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Ling Shiao: Why Beijing caved to local bosses in Chen case

Ling Shiao is an associate professor in SMU’s William P. Clements Department of History and an associate in SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies. Professor Ling specializes in the history of social and intellectual movements in modern China. Her … Continue reading

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Local Korean Media Covers Tower Center Event

NUAC Dallas and SMU Tower Center Co-hosts Seminar on North Korean Issues Timing couldn’t have been better. Just one day before the United States and the North Korea announced a breakthrough agreement on Wednesday February 29th, the Korean National Unification … Continue reading

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Dallas Morning News Story on Tower Center Event

On February 21, 2012, the Tower Center held an event in collaboration with the Sixth Floor Museum. The event was The Vital South and Presidential Elections, 1960-2012 and it was held at the Museum where Earl Black spoke. Point Person: … Continue reading

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Gadhafi’s Death is Only A Passing Triumph for the New Libya

by LaiYee Leong, Ph.D. Associate Research Fellow John G. Tower Center for Political Studies, SMU Gadhafi’s death is undoubtedly good news to most Libyans and to the international community. Under his brutal 42-year dictatorship, Libya saw a complete collapse of … Continue reading

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Ambassador Robert Jordan in the News

Robert Jordan, Tower Center Diplomat in Residence and Former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, was interviewed on Bloomberg this morning and will be on CNBC tomorrow (2/24) at 6:45am. He will be talking about Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Here is Bob’s … Continue reading

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Pia Orrenius, TC Fellow, on CNN Discussing New Immigration Book

Pia Orrenius, Senior Economist at the Dallas Fed and Tower Center Fellow, has published a wonderful new book Beside the Golden Door: U.S. Immigration Reform in a New Era of Globalization with co-author Madeline Zavodny. You can catch her interview … Continue reading

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Tower Center Faculty On-Air

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Jim Hollifield in NYT Migration Article

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Tower Center Involvement in Deliberations on Global Cybersecurity Issues

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Vanda Felbab-Brown on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show

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