Category Archives: People

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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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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