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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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Amb. Robert Jordan on #Iran & who could play the bad cop in the Mideast

In the News/Fox Radio, November 27, 2013 Note: The entire interview can be heard here. Amb. Robert Jordan on #Iran & who could play the bad cop in the Mideast Amb. Robert Jordan, former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, weighed … Continue reading

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Student Blog – Karly Hanson | Rioters for Justice: Remnants of Colonization and civil unrest in the French Banlieues

Hervé Tchumkam discussed the civil unrest in the French banlieues in his lecture ”Rioters for Justice” during the inaugural session of the Tower Center Monthly Seminar. Tchumkan graduated from the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 and the University of Pennsylvania. … Continue reading

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Student Blog – Grace Lee | Demographic Changes and their Political Impact

Last Thursday, Dr. Jeffrey S. Passel and Dr. Harold Stanley discussed the political impact of demographic changes in the U.S. Dr. Passel is a senior demographer at the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project and is a specialist in immigrant … Continue reading

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Darwin Deason gives SMU gifts toward cybersecurity studies

This news story first appeared on January 29, 2014. For more information click here. By Robert Miller, The Dallas Morning News; January 29, 2014 A $7.75 million gift from Darwin Deason will launch the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security and support … Continue reading

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Student Blog – Karly Hanson | Elect Her: Campus Women Win Training

I have never given the idea of running for office much thought. I think mostly, that’s because I wouldn’t even know where to begin. I am not a political science major, and though it has always been my dad’s dream, … Continue reading

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Mexico pitches energy reform

This news story first appeared on January 24, 2014. For more information click here. By James Osborne, The Dallas Morning News; January 24, 2014 Javier Treviño Cantu, a Mexican congressman and close ally of President Enrique Peña Nieto, has spent much of … Continue reading

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Student Blog – Julien Teel | Mexican Energy Reform: Insights & Perspectives

In partnership with the Maguire Energy Institute, the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies had the privilege to bring Congressman Javier Treviño Cantú from Mexico to Dallas last Friday. Congressman Treviño is an elected official of the Mexican Federal … Continue reading

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Tower Center Fellows & Associates | Fall 2013 Highlights

Tower Center fellows and associates include a wide range of scholars, public intellectuals, and policy practitioners. Here is a selection of their recent publications, speaking events, and other notable accomplishments. Sabri Ates, Associate Ottoman-Iranian Borderlands: Making a Boundary, 1843–1914 (Cambridge … Continue reading

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Joshua Rovner – Reckless Reforms

Tower Chair Joshua Rovner wrote an op-ed on the NSA in Foreign Policy magazine. Reckless Reforms Why the Obama administration should ignore recommendations from the panel it established to review NSA surveillance. This news story first appeared on January 2, … Continue reading

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