Past Events

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
12/02/2014
11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Lunch & Lecture: The U.S.-Turkey-Israel Triangle
Karcher Auditorium, Storey Hall, Law Quad, SMU Campus

Nov 2014

Date/Time Event/Location
11/19/2014
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tower Center Forum Event | Ambassadors Unplugged: Antonio Garza & Mark Langdale
Location TBA
11/17/2014
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Book Talk | Immigration, Integration and Mobility: New Agendas in European Migration Studies
Tower Center Boardroom, Carr Collins #227
11/12/2014
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Controlling Immigration: A Global Perspective
Tower Center Boardroom, Carr Collins #227
11/06/2014
10:00 am – 4:30 pm
National Security Conference | The United States and China: Strategy, Competition, and Innovation
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
11/05/2014
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
National Security Conference | Opening Dinner & Discussion: China, Intelligence, and U.S. Grand Strategy
The Martha Proctor Mack Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center

Oct 2014

Date/Time Event/Location
10/22/2014
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Tempting Fate: Interests, Red-Lines, and Conflict in Nuclear Monopoly
Tower Center Boardroom, Carr Collins #227
10/10/2014
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The State of Democracy in Mexico, and Its Implication for the U.S. – Mexico Relationship
Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum, SMU Campus
10/08/2014
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A New Cold War? Russia, the U.S., and the Meaning of Ukraine
Ernst & Young Gallery, Fincher Building, Cox School of Business

Sep 2014

Date/Time Event/Location
9/25/2014
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The Euro Crisis and the Challenges for France | Professor James Hollifield & Dr. Mark Wynne
Great Hall, Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall
9/24/2014
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tower Center Monthly Seminar | American Public Opposition to Foreign Aid
Tower Center Boardroom, Carr Collins #227
9/19/2014
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
New Immigration Patterns: Central American Youth and the Future of US Immigration Policy
Hillcrest Appellate Courtroom, Underwood Law Library
9/11/2014
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
After al Qaeda: The Future of American Grand Strategy
Great Hall, Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall

Aug 2014

Date/Time Event/Location
8/27/2014
3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Coffee and Conversation with Mexican Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo (EVENT CANCELLED)
Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum, SMU Campus

May 2014

Date/Time Event/Location
5/14/2014
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Time to React: The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis Response
Tower Center

Apr 2014

Date/Time Event/Location
4/25/2014
10:30 am – 4:00 pm
Tower Center Student Forum | Elect Her: Campus Women Win Training
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
4/16/2014
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tower Center Monthly Seminar | The Idea of International Intellectual Property
Tower Center
4/11/2014
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Book Presentation | Mexican Odyssey: The Growth of the Mexican Population in North Texas
Location TBA
4/10/2014
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tower Center Student Forum | The Kurdish Question featuring Dr. David Romano and Dr. Sabri Ates
The Godwin Gruber Lawyers Inn, 1st Floor, Carr Collins Hall
4/09/2014
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tower Center Forum Event | US-Russia Relations from the Cold War to the Present Standoff
Location TBA
4/03/2014 - 4/04/2014
6:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Political Economy of International Money: Common Currencies, Currency Wars and Exorbitant Privilege

Mar 2014

Date/Time Event/Location
3/26/2014
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Annette Strauss Internationalizing Dallas Event | Remembering Rwanda: 20 Years Later
East Ballroom, Hughes Trigg Student Center
3/26/2014
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Tower Center Student Forum | Careers around the Capitol: Politics, Policy and Government Panel and Networking Reception
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
3/26/2014
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Secret Intelligence and the Law of Lethal Attacks
Tower Center
3/25/2014
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Accident in Japan: Coordinating the U.S. Government Response
Tower Center
3/21/2014 - 3/23/2014
12:00 am – 12:00 am
Lone Star National Security Forum
Texas A&M University
3/20/2014
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tower Center Discussion | Viral Warfare: The Security Implications of Cyber and Biological Weapons
Tower Center
3/05/2014
11:45 am – 2:00 pm
Tower Center Lunch Discussion | Christopher Bronk and Cody Monk
Tower Center

Feb 2014

Date/Time Event/Location
2/24/2014
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
U.S., South & North Korea: What the Future Holds
McCord Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Dallas Hall
2/18/2014 - 2/19/2014
7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
When Life Strikes the White House: Death, Scandal, Illness, and the Responsibilities of a President
2/11/2014
12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Japan Update: Abenomics, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and Economic Opportunities for Texas
The Westin Galleria
2/05/2014
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Rioters for Justice: Remnants of Colonization and civil unrest in the French Banlieues
Tower Center

Jan 2014

Date/Time Event/Location
1/30/2014
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tower Center Forum Event | Demographic Changes and their Political Impact
Great Hall, Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall
1/24/2014
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Annette Strauss Internationalizing Dallas Event | Mexican Energy Reform: Insights & Perspectives
Ernst & Young Gallery, Fincher Building, Cox School of Business

Nov 2013

Date/Time Event/Location
11/19/2013
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Intelligence, National Security, and Civil Liberties: A Conversation with the NSA
Vester Hughes Auditorium, Caruth Hall, Lyle School of Engineering
11/18/2013
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Ambassador Peter Kmec | In the EU and on the World Stage: Slovakia's story since gaining independence (Event Postponed)
Tower Center
11/14/2013
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Conversation | ROK-US Alliance: Past, Present and Future
Tower Center
11/13/2013
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Afternoon Discussion | Doug Johnston, President of the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy
Tower Center

Oct 2013

Date/Time Event/Location
10/31/2013
8:30 am – 4:30 pm
National Security Conference | Making Strategy under Budget Austerity: Regional Threats and Practical Responses
Meadows Museum
10/30/2013
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
National Security Conference | Opening Dinner & Discussion: The Changing Intersections of Technology, Culture and Leadership
The Martha Proctor Mack Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center
10/11/2013
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The Work of the Warren Commission Half a Century On: Its Methods, Successes & Questions
The Martha Proctor Mack Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center
10/10/2013
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tower Center Student Forum | Special Meeting with Ambassador Karen Hughes
Tower Center
10/08/2013
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Roundtable Discussion | Territorial Disputes in the South China Sea and Implications for U.S. Security and Diplomatic Relations in the Asia-Pacific
Tower Center
10/07/2013
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The 2013-2014 Energy Security Series | Energy and the International Balance of Power
Communities Foundation of Texas
10/07/2013
11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Kenneth Pollack | Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy
Tower Center

Sep 2013

Date/Time Event/Location
9/27/2013
11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Brown-bag Lunch | North Korea in Transition
Tower Center
9/23/2013
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Tomohito Shinoda | Japan's Political Institutional Changes and Power Shift
Tower Center
9/21/2013
9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Tower Center Student Forum | Careers in Politics Conference
Hughes-Trigg Student Center
9/19/2013
8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sun & Star Symposium | Asia's Contested Waters: The East China and South China Sea
Crum Auditorium, Collins Executive Building
9/18/2013
6:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Sun & Star Symposium | Opening Dinner & Discussion: Conflict or Cooperation
Ernst & Young Gallery, Fincher Building, Cox School of Business
9/17/2013
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Student Presentation | Julien Teel: Territorial Disputes in the East China Sea and Its Implications on the China-Japan-U.S. Triangular Relationship
Tower Center Offices
9/13/2013
11:30 am – 1:15 pm
Brown-bag Lunch | Thomas Lancaster: Political Monitoring: Do ‘Eyes’ Help Achieve Better Governance?
Tower Center
9/12/2013
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tower Center Forum Event | Peña Nieto’s Debut: The First Days of the Mexican President
Location TBA
9/10/2013
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Video Presentation and Discussion | This is MY Rock: The Role and Influence of New Media in the South China Sea Territorial Disputes
Tower Center

Jun 2013

Date/Time Event/Location
6/06/2013
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tower Center Forum Event | Ambassadors Unplugged: Ryan Crocker & Robert Jordan
Location TBA
6/01/2013
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Tower Center Forum Event | Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent into Darkness
The Warwick Melrose Hotel

May 2013

Date/Time Event/Location
5/30/2013
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tower Center Discussion | Tony Garza & Alfredo Corchado: Midnight in Mexico
Jones Great Hall, Meadows Museum, SMU Campus

Apr 2013

Date/Time Event/Location
4/24/2013
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Governor Jeb Bush | Restoring America’s Promise: The Leadership Required and the Policy Changes that are Needed
Rosewood Crescent Hotel
4/16/2013
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Tower Center Forum Event | David Woodard: Southern Politics in the 21st Century
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall
4/16/2013
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ambassador J.D. Bindenagel | The Time is Ripe for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Locke Lord LLP
4/08/2013
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Alex Betts | Implementation and World Politics
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall

Mar 2013

Date/Time Event/Location
3/26/2013
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Gillian Sorensen | Human Rights: The Heart of the United Nations
McCord Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Dallas Hall
3/21/2013
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Tower Center Forum Event | Francis Gavin: Nuclear Statecraft
Location TBA
3/06/2013
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Tower Center Forum Event | Dennis Ippolito: The Tax Wars
Great Hall, Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall
3/06/2013 - 3/07/2013
5:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Owens Conference | Are We All Pieces of the Same Puzzle?
Austin College, Hoxie-Thompson Auditorium
3/04/2013
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Tower Center Student Forum | Chinese Ambassadors Visit
Tower Center

Feb 2013

Date/Time Event/Location
2/19/2013
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tower Center Forum Event | JFK, History and the Politics of Memory
The Sixth Floor Museum
2/11/2013
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Tower Center Forum Event | Burma in Transition
2/07/2013
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Scott Hawkins Lecture | Ralph Thaxton: China’s Dangerous Future
McCord Auditorium, 3rd Floor, Dallas Hall
2/04/2013
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Tower Center Forum Event | Round Table Discussion | 20 Years of NAFTA: What Next?
Location TBA

Jan 2013

Date/Time Event/Location
1/30/2013
8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Tower Center Symposium | Women in Politics
Meadows Museum
1/28/2013
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Robert Litwak | Dealing with the Iranian Nuclear Challenge
Tower Center Board Room, Room 227, Carr Collins Hall

Nov 2012

Date/Time Event/Location
11/15/2012
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
National Security Conference: Strategy, Forces, and Budgets
Meadows Museum