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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Honoring the legacy of Ambassador Robert Strauss

Tower Center regrets to inform you of the passing of the Honorable Robert S. Strauss, our dear friend and supporter of the SMU Tower Center for Political Studies. Honoring a Legacy: Ambassador Robert S. Strauss, 1918-2014 By the Robert S. Strauss Center … Continue reading

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Joshua Rovner | What to Say to Russia

This op-ed first appeared in the March 14, 2014, edition of The National Interest. For more information click here. By Joshua Rovner, Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security, Tower Center The United States has a powerful interest in … Continue reading

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Joshua Rovner | Putin’s Crimea Blunder

Putin’s Crimea Blunder This news story first appeared in the March 6, 2014, edition of The National Interest. For more information click here. By Joshua Rovner, Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security, Tower Center Russia’s sudden occupation … Continue reading

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Admiral Patrick M. Walsh | Written Congressional Testimony to the House Armed Services Committee

House Armed Services Committee – Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection Forces 27 February 2014 Capabilities to Support the Asia Pacific Rebalance – A Maritime Perspective Witness Statement Admiral Patrick M. Walsh, USN (Ret.) In Asia-Pacific today, maritime considerations influence national … Continue reading

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Student Blog – Grace Lee | U.S., North and South Korea Event: What the Future Holds

The Tower Center hosted a panel discussion on the politics of the Korean peninsula and U.S. – Korean relations. Han Park and Victor Cha are Korean scholars who discussed their opinions on the possibility of the unification of the Koreas. … Continue reading

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