrat Airbase in Syria allegedly in response to the use of chemical weapons in an attack carried out by the Assad regime in the Idlib Province April 4. Tower Chair and security studies … Continue reading

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SMU Professors Awarded Colin Powell Fellowship

Three SMU professors Sabri Ates, Michael Lusztig, and Hiroki Takeuchi were awarded the Colin Powell Global Order and Foreign Policy Fellowship for 2017-2018. The award, designed to increase research and scholarship and to enhance teaching effectiveness, gives SMU faculty members up … Continue reading

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Jieun Pyun | A new “Seoul Spring”

Jieun Pyun, manager for the Human Freedom Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, wrote about the recent protests in South Korea, her home country, in the wake of the corruption charges surrounding the now impeached President Park Geun-hye and … Continue reading

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Richard Fisher | “From homeless to Harvard”

Tower Center Board Member and former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Richard Fisher wrote a column in the Dallas Morning News telling the story of his father, Leslie Fisher. In the column, Fisher describes his father’s journey … Continue reading

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