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August 21, 2001


DALLAS (SMU) -- Rhonda L. Callaway has been named the 2001-2002 Tower Fellow by Southern Methodist University's John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies.

Callaway recently graduated from the University of North Texas with a Ph.D. in political science. As a post-doctoral fellow, she will spend a year at the center teaching and researching in her field of international relations. Callaway's doctoral dissertation explored the impact of U.S. foreign aid, trade and investment on human rights. Her research interests include human rights, globalization, and U.S. foreign policy as it relates to trade and investment.

The Tower Center supports teaching and research programs in international and domestic politics with an emphasis on global studies and national security policy. The center sponsors annual conferences, works with other international organizations such as the Dallas Council on World Affairs, and supports faculty research and travel. Each year the Tower Center Board of Directors awards undergraduate fellowships to SMU students interested in studying in Washington, D.C., or in U.S. embassies abroad. Another Tower Center program places SMU students in summer internships in the U.S. State Department.

The Tower Center was established in memory and honor of former U.S. Senator John Tower, who earned a master's degree in political science from SMU in 1953.