Global Affairs http://publicradiotulsa.org en "The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/nile-journey-downriver-through-egypts-past-and-present <p>On this edition of ST, an interesting conversation with the British author and scholar Toby Wilkinson, who earned a degree in Egyptology from Downing College, Cambridge, and has been awarded several prestigious awards in his academic field. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:26:40 +0000 Rich Fisher 61505 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present" Noted Sportswriter Offers "Eight World Cups: My Journey Through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/noted-sportswriter-offers-eight-world-cups-my-journey-through-beauty-and-dark-side-soccer <p>As soccer fans --- whoops, make that "football fans" --- everywhere will tell you, the fun gets underway tomorrow. Yes, it's <em>finally</em> upon us: The World Cup. Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:02:37 +0000 Rich Fisher 61229 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Noted Sportswriter Offers "Eight World Cups: My Journey Through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer" 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 Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/promise-pencil-how-ordinary-person-can-create-extraordinary-change <p>What if a bright young guy who had enough brains, training, and ambition to thrive on Wall Street suddenly decided --- in his mid-twenties, while watching an especially "passionate" pianist perform at a concert --- to give up on all the money and glory associated with his fledgling career...in order to start a small, independent nonprofit dedicated to building schools in the world's poorest regions? On this edition of ST, we meet just such a person. Tue, 20 May 2014 21:42:53 +0000 Rich Fisher 59963 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change" "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" A Conversation with Dr. Paul Polak, Co-Author of "The Business Solution to Poverty" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/conversation-dr-paul-polak-co-author-business-solution-poverty <p>Efforts to end poverty around the world are many, various, and seemingly unending. Such efforts might also be, as they say, as old as the hills. ("You will always have the poor among you," as we read in the Book of Matthew.) But what about an especially business-savvy, marketing-driven approach to ending poverty? What if the needy were approached as customers --- and what if poverty-relief itself were approached as a bottom-line, profit-generating goal for investors and entrepreneurs across the board? Our guest on this installment of ST is Dr. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:23:51 +0000 Rich Fisher 57943 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Conversation with Dr. Paul Polak, Co-Author of "The Business Solution to Poverty" 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 TU's Annual Cadenhead-Settle Memorial Lecture: "A World History of Genocide" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tus-annual-cadenhead-settle-memorial-lecture-world-history-genocide <p>Tonight, Thursday the 13th, TU's Department of History will present the Annual Cadenhead-Settle Memorial Lecture here on the University of Tulsa campus; the event begins at 7:30pm in the Tyrrell Hall Auditorium. Our guest on ST is the distinguished academic who will be delivering this free-to-the-public lecture: Professor Norman Naimark is the Robert and Florence McDonnell Chair in East European History at Stanford University. He's also a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution and the Institute of International Studies. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:24:05 +0000 Rich Fisher 54447 at http://publicradiotulsa.org TU's Annual Cadenhead-Settle Memorial Lecture: "A World History of Genocide" A Conversation with David Shambaugh of George Washington University, Author of "China Goes Global" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/conversation-david-shambaugh-george-washington-university-author-china-goes-global <p>On this installment of StudioTulsa, we're talking about the rise of China with David Shambaugh, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. Professor Shambaugh is a well-known authority on contemporary China and international relations within Asia, and his latest book is "China Goes Global: The Partial Power," which Foreign Affairs has called a "masterful survey." He gave an address to the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations last week, and he stopped by our Public Radio Tulsa studios while he was in town. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:51:35 +0000 Rich Fisher 53456 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Conversation with David Shambaugh of George Washington University, Author of "China Goes Global" "Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/understanding-and-resisting-power-and-privilege-christian-hegemony <p>On our show today, a discussion with Paul Kivel, who is the author of "Uprooting Racism" and the director of the Christian Hegemony Project. Kivel is also a social-justice activist and educator whose new book, just out, is "Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony." It is, to be sure, a work that makes several debatable points, and that takes as "given" several contentious assertions --- and so Kivel defends (and elaborates on) many of these points and assertions on this edition of ST. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:01:15 +0000 Rich Fisher 51156 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony"