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November 30, 2001


DALLAS (SMU) -- Khalil A. Hasham of Carrollton, a junior at Southern Methodist University, is the recipient of the Annette K. and Jack C. Vaughn Foreign Service and International Affairs Internship for 2001-2002.

SMU's John G. Tower Center for Political Studies in Dedman College selects outstanding students for the internship program. Hasham, who is majoring in political science and biology and maintains a 3.625 grade point average, will receive a stipend of $1,500 and support for research and travel to Washington, D.C. or his place of posting.

The SMU Tower Center supports teaching and research programs in international and domestic politics with an emphasis on global studies and national security policy. Toward these ends, the center sponsors several conferences a year, works with other international organizations such as the Dallas Council on World Affairs, and supports faculty research and travel. It also is the only program of its kind in Texas that exposes undergraduates to national and international studies.

The center is named in honor of Senator John G. Tower, who earned a master’s degree in political science from SMU in 1953. He also taught in the SMU Political Science Department after his retirement from the Senate in 1985. The Senator and his daughter, Marian Tower, died in a plane crash in Georgia on April 5, 1991.

SMU is a private, comprehensive university located in Dallas. It has an enrollment of about 10,000 students and a full-time faculty of more than 500. SMU offers undergraduate degree programs in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Meadows School of the Arts, Edwin L. Cox School of Business and the School of Engineering. Graduate and professional programs are offered in these schools and in Perkins School of Theology and Dedman School of Law.