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Make no mistake, this is the ‘McConnell Court’

The Hill Joseph Kobylka, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor and chair of the SMU Department of Political Science, for a commentary summing up the work of the 2021 Supreme Court term and how influencer Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., shaped the membership and caused an abrupt turn in rulings toward the right. Published in The Hill under […]

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Ask the Expert: What’s the fallout from the leaked SCOTUS draft opinion on abortion?

KRLD Professor Joseph Kobylka, Chair of the SMU Political Science Department joined KRLD for “Ask the Expert.” Reaction poured in Tuesday to the leaked draft opinion from the U.S. Supreme Court that overturn the landmark abortion decision Roe v. Wade. Politico reported the draft decision Monday night. The draft is the first writing of the Supreme Court’s […]

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Stephen Wegren pens article for Newsroom: “War threatens food security in Russia and beyond”

newsroom. Stephen K. Wegren is Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Political Science, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA. His most recent books are The Food Revolution in Russia: The Transformation of the Food System (Routledge, 2021) and Russia’s Role in the Contemporary International Agri-Food Trade System (Palgrave Macmillan, 2022). Wegren declared no conflicts of interest […]

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Dedman Faculty Win Prestigious Teaching Awards

Dedman College News Congratulations to the following Dedman College faculty: Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Award Hervé Tchumkam, Associate Professor of French, Department of World Languages and Literatures President’s Associate Award Alex Lippert, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry   Golden Mustang Award Gianna Englert, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

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SMU Debater Ryan Booth Ranked #1 in the Nation by IPDA

Dedman College News Originally Posted: Nov. 18, 2021 Ryan Booth is ranked as the number one varsity competitor in the nation by the International Public Debate Association in their fall rankings released on November 16, 2021. Booth’s record and ranking is based upon more than 30 debate rounds at four tournaments this fall. Booth finished […]

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Political scientist Matthew Wilson in the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta Journal Constitution Originally Posted: July 12, 2021 After Texas Republicans advanced a series of new voting laws Sunday, Lone Star Democrats reportedly are planning to flee the state — once again — in an effort to stop those measures from taking effect. Republicans are planning the first of several votes on the proposed measures […]

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SMU’s Austin Hickle sees the road to change through public policy

SMU News Originally Posted: June 5, 2021 Receiving a prestigious Truman Scholarship will help SMU student body president fuel the journey Austin Hickle had something of an epiphany last summer: If college campuses like SMU were going to successfully return to on-campus learning in fall 2020, student engagement would be key to compliance with COVID-19 […]

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Cold Weather, Warm Neighbors

Park City People Originally Posted: April 5, 2021 Residents mobilize to help each other during historic Texas blizzard While many Texans were without necessities like power and water during the winter storm in February, North Texans came together to help each other through it. Information posted in a group chat for SMU human rights students […]

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Trump ‘accountable?’ Easier said than done

The Hill Originally Posted: January 12, 2021 BY JAMES F. HOLLIFIELD AND DONLEY T. STUDLAR, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS — THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL. In the current controversy over President Trump’s challenge to the Electoral College vote and the attack on the U.S. Capitol, we hear a […]

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Cal Jillson joins Good Day to discuss Democrats trying to impeach President Trump for a second time

FOX4 Originally Posted: January 11, 2021 Democrats in Congress hope to remove President Donald Trump from office or at the very least leave a damaging footnote in history books. SMU political science professor Dr. Cal Jillson joined Good Day to explain how that is possible with just nine days left in office. WATCH