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Sun & Star Symposium in Japan | U.S.-Japan Relations in a Tumultuous Time: Is Liberal International Order Decaying?

Keynote Discussion: The United States Has Become the Epicenter of UncertaintyU.S.-Japan Relations Under the Trump Administration
Panel I: Who Leads Internationalism? World Politics and Liberal International Order
Luncheon Discussion: U.S.-Japan Relations and Japanese Roles in International Order
Panel II: Internationalism Meets Reformism: Domestic Politics and Liberal International Order
Panel III: Internationalism, Populism, and Reformism

VIDEO: Understanding Global Migration in the U.S. and Canada

Featured speakers

  • Dan Tichenor, University of Oregon
  • Neil Foley, SMU
  • Phil Triadafilopoulos, University of Toronto
  • Moderator: Caroline Brettel, SMU
  • February 16, 2018

VIDEO: A Panel Discussion on NAFTA, Borders, and Security

Featured speakers

  • Representative Will Hurd
  • Tiffany Melvin, President of the North American Strategy for Competitiveness
  • Javier Velez Bautista, CEO of Mission Foods
  • June 19, 2017

Monthly Seminar | President Trump and the Future of Counterterrorism

Featured speaker

  • Erin Simpson, Founder and CEO of Archer Avenue Consulting
  • March 28, 2017

The American Dream in the Age of President Trump

Featured speaker

  • Calvin Jillson, Professor of Political Science, SMU
  • March 20, 2017

Monthly Seminar | President Donald Trump and Asia

Featured speakers

  • LaiYee Leong, Fellow, Tower Center and SMU Center for Presidential History
  • Diana Newton, Senior Fellow, Tower Center
  • Hiroki Takeuchi, Director of the Sun & Star Program on Japan and East Asia, Tower Center
  • February 15, 2017

Monthly Seminar | President Donald Trump and the Border

Featured speaker

  • Rodolfo Hernandez Guerrero, Director of International Partnership Development (IPD) and Senior Advisor to the Center for U.S. – Latin America Initiatives (CUSLAI) at the University of Texas at Dallas
  • January 25, 2017

Texas-Mexico | Coffee & Conversation with Alan Bersin

Featured speaker

  • Alan Bersin, assistant secretary for the Department of Homeland Security
  • December 6, 2016

SAS@SMU | Does America Still Need the Army?

Featured speakers

  • Austin Long, assistant professor of security policy, Columbia University
  • Joshua Rovner, Director of Studies, Tower Center
  • November 1, 2016

Tower Center Special Event | A Conversation with His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, United Arab Emirates

Featured speaker

  • His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the United States
  • October 20, 2016

Tower Center Student Forum | A Brexit Discussion

Featured speakers

  • Harold Clarke, Ashbel Smith Professor, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Government, University of Essex
  • Lorinc Redei, lecturer, LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • October 7, 2016

SAS@SMU | Intelligence, Policy and Covert Action

Featured speaker

  • Jon Sather, former Chief Intelligence Officer, Stratfor
  • September 22, 2016

Sun & Star | Uninformed: Why People Know so Little about Elections and What we can do about it

Featured speaker

  • Arthur Lupia, Hal R. Varian Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan
  • September 21, 2016

Tower Center Monthly Seminar | Injury, Rage, Audacity: Donald Trump, Andrew Jackson, and the Creation of the 'People's Candidate'

Featured speaker

  • Aaron Crawford, Center for Presidential History
  • September 21, 2016

The Situation in Turkey 

Featured speaker

  • Martin P. Adams, former Special Assistant for Political Intelligence, United States Fifth Fleet
  • September 13, 2016

Scott Hawkins Lecture | Strategic Dilemmas in American Foreign Policy

Featured speaker

  • Kenneth Schultz, Professor, Stanford University 
  • September 7, 2016

Sun & Star | The Resource Curse in China

Featured speaker

  • Jing Vivian Zhan, Associate Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • August 31, 2016

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

                           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

                            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

                              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