Category Archives: People

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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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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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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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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Fellows and Associates Research Highlights — Spring 2017

FELLOWS & ASSOCIATES RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS, SPRING 2017 Dominique Baker, Associate Academic Lectures, Conference Presentations, and Speaking Engagements “Undergraduate debt’s role in shaping students’ futures,” TG (formerly Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), June 2017. “Borrowing to get ahead: Undergraduate debt’s effect … Continue reading

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Eric Bing | Using innovation to deliver health care in Africa

The Catalyst, a journal from the Bush Institute, interviewed Tower Center Fellow Eric Bing about how to deliver quality health care around the world. Watch what he has to say:

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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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