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Thomas Knock, History, interviewed about his book Rise of a Prairie Statesman: The Life and Times of George McGovern

New Books Network Originally Posted: June 19, 2016 George McGovern is largely remembered today for his dramatic loss to Richard Nixon in the 1972 presidential campaign, yet he enjoyed a long career characterized by many remarkable achievements. In Rise of a Prairie Statesman: The Life and Times of George McGovern (Princeton UP, 2016), the first […]

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Tower Center fellow Sionaidh Douglas-Scott discusses implications of a Brexit on UK law

Financial Times Originally Posted: June 20, 2016 Tower Center fellow Sionaidh Douglas-Scott was interviewed for the Financial Times article “Untangling Britain from Europe would cause constitutional ‘havoc’” June 20. READ MORE

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Latinos see a bright economic future according to new Pew study; here’s why that’s good for Texas

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: June 9, 2016 Latinos are increasingly optimistic about their finances, a report from the Pew Research Center finds, and that’s good news for the Texas economy. Although other measures still show that Latinos have lagged behind Americans overall since the recession, economists say those who see their financial situations as […]

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Anonymous donor establishes Brad E. Cheves Endowed Tower Center Scholars Program fund

SMU News Originally Posted: June 8, 2016 SMU Vice President Brad Cheves honored with scholars’ fund DALLAS (SMU) – An anonymous donor has established The Brad E. Cheves Endowed Tower Center Scholars Program fund in honor of the University’s vice president for Development and External Affairs. SMU President R. Gerald Turner surprised Cheves with the announcement […]

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Tower Center director Jim Hollifield speaks on Europe’s migrant crisis

KERA Originally Posted: June 6, 2016 Tower Center director and Wilson Center public policy fellow Jim Hollifield appeared on KERA Think to discuss Europe’s migrant crisis June 6. Link for more information: http://www.kera.org/2016/06/06/the-migrant-crisis/  

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Joshua Rovner, Tower Center, Politics and the Current Battle for Fallujah

BBC Originally Posted: June 1, 2016 Joshua Rovner of SMU’s Tower Center for Political Studies talks about the military and political implications in the latest battle for the Iraqi city of Fallujah. Rovner is the John G. Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics and National Security, as well as the Director of Studies at the […]

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Tower Center Forum: Populism in Europe and Germany

Event Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Location: Great Hall, Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall Dr. Sergey Lagodinsky is currently Head of the EU/North America Department of the Heinrich Böll Foundation based in Berlin. He is an attorney and author, also working as consultant on strategy and leadership. Sergey’s areas of […]

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Pia Orrenius, Tower Center, Immigration is good for the economy

Texas Standard Originally Posted: April 25, 2016 It’s hard to talk about the issue of immigration without getting mired into the politics or the rhetoric of the hour. But hard data is often missing from the conversation. Is there a way to understand immigration through the lens of economic data? Perhaps there is. Pia Orrenius […]