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Policy Roundtable | “Russia and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election”

Tower Chair Joshua Rovner edited and wrote the introduction for the International Security Studies Forum’s newest roundtable, “Russia and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.” Russian intelligence officials stole and leaked information from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign … Continue reading

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Jieun Pyun | A new “Seoul Spring”

Jieun Pyun, manager for the Human Freedom Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, wrote about the recent protests in South Korea, her home country, in the wake of the corruption charges surrounding the now impeached President Park Geun-hye and … Continue reading

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Richard Fisher | “From homeless to Harvard”

Tower Center Board Member and former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Richard Fisher wrote a column in the Dallas Morning News telling the story of his father, Leslie Fisher. In the column, Fisher describes his father’s journey … Continue reading

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“Why denying refugees the right to work is a catastrophic error”

Tower Center Fellow Alexander Betts and Oxford University Professor Paul Collier wrote an article in the Guardian March 22, “Why denying refugees the right to work is a catastrophic error.” Betts and Collier argue that the decampment strategy that started … Continue reading

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Dr. Jim Hollifield | Evolving Migration Crisis in Europe

The Tower Center’s very own Dr. Jim Hollifield, Director of the Tower Center and Public Policy Fellow of the Wilson Center, appeared on Wilson Center NOW with John Milewski. See the full video discussion below or at at the Wilson … Continue reading

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Dr. Jim Hollifield | Beyond Migration: The Refugee Crisis in Europe and the Challenges of Immigrant Integration

The John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Science Studies’s very own Dr. Jim Hollifield recently spoke at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s event “Beyond Migration: The Refugee Crisis in Europe and the Challenges of Immigrant Integration” alongside Dr. Henry J. Barkey, … Continue reading

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Article by Emma Horner on Thomas Cronin | Presidential Leadership and the 2016 Election

Leadership Expert Discusses Complex 2016 Presidential Race By Emma Horner The 2016 election has made becoming the next United States President more burdensome, according to a presidential leadership expert during a lecture on Thursday night.             Thomas Cronin, McHugh Professor … Continue reading

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Historian David McCullough receives SMU Tower Center Medal of Freedom

David McCullough, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer often called “America’s greatest historian,” received the Medal of Freedom from SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies Nov. 18. The award is given by the Tower Center every two years to an … Continue reading

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SMU Junior, Kaitlyn Montan, Receives the Jack C. and Annette K. Vaughn Foreign Service and International Affairs Internship

SMU student, Kaitlyn Montan, receives Tower Center’s 2016 Jack C. and Annette K. Vaughn Foreign Service and International Affairs Internship. Kaitlyn Montan is from Flower Mound, Texas, and is majoring in Political Science and International Studies with a concentration in … Continue reading

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Student Blog – Matthew Reitz | The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Implications beyond Economics

In a recent New York Times article, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is quoted saying that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is “as important as another aircraft carrier” to the US’s strategy in the Pacific. Secretary Carter is emphasizing the TPP … Continue reading

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