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Executive Director Luisa del Rosal profiled in the Daily Campus

Luisa del Rosal, newly appointed executive director of the Tower Center and Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center, was profiled in the Daily Campus by SMU student Allison Plake. “As the first female, Hispanic executive director for the Tower Center, she hopes to … Continue reading

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Q&A | Tower Scholar studies trade, U.S. leadership

The Tower Center sat down with Tower Scholar Matthew Reitz, class of 2017, to discuss his research on U.S.-Japan security, and more recently, free trade. Reitz, a political science and international studies major, spent June studying in Japan with Professor … Continue reading

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September Texas Economic Update: Pia Orrenius, Dallas Fed

Watch Tower Center Senior Fellow Pia Orrenius give the September Texas Economic Update. “The worst of the energy crisis may be over,” she said.  

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Student Blog — Thomas Schmedding | Strategic Dilemmas in American Foreign Policy

In the 2016 American political season, the vastly different perspectives of foreign policy continue to serve as a key point of debate between the presidential candidates. While it is easy to advocate for specific policy options, we generally fail to … Continue reading

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Andrew Jackson: The Patron Saint of Donald Trump?

A Donald Trump presidency, like that of Andrew Jackson in 1829, would be driven by emotion, according to SMU historian Aaron Crawford. Crawford, from SMU’s Center for Presidential History, gave the Tower Center’s September monthly seminar lecture: “Injury, Rage, Audacity: … Continue reading

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DMN: Why immigration may be good for the feds and bad for states — for now

Tower Center Senior Fellow Pia Orrenius, senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, commented on a report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine in the Dallas Morning News. The report found that immigration helps the … Continue reading

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The Latino Vote in the 2016 Election

The Tower Center and the Latino Leadership Center for Development cohosted an event, “The Latino Vote in the 2016 Election,” at Jones Day Law Office Sept. 20. Matt Barreto, professor of political science at the University of California Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Jim Hollifield talks free trade, Gary Johnson in the Dallas Morning News

Tower Center Academic Director Jim Hollifield was interviewed in the Dallas Morning News article, “One presidential hopeful with two beneficial policies for Texas isn’t in the debates” by business columnist Mitchell Schnurman Sept. 20. Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson … Continue reading

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Tower Center Fellow Alexander Betts suggests focus on development at White House, UN refugee summits

Tower Center Fellow Alexander Betts, director of the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford, wrote an opinion piece for the Guardian discussing the upcoming White House and United Nations summits on refugees and mass migration Sept. 17. Betts suggests … Continue reading

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Bush Institute essay explores connections across North American borders

The George W. Bush Institute published an essay exploring life across the North American continent and the cross-border connections that affect everyday lives. The essay, written by Matthew Rooney, Laura Collins, Sarah Reid and William McKenzie, is divided into three … Continue reading

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