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.


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

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