Multimedia Library

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The Tower Center hosts major figures in domestic and international affairs for lecture, seminars and other events. Explore lecture recordings, videos and photos here.


June 14, 2016 | Populism in Europe and Germany 

June 10-11, 2016 | Sun & Star Symposium in Japan 

April 14, 2016 | SAS@SMU | Intelligence in an Age of Terror 

April 12, 2016 | SAS@SMU | Can the UN Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time? 

April 7, 2016 | Jno E. Owens Memorial Foundation Conference | The Political Economy of Texas-Mexico

March 14, 2016 | Latino Politics | Immigration in the News

March 3, 2016 | SAS@SMU | Killer Robots

November 18, 2015 | Medal of Freedom | Honoring David McCullough

November 12, 2015 | National Security Dinner | Maintaining the Arsenal of Democracy 

 

November 5, 2015 | SAS@SMU | The Rise of ISIS 

 

October 20, 2015 | Greece and Europe after the Financial and Political Crisis of Summer 2015 

 

October 15, 2015 | The State of Higher Education in Texas 

 

September 17, 2015 | Civil-Military Relations in China and Implications for Foreign Policy 

 

September 15, 2015 | The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Implications beyond Economics 

 

September 8, 2015 | An Ambassador’s Story — My Mission to Saudi Arabia After 9/11 

 

September 8, 2015 | The Texas-Mexico Program Launch 

 

March 4, 2015 | Annette Strauss Internationalizing Dallas Event | NGOs and the State in Africa: Regulatory Waves and Contestation for NGO Self-Regulation 

 

March 4, 2015 | Sun & Star Symposium | Waiting for the Rising Sun: Japanese New Nationalism and Beyond 

 

March 3, 2015 | Sun & Star Symposium | Waiting for the Rising Sun: Japanese New Nationalism and Beyond (Opening Dinner & Discussion)  

 

January 28, 2015 | Tower Scholars Reception 

 

December 3, 2014 | Tower Center Student Forum | Why did the Arab Winter happen? 

 

October 10, 2014 | The State of Democracy in Mexico, and Its Implication for the U.S. – Mexico Relationship 

 

October 8, 2014 | A New Cold War? Russia, the U.S., and the Meaning of Ukraine 

 

September 25, 2014 | The Euro Crisis and the Challenges for France

 

September 19, 2014 | New Immigration Patterns: Central American Youth and the Future of US Immigration Policy

 

April 25, 2014 | Tower Center Student Forum Event | Elect Her: Campus Women Win Training

 

April 10, 2014 | Tower Center Student Forum Event | The Kurdish Question featuring Dr. David Romano and Dr. Sabri Ates

 

April 9, 2014 | Tower Center Forum Event | US-Russia Relations from the Cold War to the Present Standoff

 

February 24, 2014 | U.S., South & North Korea: What the Future Holds

 

January 30, 2014 | Demographic Changes and their Political Impact

 

January 24, 2014 | Mexican Energy Reform: Insights & Perspectives featuring Hon. Javier Treviño Cantú

 

October 31, 2013 | National Security Conference | Making Strategy under Budget Austerity: Regional Threats and Practical Responses

 

October 30, 2013 | National Security Conference | The Changing Intersections of Technology, Culture and Leadership

 

September 19, 2013 | Sun & Star Symposium | Asia's Contested Waters: The East China and South China Sea

 

September 18, 2013 | Sun & Star Symposium | Opening Dinner & Discussion: Conflict or Cooperation

 

June 6, 2013 | Tower Center Forum Event | Ambassadors Unplugged: Robert Jordan & James Oberwetter

 

Fall 2012 - Spring 2013

Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

Prakash Sarangi Lecture | November 2, 2011National Security & Civil Liberties Conference | October 22, 2011 Dennis Lacorne Luncheon | October 18, 2011

Fall 2010- Spring 2011

 

Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Intelligence in Iraq Revisited

Featured speaker

  • Joshua Rovner, Director of Studies, Tower Center
  • August 24, 2016

Sun & Star Symposium | U.S. Japan Relations and Security in the Asia-Pacific: Challenges and Hopes

