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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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Shubha Ghosh – The Implementation of Exhaustion Policies

Tower Center Fellow, Professor Shubha Ghosh published following study in the ICTSD Programme on Innovation, Technology and Intellectual Property, Issue Paper 40. Click here to download the paper. The concept of “exhaustion”, is the point at which an IPRs holder’s … Continue reading

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James F. Hollifield – Immigration and the ‘Republican’ Model in France

This news story first appeared on May 22, 2013. For more information click here. To what extent is the French republican model still viable in debates over immigration and integration in France today?  Viewed from the perspective of the last thirty … Continue reading

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NSA Talks Privacy Concerns In Dallas

This news story first appeared on November 19, 2013. For more information click here. By Lauren Silverman, KERA News; November 19, 2013 NSA Talks Privacy Concerns In Dallas North Texans got to ask an official from the National Security Agency questions … Continue reading

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To Avoid Failure, You Must Recognize Success

This news story first appeared on May 8, 2013. For more information click here. By Joshua Rovner, The Dallas Morning News; November 3, 2013 The Department of Defense is in for some serious belt-tightening. It already lost $37 billion as a result … Continue reading

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Kenneth Pollack | Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy

Kenneth Pollack, Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution discussed his new book, Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy on October 7, 2013 at the SMU Tower Center. “The Tower Center’s relevant and interesting roundtable discussion was perfectly timed. On the heels … Continue reading

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Peña Nieto’s Debut: The First Days of the Mexican President

Another successful program at the SMU Tower Center for Political Studies featuring two prominent Mexico scholars and intellectuals on September 12th, 2013 – former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, the Honorable Antonio O. Garza, and Director of the Mexico Institute at the … Continue reading

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Student Fellow Presentation | Julien Teel: Territorial Disputes in the East China Sea

Julien Teel, senior SMU student and student fellow at the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies, gave a presentation on “Territorial Disputes in the East China Sea and Its Implications on the China-Japan-U.S. Triangular Relationship” at the Tower Center … Continue reading

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