Event Recap | God Save Texas

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright visited SMU to discuss his latest book…

Lawrence Wright speaks at SMU Sept. 5.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright visited SMU to discuss his latest book “God Save Texas: A Journey Into the Soul of the Lone Star State” at a program hosted by the Tower Center, Center for Presidential History and Clements Center for Southwest Studies Sept. 5.

Student Perspective | Future War

The SMU Tower Center hosted Major General Robert Latiff Aug. 29 to…

Maj. Gen. Dr. Robert Latiff (Ret.) talking about the future of ethical warfare at the event on August 29.
Maj. Gen. Dr. Robert Latiff (Ret.) talks about the future of ethical warfare.

The SMU Tower Center hosted Major General Robert Latiff Aug. 29 to talk about his new book “Future War: Preparing for the New Global Battlefield” and the new era of global politics and conflict. Read our Student Perspective on the program.

Student Perspective | President Trump, NAFTA and the Future of US Trade Policy

The SMU Tower Center Sun & Star Program hosted the conversation “President…

A failure to adjustThe SMU Tower Center Sun & Star Program hosted the conversation “President Trump, NAFTA and the Future of US Trade Policy” featuring Edward Alden, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, April 27. HCM Tower Scholar Visakh Madathil wrote about what he learned at the lecture in his essay below, “A Failure to Adjust.”

Event Recap | The Year of the Woman 2.0

The SMU Tower Center hosted Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco-Soto, lecturer at the LBJ…

year of the woman
Tower Center Senior Fellow Victoria Farrar-Myers introduces Victoria DeFrancesco-Soto April 23.

The SMU Tower Center hosted Dr. Victoria DeFrancesco-Soto, lecturer at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, to discuss her insights regarding the second flood of female candidates–Year of the Woman 2.0–and what this means for the future of political parity in the U.S.

Women were at the forefront of the 2016 presidential election not only with Hillary Clinton as the first female candidate of a major party, but also because of her opponent’s history of mistreatment toward women. The release of the Access Hollywood tapes made the issue viral. Candidate Trump responded to the uproar by bringing women who accused Bill Clinton of harassment back into the spotlight.