The John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies was created to commemorate the late US senator whose life was dedicated to public service and education.


In the spirit of John Tower‘s commitment to educate and inspire a new generation of thoughtful leaders, the Tower Center seeks to bridge the gap between the world of ideas, scholarship and teaching, and the practice of politics. The primary mission of the Tower Center is to promote the study of politics and international affairs and to stimulate an interest in ethical public service among undergraduates. The Tower Center is an academic center where all parties and views are heard in a marketplace of ideas, and the Center will pursue its mission in a non partisan manner. See our informational brochure (.pdf)

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The Tower Center regularly hosts major figures in public and international affairs for lectures, seminars and conferences.


The Tower Center Forum provides residents of the Dallas-Fort Worth region with access to prominent leaders and cutting-edge research, facilitating a scholarly exchange of perspectives and ideas in a nonpartisan, academic setting. Tower Center Forum members receive invitations to conferences, symposia, seminars and lectures with leaders, practitioners and experts in public and international affairs. Many of these events enable members to have access to today's power brokers, policy makers and top scholars in off-the-record briefings and private members-only events. See our informational brochure for the Forum (.pdf)


Learn more about the Tower Center Forum:

Bora Laci | Program Coordinator | blaci@smu.edu | (214) 768-4716

 

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