NexPoint Tower Scholars Program
The John Goodwin Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs in SMU Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and the Bush Center partner in research, teaching and programming to educate, inspire and foster ethical public service. Dedman College students work with the Bush Center through the NexPoint Tower Scholars Program, a selective, multidisciplinary minor in public policy and international affairs that enables students from a variety of academic backgrounds to combine their interests with real-world experience in public policy. Tower Scholars intern at the Bush Institute, seeing firsthand how government policy affects communities.
- Tower Center Senior Fellow Matthew Wilson, director of the Center for Faith & Learning at SMU and an associate professor of political science, served as an instructor with the Bush Institute’s Liberty and Leadership program that worked to inspire young Burmese democracy advocates to lead change in their home countries.
- Bush Institute experts participate in a speaker series for Tower Scholars focused on policymaking. Tower Scholars have engaged in research at the Bush Center for their senior year practicums.
- The two centers co-host panel discussions on a variety of domestic and foreign policy issues that are free and open to the public.