Past Events

Aug 2016

Date/Time Event/Location
8/24/2016
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Intelligence in Iraq Revisited
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall

Jun 2016

Date/Time Event/Location
6/14/2016
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Populism in Europe and Germany
Great Hall, Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall
6/10/2016 - 6/11/2016
9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Sun & Star Symposium in Japan | U.S.-Japan Relations and Security in the Asia-Pacific: Challenges and Hopes
Keio University

May 2016

Date/Time Event/Location
5/11/2016
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
A Conversation with James Kelly, Former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
5/04/2016
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Conversation with the Mt. Fuji Dialogue Special Delegation U.S.-Japan Relations in the New Age: One Year after PM Abe's Visit to the United States
Location TBA

Apr 2016

Date/Time Event/Location
4/19/2016
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Coffee & Conversation | Terrorism and the Internet
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
4/14/2016
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
SAS@SMU | Intelligence in an Age of Terror
Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum, SMU Campus
4/13/2016
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tower Center Monthly Seminar | When Norms Collide: Local Responses to Activism against Female Genital Mutilation and Early Marriage
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
4/12/2016
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
SAS@SMU | Can the UN Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time?: Multitasking in Peace Operations
Great Hall, Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall
4/07/2016 - 4/08/2016
6:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jno. E. Owens Memorial Foundation Conference: The Political Economy of Texas-Mexico
Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum, SMU Campus
4/05/2016
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
SAS@SMU | Intelligence and Weapons of Mass Destruction
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall

Mar 2016

Date/Time Event/Location
3/30/2016
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Coffee & Conversation | (Un)healthy Pursuits: Public Health, Exile, and Surveillance in Cold War Mexico
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
3/24/2016
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tower Center Student Forum: Dr. Roland Hsu | On the European Stage: Responding to Immigration, Refugees, and Deficits of Democracy at Home and Abroad
Great Hall, Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall
3/23/2016
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Russian Food Policy
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
3/16/2016 - 3/17/2016
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Texas-Mexico Relations and the 2016 Election
Consulate General of Mexico
3/15/2016
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Coffee & Conversation | Consul-General Amano: U.S.-Japan Relations and Security in East Asia
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
3/14/2016
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Immigration in the News: How the Media Covers the Issue, and How the Public Responds
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
3/14/2016
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Coffee & Conversation | The 2016 Taiwanese Elections and the Implications on the U.S.-China-Taiwan Relationship
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
3/03/2016
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
SAS@SMU | Killer Robots
McCord Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Dallas Hall

Feb 2016

Date/Time Event/Location
2/24/2016
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tower Center Special Seminar | Why Parties Matter: Political Competition and Democracy in the American South, 1832-2012
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
2/22/2016
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Coffee & Conversation | Selling Ideas, Buying Influence: Mexican and American Think Tanks in the Promotion of an Immigration Agreement
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
2/17/2016
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Is it Documentation, or is it Immigration? Exploring the Effects of Attitudes Toward Documented and Undocumented Immigrants on Immigration Policy Attitudes
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
2/12/2016
12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Japan Update Symposium | U.S.-Japan Economic and Security Relations: One Year after Prime Minister Abe’s Historic Visit
Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel
2/11/2016
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Coffee & Conversation | Nori Katagiri: Military Power in Japan
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
2/04/2016
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presidential Leadership and the 2016 Election
Great Hall, Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall

Jan 2016

Date/Time Event/Location
1/27/2016
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tower Center Forum Event | Ten-Gallon Economy: Sizing up Texas’ Growth
Palmer Center, Caruth Hall 406
1/19/2016
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Coffee & Conversation | Satoshi Ikeuchi: Diffuse and then Expand: Organizational Approach to the Islamic State
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall

Dec 2015

Date/Time Event/Location
12/02/2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Hubris, Self-Interest and America’s Failed War in Afghanistan: the Self-Sustaining Overreach
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall

Nov 2015

Date/Time Event/Location
11/24/2015
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch & Lecture | Memo to Aspiring Washington Whizzes
The Godwin Gruber Lawyers Inn, 1st Floor, Carr Collins Hall
11/20/2015
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Coffee & Conversation | Ambassador Kenney: Southeast Asia and the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
11/16/2015
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China
Palmer Center, Caruth Hall 406
11/12/2015
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
National Security Dinner | Maintaining the Arsenal of Democracy
The Martha Proctor Mack Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center
11/11/2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Rethinking German Nationalism and Politics between the World Wars
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
11/09/2015
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch & Lecture | Intergovernmental Organizations and Economic Freedom
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
11/06/2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
A Grand Economic Strategy for Asia? TPP, AIIB, and the Challenges Ahead for Regional Partnerships
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
11/05/2015
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
SAS@SMU | The Rise of ISIS
Great Hall, Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall

