Category Archives: Students

Q&A | A Scholar’s Life in Buenos Aires

The Tower Center talked with HCM Tower Scholar Kelsey Shipman about her experience studying abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Shipman is a sophomore studying economics, public policy and foreign language. While in Buenos Aires she is interning with CIPPEC (Centro de … Continue reading

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Spring Break at the Library of Congress

HCM Tower Scholar and Tower Center student intern Destiny Rose Murphy is spending Spring Break at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Murphy is researching Chief Justice Earl Warren and his leadership throughout the Civil Rights movement for her … Continue reading

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Q&A | Tower Scholar studies death penalty in Dallas County

The Tower Center sat down with Senior Kate Moody, class of 2017, to discuss her research project on the cost of the death penalty in Dallas County. Moody is majoring in human rights and international studies, with minors in Spanish … Continue reading

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Student Blog | The China-Japan-Southeast Asia Relationship

In her assessment of China’s contemporary foreign policy Dr. Rumi Aoyama, a leading scholar in Chinese Foreign Policy from Waseda University, noted that China is creating meaningful “economic, institutional, and political ties around the world.” Aoyama began this semester’s Sun … Continue reading

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Q&A | My time as a campaign manager

Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar Kovan Barzani, class of 2017, managed Jim Burke’s 2016 campaign for the Texas House of Representatives District 114 in Dallas. Barzani started out as a Fellow at the Dallas County Democratic Party, and within a month … Continue reading

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Tower Scholar visits Poland | “Something I Will Never Forget”

Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar Destiny Rose Murphy, class of 2019, spent her winter break in Poland traveling to World War II-era concentration camps and memorials as part of the Embrey Human Rights Program Poland Holocaust Education Trip. Those who want … Continue reading

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Student Blog — Alexander Stephenson | Trump vs. NAFTA

The United States is facing a political climate unlike anything it has seen in recent memory due to the recent election of American businessman Donald Trump as the next president. The Trump administration will usher in a new era of … Continue reading

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Q&A with Sara Jendrusch | Exploring security within the commercial sex trade

The Tower Center sat down with Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar Sara Jendrusch to discuss her research exploring the security of the commercial sex trade. Jendrusch has conducted research in Amsterdam, London and around the United States. She is majoring … Continue reading

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Tower Scholars donate laptops to refugees to help them learn English

Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars Kovan Barzani and Thomas Schmedding donated 11 laptops to refugees in Dallas to help them learn English as part of a group project for a class. Barzani, Schmedding and four of their classmates submitted their project for Engaged … Continue reading

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Student Blog | The U.S. Presidential Election and the Future of Japan-US Relations

When he would quip, “the U.S. is now the geopolitical uncertainty” Dr. Toshihiro Nakayama of Keio University never anticipated that the U.S. would actually become the world’s new geopolitical uncertainty. Rather than raising cynical laughter, in the wake of the … Continue reading

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