Tower Center features SMU alumnus Denver Nicks

Tower Center blog Originally Posted: November 2019 Denver Nicks, SMU ’07, a Hunt Leadership Scholars recipient and a Tower Center alumnus, is an award-winning journalist, former staff writer for TIME, and contributor to National Geographic Travel, Rolling Stone, Uproxx, and other publications. He is also the author of the books Hot Sauce Nation: America’s Burning Obsession, PRIVATE: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History, and CONVICTION about Lyons v. Oklahoma, a pivotal case in the career of Supreme Court justice and civil rights icon Thurgood Marshall. Currently pursuing a Juris Doctor degree at Tulane Law School, Denver took a few moments to speak with us about his time at the Tower Center and how the professors and programming provided a solid, well-rounded foundation that has [...]

By | 2020-01-13T09:20:33-08:00 January 13th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Graduate News, Political Science, Tower Center|Comments Off on Tower Center features SMU alumnus Denver Nicks

Want to work for the State Department? Here’s how.

Tower Center Originally Posted: November 25, 2019 Diplomat-in-Residence, Kathryn Crockart, came to SMU to present information on how to apply for a career at the U.S. Department of State. The Department of State is the diplomatic wing of the federal government, handling foreign affairs and the promotion of American foreign policy throughout the world. As the lead foreign affairs agency, the Department of State represents the U.S. at embassies, consulates, and missions to international organizations around the world. With 70,672 employees in 275 posts in 190 countries, the Department of State has many diverse career paths and opportunities; no career is the same. READ MORE

By | 2020-01-13T09:21:05-08:00 January 10th, 2020|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Tower Center|Comments Off on Want to work for the State Department? Here’s how.

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

Immigration Policy in an Era of Globalization and Crisis

SMU NEWS Originally Posted: May 20, 2019 SMU scholars will join other academics from various institutions in Paris, France June 23-25, 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

By | 2019-05-20T08:34:52-07:00 May 24th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Events, Faculty News, Tower Center, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Immigration Policy in an Era of Globalization and Crisis

Call me by my name: And no, I’m not NAFTA

Dallas Business Journal Originally Posted: April 4, 2019 Luisa del Rosal, executive director of the SMUMission Food Texas-Mexico Center, is quoted in this Dallas Business Journal article. Call it USMCA, NAFTA Redux, NAFTA 2.0, or “The Trade Agreement formerly known as NAFTA.” You can even call it by its name: The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. But until it’s actually approved by Congress or scuttled by the Trump Administration, the complex trade relationship that has developed between the North American nations over the past 25 years remains at an uncomfortable crossroads. A change in administrations in Mexico, the volatility along the U.S.-Mexico border and a general preference within the Trump Administration for bilateral relationships are creating uncertainties about the new trade framework even before it is approved, [...]

By | 2019-04-04T08:44:21-07:00 April 4th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Tower Center|Comments Off on Call me by my name: And no, I’m not NAFTA

For Mexico, ‘Roma’ is a dark reminder that racial, class issues remain

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: Feb. 22, 2019 Mary Morales, wearing her domestic garb, left the fruit market here, wobbling as she carried plastic bags filled with mangos, papayas and a head full of questions. She had watched the movie Roma and it hit too close to home. "Not much has changed, has it?" said Morales, 60, who cleans homes and cares for two children, a dog and two cats in the same neighborhood where the movie is based in, Colonia Roma. "I loved the movie, but nothing surprised me. Were you surprised?" The black-and-white Netflix movie set in the 1970s has garnered ten Academy Award nominations, including for Best Picture. Yalitza Aparicio has already made history as the first indigenous woman nominated for Best [...]

By | 2019-02-25T10:45:36-08:00 February 25th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Tower Center|Comments Off on For Mexico, ‘Roma’ is a dark reminder that racial, class issues remain

A Framework for the Future: The Tower Scholars Program

Dedman College News Originally Posted: Jan. 1, 2019 Fourth year Economics major Zach Miller describes how the Tower Scholars Program has shaped his understanding of the world. A few years ago I walked into a store to buy a frame. As a chronic procrastinator (and a good one at that), I had planned to buy one for months. But despite having already spent heavily to secure its eventual contents, I just hadn’t gotten around to it. Those contents would be delivered soon enough, but in the meantime, I couldn’t help but get distracted by all the other shiny products on the shelves. When the time came to choose a frame, it was among the most emotionally and intellectually taxing decisions I’ve ever made. ‘Do I choose the [...]

By | 2019-01-03T08:51:33-08:00 January 11th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Tower Center, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on A Framework for the Future: The Tower Scholars Program
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