Category Archives: Uncategorized

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Student Blog – Catherine Kirby | My Experience at the Tower Center

My Experience at the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies Being introduced to the John Goodwin Tower Center was the best thing that has ever happened to me. I was introduced to the Tower Center by my teacher and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Student Blog – Karly Hanson | Time to React: The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis Response

Dr. Heidi Hardt presented her research and the topic of her book, Time to React: The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis Response, May 14 during the final Tower Center Monthly Seminar of the semester. Dr. Hardt’s research focused on … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Student Blog – T.I. Atkins | The Political Economy of International Money

The forum that I found most interesting in the monetary policy conference was the opening dinner led by Jeffrey Frieden, who spoke on macroeconomic international cooperation between states. During the forum I was pleased to note just how much I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Student Blog – Anna Norkett | The Political Economy of International Money

On April 4th, 2014, I was able to attend The Political Economy of International Money Conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas thanks to the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU. I had never been to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

SMU junior Rahfin Faruk awarded 2014 Truman Scholarship

This news story first appeared on April 16, 2014. For more information click here. DALLAS (SMU) – SMU junior Rahfin Faruk has been named a 2014 Truman Scholar. The prestigious and highly competitive national scholarship recognizes college students who are “change … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Student Blog – Julien Teel | Viral Warfare: The Security Implications of Cyber and Biological Weapons

On Thursday, the Tower Center had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Gregory Koblentz, a leading expert and scholar on bioterrorism. Dr. Koblentz used this opportunity to speak about the growing security implications of cyber and biological weapons. In the wake … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment