Congratulations to Hunter Kolon and Amanda Oh. They were recently awarded the Hatton Sumner Foundation Scholarship.

Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: July 8, 2019 The John G. Tower Center for Political Studies is thrilled to announce the recipients of The Hatton Sumner Foundation Scholarships. SMU incoming seniors Hunter Kolon and Amanda Oh were awarded scholarship that will support their interests in diplomacy and international affairs. READ MORE

By | 2019-07-15T10:04:31-07:00 July 15th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, History, Political Science, Statistical Science, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on Congratulations to Hunter Kolon and Amanda Oh. They were recently awarded the Hatton Sumner Foundation Scholarship.

SMU Tower Center is in Paris talking Global Migration Trends

Event Date: June 24, 2019 Location: Collège de France.11 Place Marcelin Berthelot, 75231 Paris, France For More information: Bora Laci, 214-768-4716 or tower@smu.edu Immigration Policy in an Era of Globalization and Crisis (Paris, France) - SMU scholars will join other academics from various institutions in Paris, France to discuss "Immigration Policy in an Era of Globalization and Crisis," and the effects said policy has on nations around the globe. The event will be a multi-day affair (June 23 - June 25) held at the Collège de France in Paris, co-sponsored by the Tower Center for Political Studies and the Institut Convergences MIGRATIONS. READ MORE Or follow @SMUTowerCenter for live tweet of the conference.

By | 2019-06-24T06:52:04-07:00 June 24th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Political Science, Tower Center|Comments Off on SMU Tower Center is in Paris talking Global Migration Trends

Listen: Cal Jillson, Political Science, How Would a Border Shutdown Affect Our Economy?

WBAP Originally Posted: April 2, 2019 With President Trump considering a border shutdown, the question is raised of how it will affect our economy. SMU Political Science Professor Cal Jillson joined the WBAP Morning News to weigh in on what might happen. LISTEN

By | 2019-04-02T10:02:36-07:00 April 2nd, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on Listen: Cal Jillson, Political Science, How Would a Border Shutdown Affect Our Economy?

Listen: Dr. Matthew Wilson On the Democrat Reaction About the Mueller Report

WBAP Originally Posted: March 25, 2019 Several Democrats have responded to the news that President Trump did not obstruct justice, and that no evidence of collusion with Russia was found. SMU Political Science Professor Dr. Matthew Wilson joined the Morning News to discuss these reactions. LISTEN

By | 2019-03-27T10:30:38-07:00 March 27th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on Listen: Dr. Matthew Wilson On the Democrat Reaction About the Mueller Report

Political science professor quoted in Texas Monthly

Texas Monthly Originally Posted: March 15, 2019 Joaquin Castro “All But Certain” to Challenge John Cornyn for U.S. Senate, Source Says Joaquin Castro, the Democratic congressman from San Antonio, “is all but certain” to enter next year’s race for U.S. Senate and take on incumbent Republican John Cornyn, a source familiar with Castro’s thinking said Thursday. The move would profoundly change the dynamics of the 2020 campaign and put Texas squarely on center stage, with two Texans already in the Democratic primary race and Joaquin taking on a longtime Republican senator who many see as vulnerable, especially during a presidential election year. “We’ll be making an announcement in the very near future,” said Matthew Jones, Castro’s campaign adviser. “This instantly makes the race very competitive,” [...]

By | 2019-03-15T16:46:54-07:00 March 18th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on Political science professor quoted in Texas Monthly

James Hollifield, Tower Center, despite Trump’s wall fixation, Latino immigration to US has plummeted

Yahoo News Originally Posted: March 3, 2019 Despite US President Donald Trump’s lurid rhetoric on a "crisis" at the Mexican border, census data reveals the number of new arrivals from Latin America has fallen considerably since 2010, as the rate of immigration from Asia has taken off. Trump’s hang-up over Latin American immigration across the Mexican borderreached its apogee with his February 15 announcement of a national emergency in order to circumvent Congress and "build a wall" – the signature promise of his 2016 campaign. This declaration was rejected by the House of Representatives and faces a tight Senate vote. Although Latino immigration remains the primary focus of Trump’s nativist tendencies, 2017 census data (which is anonymous) analysed by The Brookings Institution shows that, since [...]

By | 2019-03-12T08:10:13-07:00 March 12th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on James Hollifield, Tower Center, despite Trump’s wall fixation, Latino immigration to US has plummeted

Political Science Professor Lends Expertise in Dallas Morning News Article

Dallas Morning News OriginallyPosted: March 5, 2019 This is an excerpt from a Dallas Morning News article to view the full article click here Will the law be constitutional? Similar laws in several states have lost legal challenges. In January, an Iowa state judge struck down the state’s 2018 heartbeat law, declaring it unconstitutional. In 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 2013 North Dakota heartbeat law, and in 2015, a federal appeals court blocked a 2013 Arkansas law that banned abortion after 12 weeks if there was a heartbeat. The 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe vs. Wade guarantees a woman’s right to an abortion, and Planned Parenthood vs. Casey from 1992 prohibits states from placing an undue burden on women seeking them. Joe Kobylka, [...]

By | 2019-03-05T11:27:25-07:00 March 6th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on Political Science Professor Lends Expertise in Dallas Morning News Article

Today, March 5: SMU Giving Day

One day. For 24 hours on March 5, the entire SMU community will come together to give back and celebrate the causes we care about – supporting students, improving cities, educating teachers, fighting for justice, fueling champions – together, the possibilities are endless. Please consider supporting a Dedman College cause: Dedman College Scholars Dean’s Research Council SMU Human Rights SMU Fund for Dedman College Data Hackathon Challenges: Dean’s Research Council Match Gifts made to the Dedman College Dean’s Research Council will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000. Thank you to generous donors, Dr. Anthony Aramoonie ‘94 and Nicole Aramoonie for making this possible! Dedman College Scholars Challenge Support scholarships and help us meet the challenge from longtime SMU supporters Carl Sewell ’66 and Peggy Higgins [...]

Listen: Beto O’Rourke 2020 Decision Expected Soon

iheartRadio Originally Posted: Feb. 25, 2019 The clock is ticking and political observers in Texas and across the country are growing more anxious over what Beto O'Rourke will decide to do in 2020. The former El Paso Congressman and 2018 Texas U.S. Senate candidate recently told Oprah Winfrey he hoped to decide on a possible presidential run by the end of the month, which is now just a few days away. Other possibilities for O'Rourke include a challenge to Sen. John Cornyn next year, or a possible vice presidential spot on a Democratic ticket. The only thing that appears certain is that O'Rourke will run for something. Since the start of the year, he has made several high-profile appearances to garner attention, including the Oprah [...]

By | 2019-02-26T10:21:00-07:00 February 26th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on Listen: Beto O’Rourke 2020 Decision Expected Soon
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