Joshua Rovner, director of studies in SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies, will discuss U.S. national security strategies in a post-al Qaeda landscape on KERA 90.1 FM Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. Rovner will appear on “Think with Krys Boyd” during the 1-2 p.m. hour with Hal Brands, assistant professor of public policy and history at Duke University.
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Rovner and Brands are also among the speakers in tonight’s Tower Center Forum, “After al Qaeda: The Future of American Grand Strategy.” Joining them will be Barry R. Posen, Ford International Professor of Political Science and director of the Security Studies Program at MIT. The discussion, moderated by Rovner, will explore American “grand strategy” of the past, present, and future for maintaining national security.
The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 in the Great Hall, Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall. It is free and open to the public; reservations are required. RSVP to the Tower Center.
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Marc Christensen, dean of SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, will be part of a distinguished panel discussing the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education on KERA 90.1 FM Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Christensen will join Microsoft Chief Technology Officer Cameron Evans and Kristin Larimore, strategic engagement leader with GE Capital Equipment Finance, on “Think with Krys Boyd” during the noon-1 p.m. hour.
Christensen is a DARPA Young Faculty Award winner and has been recognized at SMU with the Gerald J. Ford Research Fellowship and the Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor Award.
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Andrew Graybill, associate professor of history and director of SMU’s William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, will discuss changing notions of racial identity in the West on KERA 90.1 FM Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Graybill will appear on “Think with Krys Boyd” during the noon-1 p.m. hour.
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Graybill’s new book, The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West (W.W. Norton & Company, 2013), follows the story of Montana fur trader Malcolm Clarke and his Piegan Blackfeet wife, Coth-co-co-na, focusing on the 1870 Marias Massacre – set in motion by the murder of Malcolm Clarke and in which Clarke’s two sons rode with the Second U.S. Cavalry to kill their own blood relatives.
In his examination of this historical tragedy, Graybill sheds light on how racial attitudes changed from the 19th century, in which Native-white marriages proliferated, to the 20th, in which such families often encountered virulent prejudice.
> Visit SMU’s Clements Center online at smu.edu/swcenter
Beth Newman, associate professor of English in SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, will discuss what we can learn about Victorian life and history from “A Christmas Carol” on KERA’s “Think” from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6.
Newman will share the hour with Joel Ferrell, associate artistic director of the Dallas Theater Center, who is directing the DTC’s 2012 staging of the Charles Dickens classic. Also appearing is Chamblee Ferguson, who plays Ebenezer Scrooge in the production. “A Christmas Carol” runs at the Kalita Humphreys Theater in Dallas through Sunday, Dec. 23. Tickets are available online.
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The American Psychological Association‘s National Summit On Interpersonal Violence and Abuse takes place in Dallas Feb. 24-26, 2010. As these professionals discuss what can be done to end family violence and child maltreatment, summit participants and SMU professors Renee McDonald, Ernie Jouriles and George Holden will join Krys Boyd of KERA Radio’s “Think” for an issues roundtable.
Tune in to 90.1 FM at noon Feb. 24, or listen live through your web browser.