Category Archives: People

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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Josh Rovner on Trump considering Exxon Mobil CEOs for secretary of state

Tower Chair Josh Rovner commented on rumors President-elect Donald Trump is considering present and past CEOs of Exxon Mobil for the position of secretary of state in the Dallas Morning News. Some are skeptical of the idea, saying the CEOs don’t … Continue reading

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Board Member William Cohen | “Don’t Retreat into Fortress America”

Honorary Tower Center Board Member William Cohen, former Republican senator and secretary of defense, coauthored an opinion piece for the New York Times, “Don’t Retreat into Fortress America” with Gary Hart Nov. 22. Cohen and Hart explore the two greatest … Continue reading

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Law Professor Nathan Cortez: Tampering with Obamacare is like a game of Jenga

Tower Center Fellow Nathan Cortez, professor of law in leadership and Latino studies at Dedman School of Law, talked with KERA News about the future of the Affordable Care Act under President Trump and a Republican held Congress. Republicans have … Continue reading

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Harold Clarke | “How a 1950s political theory predicted defeat for Clinton”

Tower Center Senior Fellow Harold Clarke wrote an opinion piece in the Dallas Morning News titled “How a 1950s political theory predicted defeat for Clinton.” Clarke argues voters make their decisions based on three factors: long-term partisan predispositions, judgments about important … Continue reading

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Q&A with Director Jim Hollifield | What we can expect from a Trump presidency

The contentious 2016 election came to an end early Nov. 9 with a result that surprised many — Donald Trump won the presidency. In his victory speech, Trump promised to be a president for all Americans. “Now it is time for America … Continue reading

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Victoria Farrar-Myers | Social Media’s Influence on Elections

Tower Center Senior Fellow Victoria Farrar-Myers was part of a panel for the McCuistion episode “How Social Media and Technology Influence Elections” Oct. 30. Farrar-Myers talked about the research she did for the book she edited “Controlling the Message: New Media … Continue reading

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