Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations http://publicradiotulsa.org en Veteran Energy Expert James Clad on "The World Politics of a Changing Energy Landscape" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/veteran-energy-expert-james-clad-world-politics-changing-energy-landscape <p>On this installment of ST, we offer a discussion of how oil, coal, and other energy sources are influencing today's international geo-politics. Our guest is James Clad, a diversely experienced foreign-affairs and oil-policy expert who consults for various energy and investment firms worldwide. Clad is a senior adviser at the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) in Arlington, Virginia, as well as an advisor to IHS Jane's and Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA). From 2002 to 2010, Clad served as U.S. Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:50:48 +0000 Rich Fisher 60901 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Veteran Energy Expert James Clad on "The World Politics of a Changing Energy Landscape" "The Status of Women's Rights in Afghanistan" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/status-womens-rights-afghanistan <p>Our guest on this edition of ST is Charlotte Ponticelli, the recently named Program Director for the American Committees on Foreign Relations, who was a guest of the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations last night. At that event, she gave an address entitled "The Status of Women's Rights in Afghanistan." Ponticelli is an international consultant as well as an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of America. She has more than twenty years' experience working for the U.S. Wed, 07 May 2014 22:31:00 +0000 Rich Fisher 59215 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Status of Women's Rights in Afghanistan" Diana Negroponte of The Brookings Institution on How Brazil and Mexico Are Confronting Globalization http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/diana-negroponte-brookings-institution-how-brazil-and-mexico-are-confronting-globalization <p>On this edition of our show, we are talking about Latin America's two largest economies, those of Mexico and Brazil. Each has experienced much of the turbulence or strife that goes hand in hand, it seems, with globalization --- but each has also enjoyed many of the benefits of this ongoing, open-ended worldwide phenomenon. Our guest today on ST is an expert on such; Dr. Diana Negroponte is a nonresident senior fellow with the Latin America Initiative under the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:48:02 +0000 Rich Fisher 56168 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Diana Negroponte of The Brookings Institution on How Brazil and Mexico Are Confronting Globalization Dr. Andrea Mazzarino on "Campaigning for the Rights of the Disabled in Russia" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/dr-andrea-mazzarino-campaigning-rights-disabled-russia <p>On this installment of StudioTulsa, we speak with Dr. Andrea Mazzarino, an anthropologist specializing in contemporary Russia who's currently a Fellow at the Europe and Central Asia Division of Human Rights Watch. While working with Human Rights Watch, she has researched and written various reports on human rights abuses. Last night, with the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games set to begin in Sochi (pictured here) in a matter of days, Dr. Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:20:04 +0000 Rich Fisher 53910 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Dr. Andrea Mazzarino on "Campaigning for the Rights of the Disabled in Russia" "Diplo-Mapping: The Maps Diplomats Draw and Their Consequences" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/diplo-mapping-maps-diplomats-draw-and-their-consequences <p>When lines are drawn on a map --- when the borders of a given state are finally, somehow, agreed upon --- how are the people and culture connected with these lines affected, both immediately and over time? How, and why, are societies or customs changed --- or not changed --- when such lines are established? Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:52:43 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 49679 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Diplo-Mapping: The Maps Diplomats Draw and Their Consequences" Middle East Journalist Barbara Slavin: "Iran Gets a New President, But Will It Make a Difference?" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/middle-east-journalist-barbara-slavin-iran-gets-new-president-will-it-make-difference <p>Our guest is Barbara Slavin, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center who's also the Washington correspondent for <a href="http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/home.html">Al-Monitor.com</a>, a website devoted to news from and about the Middle East. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:46:17 +0000 Rich Fisher 46569 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Middle East Journalist Barbara Slavin: "Iran Gets a New President, But Will It Make a Difference?" Dr. Paula Newberg, of the University of Texas-Austin, on "Pakistan's Elections: What Happens Now?" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/dr-paula-newberg-university-texas-austin-pakistans-elections-what-happens-now <p>On this edition of ST, a discussion of Pakistan, that vitally important yet on-again-off-again U.S. ally --- or is "ally" even the proper term here? --- which saw an electoral "first" recently. That is, after its historic elections over the weekend, Pakistan's first elected government served its full term and then ceded power to a new government, to be headed by prime minister-elect Nawaz Sharif and president-elect Asif Ali Zardari. Our guest is the noted South Asian expert, Dr. Fri, 17 May 2013 19:39:25 +0000 Rich Fisher 39254 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Dr. Paula Newberg, of the University of Texas-Austin, on "Pakistan's Elections: What Happens Now?" Ambassador Molly Williamson, Formerly of the U.S. State Department, on "The Geopolitics of Oil" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/ambassador-molly-williamson-formerly-us-state-department-geopolitics-oil <p>Our guest on this edition of ST is Molly Williamson, a highly experienced former Foreign Service Officer who served six U.S. Presidents over the course of a long, far-flung career, eventually achieving the rank of Career Minister. Throughout the 1990's and early 2000's, she held important positions within the U.S. Departments of Energy, Commerce, State, and Defense. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 19:02:40 +0000 Rich Fisher 37283 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Ambassador Molly Williamson, Formerly of the U.S. State Department, on "The Geopolitics of Oil" "Pakistan and the United States: Future of a Reluctant Alliance" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/pakistan-and-united-states-future-reluctant-alliance <p>On this edition of our show, we welcome back Husain Haqqani, who served as Pakistan's ambassador to the United States from 2008 to 2011. He's giving a free-to-the-public address tonight (Thursday the 28th) at 7:30pm in the Lorton Performance Center on the TU campus. Haqqani (who also addressed the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations last night) currently serves as Professor of the Practice of International Relations at Boston University; he's also a Senior Fellow and the Director for South and Central Asia at the Hudson Institute. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:50:12 +0000 Rich Fisher 36505 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Pakistan and the United States: Future of a Reluctant Alliance" "The Importance of Democracy Promotion as a Pillar of U.S. Foreign Policy" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/importance-democracy-promotion-pillar-us-foreign-policy <p>Our guest is Richard Soudriette, who's the President of the Center for Diplomacy and Democracy, which is based in Colorado Springs. He also served as founding President of IFES, or the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, from 1988 to 2007. Under Mr. Soudriette's leadership, IFES grew into one of the premier organizations offering technical assistance around the globe in matters related to elections, civil society, rule of law, and governance. Thus he's played a key role in launching networks of elections officials in Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:14:34 +0000 Rich Fisher 35977 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Importance of Democracy Promotion as a Pillar of U.S. Foreign Policy"