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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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Tower Center Student Fellow: Hughes Trigg outreach

Julien Teel, senior SMU student and student fellow at the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies, planned, built, and conducted an education outreach at the Hughes Trigg Student Center on September 16, 2013.  Between 11.00am and 1.00pm, Julien, along … Continue reading

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Tower Center Received Support from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP)

The Tower Center has been selected to receive support from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Public Education for Peacebuilding Support initiative to examine rising tensions over disputed territories in the South China Sea and the importance of peaceful, … Continue reading

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The John G. Tower Center Faculty Fellowships

The John G. Tower Center for Political Studies offers faculty fellowships to support and enhance research and undergraduate instruction and to provide seed monies to conduct preliminary research that may lead to outside funding. The award limit is $2500. These … Continue reading

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The Colin Powell Faculty Fellowship

The John G. Tower Center for Political Studies offers the Colin Powell Global Order and Foreign Policy Fellowship. The purpose of this award is to increase research and scholarship and to provide seed monies that may lead to outside funding.  … Continue reading

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Help Wanted: Hackers

This news story first appeared on May 8, 2013. For more information click here. By Rena Pederson, KERA News; May 8, 2013 Google.  Bank of America. The U.S. Treasury Department. They’re just a few of the victims hit by cyber-attacks that stymied … Continue reading

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Rahfin Faruk: A Muslim child of immigrants, but always an American first

This news story first appeared on April 23, 2013. For more information click here. By Rahfin Faruk, The Dallas Morning News; April 23, 2013 Over the past week, the Boston Marathon tragedy has consumed my life. The old story has repeated itself: … Continue reading

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Silenced no more

This news story first appeared on February 5, 2013. For more information click here. By Kathleen Parker, Washington Post; February 5, 2013 When Burma’s Zin Mar Aung was placed in solitary confinement in 1998 for trying to organize students, Bill Clinton was … Continue reading

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No change coming Bangladesh’s way

This news story first appeared on January 31, 2013. For more information click here. By 2012 Tower Center Vaughn Intern, Rahfin Faruk, SMU Daily Campus; January 31, 2013 After the Nov. 24 factory fire that took 112 lives, Bangladesh’s ready-made garments industry … Continue reading

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