Oct 2015

Date/Time Event/Location
10/26/2015
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Tower Center in DC | New Innovations in Political Studies: An Update from the Tower Center
10/26/2015
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tower Center in DC | Latinos in America: From Immigrants to Citizens
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
10/23/2015
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch & Lecture | Pakistan: Terrorists, Nukes, and Betrayal, but Gotta Get It Right
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
10/20/2015
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Tower Center Student Forum Event | Greece and Europe after the Financial and Political Crisis of Summer 2015
The Godwin Gruber Lawyers Inn, 1st Floor, Carr Collins Hall
10/15/2015
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tower Center Forum Event | The State of Higher Education in Texas
Location TBA
10/15/2015
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Coffee and Conversation with Mohammad Wattad: The Rise and Fall of the Arab Spring Uprising
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
10/14/2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Capitalism and Activism: Market Forces and LGBT Movements in Asia
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
10/02/2015
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
SAS@SMU | The Enduring Relevance of U.S. Airpower in Europe
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
10/01/2015
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tower Center Forum Event | Art and Power: War, Politics, and the Destruction of Ancient Treasures
Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum, SMU Campus

Sep 2015

Date/Time Event/Location
9/28/2015
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch & Lecture | U.S.–Kuwaiti Relations & U.S.–GCC Priorities: A Time of Great Challenges
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
9/17/2015
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tower Center Student Forum | Civil-Military Relations in China and Implications for Foreign Policy
Great Hall, Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall
9/15/2015
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Implications beyond Economics
Great Hall, Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall
9/09/2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Tax Reform in Rural China: Revenue, Resistance, and Authoritarian Rule
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
9/08/2015
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Tower Center Forum Event | An Ambassador’s Story — My Mission to Saudi Arabia After 9/11
Great Hall, Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall
9/02/2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Propaganda for Sale: The Impact of Media Commercialization on Authoritarian Rule in China
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall

May 2015

Date/Time Event/Location
5/15/2015
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Celebrating the American Experience and US-Japan Relations: Irene Hirano Inouye, Her Life, Works and Achievements
Hillcrest Appellate Courtroom, Underwood Law Library
5/13/2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Anxious Politics: Democratic Citizenship in a Threatening World
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
5/05/2015
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice
Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum, SMU Campus

Apr 2015

Date/Time Event/Location
4/21/2015
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Brown-bag Lunch | Wars and the Shifting Middle East Playing Field
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
4/15/2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tower Center Monthly Seminar | The Geopolitics of Religion: Mapping Early Modern Protestant Networks in the Digital Age
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
4/14/2015
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
SAS@SMU | The New Middle East Cold War
Great Hall, Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall
4/01/2015
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tower Center Forum Event | Opting Out: Balancing Obligations to God and the State
Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum, SMU Campus

Mar 2015

Date/Time Event/Location
3/30/2015 - 3/31/2015
12:00 am – 12:00 am
Owens Conference | Income & Wealth Distribution: Implications for Open Markets & Democratic Regimes
Austin College
3/26/2015
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
SAS@SMU | Nuclear Weapons and National Security: The Once and Future Role of the Bomb
Great Hall, Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall
3/18/2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Falling Giants: Rising States and the Fate of Declining Great Powers
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
3/04/2015
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Annette Strauss Internationalizing Dallas Event | NGOs and the State in Africa: Regulatory Waves and Contestation for NGO Self-Regulation
Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum, SMU Campus
3/04/2015
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sun & Star Symposium | Waiting for the Rising Sun: Japanese New Nationalism and Beyond
Meadows Museum
3/03/2015
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sun & Star Symposium | Opening Dinner & Discussion: Waiting for the Rising Sun: Japanese New Nationalism and Beyond
Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum, SMU Campus

Feb 2015

Date/Time Event/Location
2/25/2015
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Book Talk | Michael Chwe "Jane Austen, Game Theorist"
McCord Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Dallas Hall
2/25/2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tower Center Monthly Seminar | When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the Surprisingly Peaceful End of the Cold War
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
2/17/2015
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
SAS@SMU | What Do We Know about Cyber Conflict?
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
2/16/2015
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Coping with Immigration in Germany: From Ignorance to Acceptance?
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
2/13/2015
12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Japan Update Symposium | Going Global: A New Era in Japanese Business
Omni Dallas Hotel

Jan 2015

Date/Time Event/Location
1/30/2015
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
ANZSANA Banquet Dinner | Australia and the U.S. Compared: From Higher Education to Geopolitics
Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum, SMU Campus
1/27/2015
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Tower Center Forum Event | Dealing with Terrorists, Gathering Intelligence, Processing Big Data: Why Is the German Perspective so Different?
Great Hall, Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall
1/21/2015
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Tower Center Monthly Seminar | The Other Immigrants: Mexican Brain Drain to the USA
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
1/15/2015
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch & Lecture: Under the Umbrella: Electoral Politics in Post-1997 Hong Kong
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall

Dec 2014

Date/Time Event/Location
12/10/2014
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tower Center Monthly Seminar | 'Privatizing' Public Higher Education in the U.S.: The Political Economy of State Postsecondary Policy Change
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
12/03/2014
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tower Center Student Forum | Why did the Arab Winter happen?
The Godwin Gruber Lawyers Inn, 1st Floor, Carr Collins Hall