Category Archives: People

TC Fellow Jeffrey Kahn, constitutional law professor, examines travel ban

Tower Center Fellow and SMU Jeffrey Kahn discussed the nature of presidential power, specifically the power of the president to issue impactful executive orders like President Trump’s recent travel ban in an interview on FOX4. A judge in Washington has already ruled … Continue reading

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Jim Hollifield | “Mexico trade war would put Texas economy, jobs at stake”

Tower Center Academic Director Jim Hollifield was interviewed by the Dallas Morning News regarding the negative impact that reduced trade with Mexico could have on the Texas economy. “Mexico is a huge part of the Texas success story,” he said. … Continue reading

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Luisa del Rosal | “Texas, Mexico officials wary of Trump’s trade plans”

President Donald Trump spent much of his campaign attacking the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), at one point calling it the worst trade deal ever signed. He is expected to sign an executive order to renegotiate NAFTA sometime this week. According to … Continue reading

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Fellows & Associates Research Highlights

FELLOWS & ASSOCIATES RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS, FALL 2016 Sabri Ates, Associate Academic Lectures, Conference Presentations, and Speaking Engagements Keynote address, “Three Frontiers, One Map: Making the Oldest Boundary of the Middle East”, Consortium for Asian and African Studies Annual Conference, Tokyo 22-23 … Continue reading

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“No, Trump’s presidency won’t be unprecedented”

Tower Center Senior Fellow Jeffrey Engel and SMU Historian Aaron Crawford wrote an editorial in the Dallas Morning News Jan. 18, “No, Trump’s presidency won’t be unprecedented.” Crawford and Engel, director of SMU’s Center for Presidential History, highlights similarities between former President … Continue reading

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Sabri Ates wins NEH grant to study historic pursuit of a Kurdish state

Tower Center Associate Sabri Ates was one of two SMU professors awarded National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship grants. Ates, associate professor in the Clements Department of History, is using the grant to write Sheikh Abdulqadir Nehri (d. 1925) and … Continue reading

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Senior Fellow Dr. Frederick Chang to be inducted to TAMEST

Tower Center Senior Fellow and Director of the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security Dr. Frederick Chang will be inducted as a member to The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas (TAMEST). “I am humbled by the prestigious … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Engel | “The meaning of the ‘Four Freedoms’ speech 75 years later”

President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave what became to be known as the “Four Freedoms” speech 75 years ago today. In this speech he proposed four fundamental freedoms he felt everyone deserved: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want … Continue reading

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Amb. Robert Jordan | “Tillerson fully understands American foreign policy priorities”

Tower Center Senior Fellow and Diplomat-in-Residence Ambassador Robert Jordan was interviewed on FOX about President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson. Controversy has surrounded the nomination with some Republican senators, such as Marco Rubio … Continue reading

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John McCain | “Trump retreats from trade deals at his peril”

Tower Center Honorary Board Member Sen. John McCain wrote an editorial in the Financial Times Dec. 6. McCain argues against withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, saying it would make the U.S. less competitive and would compromise American leadership in the … Continue reading

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