Featured speakers

  • Rumi Aoyama, Professor, Waseda University

  • James F. Hollifield, Director, Tower Center 

  • Satoshi Ikeuchi, Associate Professor, University of Tokyo
  • Tomoki Kamo, Professor, Keio University
  • Satoshi Machidori, Professor, Kyoto University
  • Diana Newton, Senior Fellow, Tower Center
  • Junya Nishino, Associate Professor, Keio University
  • The Honorable Itsunori Onodera, Member of the House of Representatives
  • Joshua Rovner, Director of Studies, Tower Center
  • Tomohito Shinoda, Professor, International University of Japan
  • Nicolas Sternsdorff-Cisterna, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, SMU
  • Hiroki Takeuchi, Director of Sun & Star Program, SMU
  • Motohiro Tsuchiya, Professor, Keio University
  • Admiral Patrick Walsh, former commander of the Pacific Fleet, Senior Fellow of the Tower Center

Coffee & Conversation | Terrorism and the Internet

Featured speaker

  • David Benson, Postdoctoral Fellow, SMU Lyle School of Engineering
  • April 19, 2016

SAS@SMU | Intelligence in an Age of Terror

Featured speaker

  • Gerg Treverton, Chairman, National Intelligence Council
  • April 14, 2016

Tower Center Monthly Seminar | When Norms Collide: Local Responses to Activism against Female Genital Mutilation and Early Marriage

Featured speaker

  • Karisa Cloward, Assistant Professor of Political Science, SMU
  • April 13, 2016 

Coffee & Conversation | (Un)healthy Pursuits: Public Health, Exile, and Surveillance in Cold War Mexico

Featured speaker

  • Katherine Bliss, Senior Associate, Global Health Policy Center & Senior Fellow, Tower Center
  • March 30, 2016

Immigration in the News: How the Media Covers the Issue and How the Public Responds

Featured speakers

  • Aileen Cardona-Arroyo, Latino Politcs Post-Doctoral Fellow, SMU
  • Julián Aguilar, Reporter, The Texas Tribune
  • March 14, 2016

Coffee & Conversation | The 2016 Taiwanese Elections and the Implications on the U.S.-China-Taiwan Relationship

Featured speaker

  • Hans Stockton, Associate Dean & Professor, Director, Center for International Studies, University of St. Thomas
  • March 14, 2016

SAS@SMU | Killer Robots

Featured speakers

  • Michael Horowitz, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
  • Christopher Jenks, Director of the Criminal Justice and Assistant Professor of Law, SMU
  • Joshua Rovner, John G. Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics and National Security
  • March 3, 2016 

Coffee & Conversation | Selling Ideas, Buying Influence: Mexican and American Think Tanks in the Promotion of an Immigration Agreement

Featured speaker

  • Jesus Velasco, Associate Professor, Tarleton State University
  • February 22, 2016

Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Is it Documentation or is it Immigration? Exploring the Effects of Attitudes Toward Documented and Undocumented Immigrants on Immigration Policy Attitudes

Featured speaker

  • James Garand, Emogene Pliner Distinguished Professor of Political Science, LSU
  • February 17, 2016 

Coffee & Conversation | Satoshi Ikeuchi: Diffuse and then Expand: Organizational Approach to the Islamic State

Featured speaker

  • Satoshi Ikeuchi, Associate Professor, University of Tokyo
  • January 19, 2016

Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Hubris, Self-Interest and America’s Failed War in Afghanistan: the Self-Sustaining Overreach

Featured speaker

  • Thomas Cavanna, Postdoctoral Fellow, Tower Center, bio
  • December 2, 2015

 

Lunch & Lecture | Memo to Aspiring Washington Whizzes

Featured speaker

  • Chase Untermeyer, former United States Ambassador to Qatar, bio
  • November 24, 2015

 

Coffee & Conversation | Ambassador Kenney: Southeast Asia and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Featured speaker

  • Ambassador Kristie A. Kenney, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State (October, 2015 to Present), bio
  • November 20, 2015

 

Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China

Featured speaker

  • Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations, bio
  • November 16, 2015

 

SAS@SMU | National Security Dinner: Maintaining the Arsenal of Democracy

Featured speaker

  • Gen. Craig R. McKinley (USAF, ret), President and CEO, National Defense Industrial Association, bio
  • November 12, 2015

 

Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Rethinking German Nationalism and Politics between the World Wars

Featured speaker

  • Erin Hochman, Assistant Professor of History, SMU, bio
  • November 11, 2015

 

SAS@SMU | The Rise of ISIS

Featured speakers

  • Caitlin Talmadge, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University, bio
  • Joby Warrick, Reporter, The Washington Post, bio
  • Moderator | Joshua Rovner, John G. Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics and National Security, bio
  • November 5, 2015

 

Tower Center in DC | Latinos in America: From Immigrants to Citizens

Featured speakers

  • Michael Jones-Correa, Professor of Government, Cornell University, bio
  • Miryam Hazán, Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank, bio
  • Miguel Esteban Solis, President, Latino Center for Leadership Development, bio
  • Tom K. Wong, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of California, San Diego, bio
  • Moderator | Andrew Selee, Executive Vice President & Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute, Wilson Center, bio
  • October 26, 2015

 

Lunch & Lecture | Pakistan: Terrorists, Nukes, and Betrayal, but Gotta Get It Right

Featured speaker

  • Ambassador James F. Moriarty, U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh (2008-2011), bio
  • October 23, 2015

 

Tower Center Forum Event | The State of Higher Education in Texas

Featured speakers

  • Dan Branch, former Chairman of the Texas House Committee on Higher Education; Commissioner, Education Commission of the States; and Chairman, SMU Tower Center Board of Directors, bio
  • Michael K. McLendon, Dean of the School of Education & Professor of Higher Education Policy and Leadership, Baylor University, bio
  • Moderator | Joshua Rovner, John G. Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics and National Security, bio
  • October 15, 2015

 

Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Capitalism and Activism: Market Forces and LGBT Movements in Asia

Featured speakers

  • LaiYee Leong, Tower Center Fellow, SMU, bio
  • Anny Wong, Tower Center Research Fellow, SMU, bio
  • Moderator | Robert Hunt, Professor & Director of Global Theological Education, SMU, bio
  • October 14, 2015

 

Tower Center Forum Event | Art and Power: War, Politics, and the Destruction of Ancient Treasures

Featured speakers

  • Anita M. Difanis, Director of Government Affairs, Association of Art Museum Directors, bio
  • Mark A. Roglán, Director of the Meadows Museum & Adjunct Associate Professor of Art History, SMU, bio
  • Moderator | Joshua Rovner, John G. Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics and National Security, bio
  • October 1, 2015

 

Tower Center Student Forum | Civil-Military Relations in China and Implications for Foreign Policy

Featured speaker

  • Andrew R. Wilson, Professor of Strategy and Policy, United States Naval War College, bio
  • September 17, 2015

 

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Implications beyond Economics

Featured speaker

  • Michael L. Beeman, Acting Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan, Korea and APEC Affairs, bio
  • September 15, 2015

 

Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Tax Reform in Rural China: Revenue, Resistance, and Authoritarian Rule

Featured speaker

  • Hiroki Takeuchi, Associate Professor & Director of Sun & Star Program on Japan East Asia, Tower Center, SMU, bio
  • September 9, 2015

 

Tower Center Forum Event | An Ambassador’s Story — My Mission to Saudi Arabia After 9/11

Featured speakers

  • Ambassador Robert Jordan, former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia & Diplomat-in-Residence, Tower Center, SMU, bio
  • Diana Newton, Senior Fellow, Tower Center, SMU, bio
  • September 8, 2015

 

Propaganda for Sale: The Impact of Media Commercialization on Authoritarian Rule in China

Featured speaker

  • Daniela Stockmann, Associate Professor in the Institute of Political Science, Leiden University, Netherlands, bio
  • September 2, 2015

 

Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Anxious Politics: Democratic Citizenship in a Threatening World

Featured speaker

  • Bethany Albertson, Assistant Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin, bio
  • May 13, 2015

 

Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice

Featured speakers

  • John Nagl, Headmaster, Haverford School; President, New American Security (2009-2012), bio
  • Joshua Rovner, John G. Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics and National Security, SMU, bio
  • May 5, 2015

 

SAS@SMU | The New Middle East Cold War

Featured speakers

  • F. Gregory Gause, III, John H. Lindsey ’44 Chair and Head of the International Affairs Department, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, bio
  • Joshua Rovner, John G. Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics and National Security, SMU, bio
  • April 14, 2015

 

 

SAS@SMU | Nuclear Weapons and National Security: The Once and Future Role of the Bomb

Featured speakers

  • General C. Robert Kehler (USAF, ret.), former Commander of United States Strategic Command, bio
  • Francis J. Gavin, Frank Stanton Chair in Nuclear Security Policy studies & Professor of Political Science, MIT, bio
  • Joshua Rovner, John G. Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics and National Security, SMU, bio
  • March 26, 2015

 

Sun & Star Symposium (2015) | Opening Dinner & Discussion: Waiting for the Rising Sun: Japanese New Nationalism and Beyond

Featured speaker

  • Ambassador Richard L. Armitage, former Deputy Secretary of State (2001-2005), bio

 

Sun & Star Symposium (2015) | Waiting for the Rising Sun: Japanese New Nationalism and Beyond (Panel 1)

Panel 1: Japanese Nationalism and National Identity: The Domestic Context

  • Thomas Berger, Boston University
  • Leonard Schoppa, University of Virginia
  • Nathaniel Smith, University of Arizona
  • Discussant: Patricia Maclachlan, University of Texas at Austin

 

Sun & Star Symposium (2015) | Waiting for the Rising Sun: Japanese New Nationalism and Beyond (Panel 2)

Panel 2: Japanese Nationalism and National Identity: The International Context

  • Alexis Dudden, University of Connecticut
  • Alexander Tan, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Anny Wong, Tower Center, SMU
  • Discussant: Diana Newton, Tower Center, SMU

 

Sun & Star Symposium (2015) | Waiting for the Rising Sun: Japanese New Nationalism and Beyond (Panel 3)

Panel 3: Nationalism, Citizenship, and Immigration in Japan

  • Atsuko Abe, Obirin University, Japan
  • Erin Aeran Chung, Johns Hopkins University
  • Michael Orlando Sharpe, City University of New York
  • Discussant: James Hollifield, Tower Center, SMU

 

Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Falling Giants: Rising States and the Fate of Declining Great Powers

Featured speaker

    Joshua Shifrinson, Assistant Professor, Bush School of Government & Public Service, Texas A&M University, bio
    March 18, 2015 

Tower Center Monthly Seminar | When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the Surprisingly Peaceful End of the Cold War

Featured speaker

    Jeffrey A. Engel, Associate Professor of History & Director of the Center for Presidential History, SMU, bio
    February 25, 2015

SAS@SMU | What Do We Know about Cyber Conflict?

Featured speaker

    Brandon Valeriano, Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences and Politics, University of Glasgow, bio
    February 17, 2015

Coping with Immigration in Germany: From Ignorance to Acceptance?

Featured speaker

    Uwe Hunger, Associate Professor of Political Science, Muenster University (Germany), bio
    February 16, 2015

Tower Center Monthly Seminar | The Other Immigrants: Mexican Brain Drain to the USA

Featured speaker

    Jesus Velasco, Associate Professor & Joe and Teresa Long Endowed Chair in Social Sciences, Tarleton State University
    January 21, 2015

Tower Center Monthly Seminar | 'Privatizing' Public Higher Education in the U.S.: The Political Economy of State Postsecondary Policy Change

Featured speaker

    Michael K. McLendon, Annette and Harold Simmons Centennial Endowed Chair, Simmons School of Education and Human Development, SMU
    December 10, 2014

Tower Center Student Forum | Why did the Arab Winter happen?

Featured speaker

    Zoltan Barany, Frank C. Erwin Jr. Centennial Professor in Government, University of Texas at Austin
    December 3, 2014

Book Talk | Immigration, Integration and Mobility: New Agendas in European Migration Studies

Featured speaker

    Adrian Favell, Professor of Sociology, Sciences Po, Paris
    November 17, 2014

Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Controlling Immigration: A Global Perspective

Featured speakers

    James F. Hollifield, Director & Professor, Department of Political Science, SMU
    Pia Orrenius, Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
    November 12, 2014

National Security Conference (2014) | The United States and China: Strategy, Competition, and Innovation (Panel 1: Grand Strategy and the Rise of China)

Featured speakers

  • Chair: Professor Hiroki Takeuchi, SMU, bio
  • Ms. Bonnie Glaser, Center for Strategic and International Studies, bio
  • Professor Sean Kay, Ohio Wesleyan University, bio
  • Professor Jennifer Lind, Dartmouth College, bio
  • Professor Robert Ross, Harvard Fairbank Center & Boston College, bio

National Security Conference (2014) | The United States and China: Strategy, Competition, and Innovation (Panel 2: Military Dimensions of a Conflict with China)

Featured speakers

  • Chair: Professor Joshua Rovner, SMU, bio
  • Dr. Michael Chase, RAND, bio
  • Professor Aaron L. Friedberg, Princeton University, bio
  • Dr. Kevin Pollpeter, U.C. San Diego, bio
  • Professor Toshi Yoshihara, U.S. Naval War College, bio

National Security Conference (2014) | The United States and China: Strategy, Competition, and Innovation (Panel 3: Implications for the Defense Industry)

Featured speakers

  • Chair: James F. Hollifield, SMU, bio
  • Professor Eugene Gholz, University of Texas and former DOD advisor, bio
  • Mr. Brett Lambert, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing & Industrial Base Policy, bio
  • Professor Andrew Ross, Texas A&M University, bio
  • Admiral Patrick Walsh, USN (ret.), former Commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, bio

National Security Conference (2014)| Opening Dinner & Discussion: China, Intelligence, and U.S. Grand Strategy

Featured speaker

    Thomas Fingar, former Chairman of the National Intelligence Council
    November 5, 2014

Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Tempting Fate: Interests, Red-Lines, and Conflict in Nuclear Monopoly 

Featured speaker

    Paul Avey, Postdoctoral Fellow, Tower Center
    October 22, 2014

The State of Democracy in Mexico, and Its Implication for the U.S. – Mexico Relationship 

Featured speakers

    Roderic Ai Camp, Phillip McKenna Professor, Claremont McKenna College
    Pamela Starr, Associate Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California
    October 10, 2014

A New Cold War? Russia, the U.S., and the Meaning of Ukraine 

Featured speakers

    David J. Kramer, President, Freedom House
    Joshua Rovner, John G. Tower Distinguished Chair of International Politics and National Security
    October 8, 2014

The Euro Crisis and the Challenges for France 

Featured speakers

    James F. Hollifield, Director & Professor, Department of Political Science, SMU
    Mark Wynne, Director of the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
    September 25, 2014

New Immigration Patterns: Central American Youth and the Future of US Immigration Policy 

Featured speakers

    Alfredo Corchado, Mexico Bureau Chief, The Dallas Morning News
    Pia Orrenius, Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
    Andrew Selee, Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute, Wilson Center
    September 19, 2014

After al Qaeda: The Future of American Grand Strategy

Featured speakers

    Hal Brands, Duke University
    Barry R. Posen, MIT
    Joshua Rovner, Tower Center, SMU
    September 11, 2014

After al Qaeda: The Future of American Grand Strategy (KERA Interview) 

Featured speakers

    Hal Brands, Duke University
    Joshua Rovner, Tower Center, SMU
    September 11, 2014

Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Time to React: The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis Response (Audio File) 

Featured speaker

    Heidi Hardt, Tower Center Associate
    Tower Center Monthly Seminar | May 14, 2014

Tower Center Monthly Seminar | The Idea of International Intellectual Property (Audio File)

Featured speaker

    Shubha Ghosh, Tower Center Fellow
    Tower Center Monthly Seminar | April 16, 2014

The Kurdish Question featuring Dr. David Romano and Dr. Sabri Ates (Audio File)

Featured speaker

    David Romano, Missouri State University
    Sabri Ates, Tower Center Research Associate & Professor, SMU
    Tower Center Student Forum Event | April 10, 2014

US-Russia Relations from the Cold War to the Present Standoff (Audio File) 

Featured speaker

    Suzanne Massie, Author of “Trust but Verify: Reagan, Russia and Me”
    Daniel Orlovsky, Tower Center Senior Fellow & Professor of Russian Studies, SMU
    Tower Center Forum Event | April 9, 2014

How Desirable, and How Likely, Is International Macroeconomic Policy Cooperation? (Audio File) 

Featured speaker

    Jeffry Frieden, Harvard University
    A Jno. E. Owens Memorial Foundation Conference | March 26, 2014

Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Secret Intelligence and the Law of Lethal Attacks (Audio File) 

Featured speaker

    Christopher Jenks, Tower Center
    Tower Center Monthly Seminar | March 26, 2014

 

The 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Accident in Japan: Coordinating the U.S. Government Response (Audio File) 

Featured speaker

    Kevin McQuade, ASysT Consulting Group (ACG)
    Tower Center Discussion | March 25, 2014

Viral Warfare: The Security Implications of Cyber and Biological Weapons (Audio File) 

Featured speaker

    Gregory Koblentz, George Mason University
    Tower Center Discussion | March 20, 2014

 

U.S., South & North Korea: What the Future Holds (Audio File) 

Featured speakers

    Victor Cha, Georgetown University
    Han Park, University of Georgia
    Joshua Rovner, Tower Center
    Tower Center Event | February 24, 2014

 

The Abraham Lincoln You Don't Know 

Featured speaker

  • Talmage Boston, Tower Center Board Member
    Board of Directors Meeting | February 12, 2014
 

Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Rioters for Justice: Remnants of Colonization and civil unrest in the French Banlieues (Audio File)

Featured speaker

  • Hervé Tchumkam, Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies and Associate of the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies

The Work of the Warren Commission Half a Century On: Its Methods, Successes & Questions (Panel 1)

Featured speakers

  • Warren Commission Assistant Counsel, Judge Burt W. Griffin, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
  • Warren Commission Staff Member, Justice Richard M. Mosk, California Court of Appeal
  • Warren Commission Staff Member, Justice Stuart R. Pollak, California Court of Appeal
  • Warren Commission Assistant Counsel, Professor W. David Slawson, University of Southern California School of Law
  • Warren Commission Assistant Counsel, Howard P. Willens, Formerly of the United States Department of Justice and Wilmer, Cutler and Pickering

The Work of the Warren Commission Half a Century On: Its Methods, Successes & Questions (Panel 2)

Featured speakers

  • Lackland H. Bloom, Jr., Professor, SMU Dedman Law School
  • Chris Jenks, Professor, SMU Dedman Law School
  • Dennis Simon, Senior Fellow, Tower Center
  • Tom Stone, Professor, SMU Department of English
  • Jay Vogelson, Dallas lawyer and member of the Warren Commission staff

Tower Center Forum Event | Demographic Changes and their Political Impact (Audio File)

Featured speakers

  • Jeffrey Passel, Senior Demographer, Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project 
  • Harold Stanley, Associate Provost and Tower Center Senior Fellow, SMU

National Security Conference (2013) | Making Strategy under Budget Austerity (Panel 1)

Panel 1: Threats & Opportunities

  • Joshua Rovner, Tower Chair for National Security
  • Admiral Patrick Walsh, USN (Ret.), former Commander, Pacific Fleet
  • General H.R. McMaster, USA, Commander, Maneuver Center of Excellence
  • Jeremy Shapiro, Brookings Institution

National Security Conference (2013) | Making Strategy under Budget Austerity (Panel 2)

Panel 2: Capabilities & Choices

  • Celeste Ward-Gventer, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Stability Operations Capabilities
  • General Carter Ham, USA (Ret.)
  • General Buzz Moseley, USAF (Ret.)
  • General Peter Chiarelli, USA (Ret.)

National Security Conference (2013) | Making Strategy under Budget Austerity (Panel 3)

Panel 3: Money & Politics 

  • General Montgomery Meigs, USA (Ret)
  • Pete Geren, former Secretary of the Army
  • Nora Bensahel, Deputy Director of Studies, CNAS
  • Dennis Ippolito, Senior Fellow, Tower Center

National Security Conference (2013) | Making Strategy under Budget Austerity | Keynote Dinner

Featured speaker
  • Gordon England, the 29th Deputy Secretary of Defense & President of E6 Partners LLC

Sun & Star Symposium | Asia's Contested Waters: The East China and South China Sea (Panel 1)

Panel 1: The History of the Rights to Oil, Gas and Fishing in the East China and South China Sea

  • Alexis Dudden, University of Connecticut 
  • William Tsutsui, Southern Methodist University
  • Micah Muscolino, Georgetown University
  • Discussant: Ling Shiao, Southern Methodist University

Sun & Star Symposium | Asia's Contested Waters: The East China and South China Sea (Panel 2)

Panel 2: The Politics of Territorial Disputes: East and South China Sea

  • William Norris, Texas A&M University 
  • Peter Gries, University of Oklahoma
  • Daniel Lynch, University of Southern California
  • Discussant: Hiroki Takeuchi, Southern Methodist University

Intelligence, National Security, and Civil Liberties: A Conversation with the NSA

Featured speaker
  • John DeLong, Director of Compliance, National Security Agency 
  • Jeffrey Kahn, Associate Professor of Law, SMU 
  • Joshua Rovner, Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security, SMU
  • Jeffrey A. Engel, Director of the Center for Presidential History, SMU 

Highlights on C-SPAN | Tower Center Symposium | Women in Politics

Featured speakers
  • Susannah Wellford Shakow, Running Start
  • Richard Fox, Loyola Marymount University

Highlights on C-SPAN | Tower Center Symposium | Women in Politics

Featured speaker
  • Ambassador Karen Hughes, Burson-Marsteller

National Security Conference (2012) | Strategy, Forces & Budgets | Keynote Dinner

Featured speaker
  • Admiral Patrick Walsh, USN (Ret.), Tower Center, SMU

National Security Conference (2012) | Strategy, Forces & Budgets | Panel 1

Featured speakers
  • MG Robert H. Scales, USA (Ret.), President, Colgen
  • General James E. Cartwritght, USMC (Ret.)
  • MG Walter L. Davis, Deputy Commander, US Army North (Fifth Army)
  • LTG Mike Dunn, USAF (Ret.)
  • Admiral Patrick Walsh, USN (Ret.), Senior Fellow, Tower Center

National Security Conference (2012) | Strategy, Forces & Budgets | Panel 2

Featured speakers
  • Dan Crowley, President, Network Centric Systems, Raytheon
  • Gordon England, President, E6 Partners
  • Delores Etter, Lyle School of Engineering, SMU
  • Hon. Ike Skelton, Partner, Husch Blackwell
  • Daniel Zanini, Senior VP, SAIC

National Security Conference (2012) | Strategy, Forces & Budgets | Keynote Luncheon

Featured speaker
  • Michael O'Hanlon, Brookings Institution

National Security Conference (2012) | Strategy, Forces & Budgets | Panel 3

Featured speakers
  • Dennis Ippolito, Political Science, SMU
  • David S.C. Chu, President, Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Cal Jillson, Political Science, SMU

National Security Conference (2012) | Strategy, Forces & Budgets | Closing Conversation

Featured speakers
  • Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
  • MG Robert H. Scales, USA (Ret.), President, Colgen
  • Admiral Patrick Walsh, USN (Ret.), Senior Fellow, Tower Center

Sun & Star Symposium: Are Reforms Dead in Japan? The Legacy of Prime Minister Koizumi | November 8, 2012

