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Andrew Jackson: The Patriot 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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Senior Fellow Pia Orrenius: Texas Economy Exceeds National Averages

Good news for Texas: Despite the faltering energy industry, the Lone Star state experienced an increase in incomes and a decrease in poverty last year according to the Dallas Morning News. Tower Center Senior Fellow Pia Orrenius, senior economist at the … Continue reading

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Student Blog — Claire Huitt | The Resource Curse in China

Across the world, the resource curse afflicts numerous resource rich nations. Among them, China struggles to balance the benefits and detriments of its own domestic resources. In this year’s initial colloquium of the Sun & Star Program on Japan and … Continue reading

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Founder of LCLD recognized in D CEO

Jorge Baldor, founder of the Latino Center of Leadership Development, was recognized as Latino Advocate by D Magazine‘s  business publication D CEO in the article “Latino Business Awards 2016”. Baldor formed the LCLD in 2014 and funded a research partnership … Continue reading

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Q&A | A Tower Scholar’s life in Uganda

The Tower Center sat down with Tower Scholar Thomas Schmedding, class of 2017, to talk about his time studying abroad and interning in Kampala, Uganda. Describe your life in Uganda.  Life in a developing country is both fascinating and physically/mentally … Continue reading

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