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SMU’s Tower Scholars Program receives over $4 million in gifts

This news story first appeared on September 4, 2014. For more information click here. SMU’s Tower Scholars Program receives over $4 million in gifts By Robert Miller, The Dallas Morning News; September 4, 2014 Gifts totaling more than $4 million will endow and … Continue reading

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Texas Entrepreneurs Want More Work Visas

This news story first appeared on August 28, 2014. For more information click here. Tower Center Fellow, Pia Orrenius is Senior Economist and Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Texas Entrepreneurs Want More Work Visas By Lauren Silverman, KERA; August 28, … Continue reading

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Tower Center Welcomes Nuclear Strategist Paul Avey

SMU TOWER CENTER WELCOMES NUCLEAR STRATEGIST PAUL AVEY Paul Avey joins the SMU John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies as a new postdoctoral fellow focusing on nuclear statecraft, foreign policy and international relations. Avey joined the Tower Center on … Continue reading

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Tower Center Associate, Edward T. Rincón | “Texas: Quality of Life at the Crossroads.”

Tower Center Associate, Edward T. Rincón co-authored a public policy paper entitled “Texas:  Quality of Life at the Crossroads” with Marcos G. Ronquillo, Esq., a prominent trial attorney in Dallas. The paper reviews the reasons that Texas is enjoying a … Continue reading

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Joshua Rovner | What Ukraine means for how we study war

This news story first appeared on August 4, 2014, edition of The Washington Post. For more information click here. Professor Joshua Rovner is John G. Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics and National Security & Director of Studies at the Tower Center … Continue reading

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Joshua Rovner on Iraq and the Politics of Intelligence

This news story first appeared on July 30, 2014, edition of Cicero. For more information click here. Professor Joshua Rovner is John G. Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics and National Security & Director of Studies at the Tower Center for Political … Continue reading

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Joshua Rovner | Putin’s grand strategy is failing

This news story first appeared on July 20, 2014, edition of The Washington Post. For more information click here. Professor Joshua Rovner is John G. Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics and National Security & Director of Studies at the Tower Center … Continue reading

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Violence Is Behind the Surge of Children Crossing the Border

This news story first appeared on July 8, 2014. For more information click here. Dr. Tom K. Wong was a postdoctoral fellow at the Tower Center from 2011-2013. Statistical Analysis Shows that Violence, Not Deferred Action, Is Behind the Surge of Unaccompanied Children Crossing … Continue reading

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The NYT Quotes Pamela Corley’s Recent Book called “The Puzzle of Unanimity: Consensus on the United States Supreme Court.”

This news story first appeared on July 1, 2014. For more information click here. Tower Center Associate, Pamela Corley is an associate professor in the Political Science Department at SMU. Compromise at the Supreme Court Veils Its Rifts By Adam Liptak, New York … Continue reading

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FELLOWS & ASSOCIATES RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS, SPRING 2014

 FELLOWS & ASSOCIATES RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS, SPRING 2014 Anna Batta, Associate • Presenter, “The Russian Minority in the Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova,” the annual conference of the International Studies Association, ISA, Toronto, March 26-29, 2014. • Presenter, “Russian Aggression against Ukraine: … Continue reading

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