  • Panel I: Prime Minister Koizumi & Japan's Economic Reforms
  • Panel II: Prime Minister Koizumi & Japan's Political Reforms
  • Panel III: Prime Minister Koizumi & Japan's Foreign Policy

The Vital South and Presidential Elections, 1960-2012

Featured speakers
  • Dennis Simon, Southern Methodist University
  • Earl Black, Rice University
  • Merle Black, Emory University

JFK and LBJ: The Evolution Of Presidential Legacies

Featured speakers
  • Dennis Simon, Southern Methodist University
  • Mark Updegrove, LBJ Presidential Library
  • Alan Lowe, George W. Bush Presidential Library
  • Sidney Milkis, University of Virginia

Tower Center Monthly Seminar | The Other Immigrants: Mexican Brain Drain to the USA (Presentation slides) 

  • Jesus Velasco, Associate Professor & Joe and Teresa Long Endowed Chair in Social Sciences, Tarleton State University
  • January 21, 2015

The Euro Crisis and the Challenges for France (Presentation slides) 

  • James F. Hollifield, Director & Professor, Department of Political Science, SMU
  • September 25, 2014

American Public Opposition to Foreign Aid (Presentation slides) 

  • Harold Clarke, Tower Center Associate and Professor of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Tower Center Monthly Seminar | September 24, 2014

Time to React: The Efficiency of International Organizations in Crisis Response (Presentation slides) 

  • Heidi Hardt, Tower Center Associate and Professor of Political Science, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Tower Center Monthly Seminar | May 14, 2014

The Political Economy of International Money: Common Currencies, Currency Wars and Exorbitant Privilege (Presentation slides)

  • Presented by the Tower Center and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • A Jno. E. Owens Memorial Foundation Conference | March 20, 2014

Viral Warfare: The Security Implications of Cyber and Biological Weapons (Presentation slides)

  • Gregory Koblentz, George Mason University
  • Tower Center Discussion | March 20, 2014

Understanding Return Migration to Mexico: Towards a Comprehensive Policy for the Reintegration of Returning Migrants

  • Miryam Hazan, Tower Center Fellow and Washington Director of MATT Foundation

Understanding Return Migration to Mexico: Towards a Comprehensive Policy for the Reintegration of Returning Migrants (Presentation slides)

  • Miryam Hazan, Tower Center Fellow and Washington Director of MATT Foundation

The TPP as a Crucial Piece of Abenomics (Presentation slides)

  • Fukunari Kimura, Professor of Economics, Keio University
  • Japan Update: Abenomics, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and Economic Opportunities for Texas | February 11, 2014

The Abraham Lincoln You Don't Know 

  • Talmage Boston, Tower Center Board Member
  • Board of Directors Meeting | February 12, 2014
Latino Population Growth, Political Clout, & Texas: Will Latinos turn Red Texas Blue?
  • Harold Stanley, Associate Provost & Geurin-Pettus Distinguished Chair in American Politics and Political Economy, SMU
  • Tower Center Forum Event | Demographic Changes and their Political Impact, January 30, 2014

Immigration and Race: The Political Impact of Demographic Change (Handout)

  • Jeffrey Passel, Senior Demographer, Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project
  • Tower Center Forum Event | Demographic Changes and their Political Impact, January 30, 2014 

 Mexico’s Energy Reform

  • Hon. Javier Treviño Cantú, Mexican Congressman for the State of Nuevo León, Mexican Federal Congress
  • Annette Strauss Internationalizing Dallas Event | Mexican Energy Reform: Insights & Perspectives, January 24, 2014

Chinese Politics and Changing Japan-China Relations

  • Ryosei Kokubun, President of National Defense Academy of Japan
  • Sun & Star Symposium | Asia’s Contested Waters: The East China and South China Sea, September 19, 2014 

Deficits, Debt, and the New Politics of Tax Policy

  • Dennis Ippolito, Eugene McElvaney Professor of Political Science, SMU
  • Tower Center Forum Event | Dennis Ippolito_The Tax Wars, March 6, 2013