Global Affairs

StudioTulsa
4:09 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

"Illicit or Innocent? -- How You Might be Contributing to a Global Underworld of Organized Crime"

Aired on Thursday, May 14th.

On this edition of ST, a discussion of illegal trade on the global scale: from internet-driven piracy to the world's ports and shipping routes, from smuggling and trafficking to peddling counterfeit goods and knock-offs. Our guest is Dr. Suzette Grillot, Dean of the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma. She's served in this capacity since 2012, and she is also OU’s Vice Provost for International Programs as well as its William J. Crowe, Jr. Chair in Geopolitics.

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StudioTulsa
12:15 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

"The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Tuesday, May 5th.

On this edition of ST, we listen back to an interview that originally aired in June of last year. At that time, we had an interesting conversation with the British author and scholar Toby Wilkinson, a widely respected scholar of Egyptology.

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StudioTulsa
7:22 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

An Address by Ambassador William B. Taylor, Jr., of the U.S. Institute of Peace: "Crisis in Ukraine"

Aired on Monday, April 13th.

Where do things now stand regarding the Russia-Ukraine conflict? And how did we get here, and what might the future have in store? Such are the questions we're exploring today. On this edition of ST, we speak with William B. Taylor, Jr., the acting executive vice president at the United States Institute of Peace. From 2011 to 2013, Taylor was the Special Coordinator for Middle East Transitions in the U.S.

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StudioTulsa
11:38 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Prof. Robert B. Marks, an Expert on Both the Environment and History of China, to Lecture at TU

Aired on Thursday, April 9th.

China -- where so much of the world's population has lived for thousands and thousands of years now, and where several of the world's most polluted cities can be found -- is now starting to transition from a mega-economy that's based on exporting to one that's based on domestic consumerism. What will this transition mean for that country's already-troubled environment? And how is it even possible -- from a soil or fertility perspective -- that parts of China have served as farmland for literally 3,000 years? On this installment of ST, we speak with Prof. Robert B.

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StudioTulsa
4:57 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

"How Should the U.S. Deal with the Challenges of Today's Middle East?"

Aired on Thursday, March 19th.

On this edition of ST, we speak with Brian Katulis, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where his work focuses on U.S. national security policy in the Middle East and South Asia. Katulis -- who recently gave an address to the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations, and who spoke with us while he was in town -- has served as a consultant to numerous U.S. government agencies, private corporations, and non-governmental organizations on projects in more than two dozen countries, including Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Egypt, and Colombia.

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StudioTulsa
3:07 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Tulsa Author Sasha Martin's "Life From Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness"

Aired on Tuesday, March 3rd.

The around-the-world journey that locally based food blogger Sasha Martin undertook was truly remarkable; over the span of nearly four years, this Tulsa-based mom and author -- who's our guest on ST today -- set out to cook, and eat, a meal from every country on the planet.

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StudioTulsa
2:15 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Kirstin Downey Offers Readers the Fascinating "Isabella: The Warrior Queen" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Tuesday, February 24th.

(Note: This interview originally aired in late October.) We speak with author and journalist Kirstin Downey, whose new book is "Isabella: The Warrior Queen." It's an engrossing biography of Isabella of Castile, the powerful Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history.

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StudioTulsa
4:55 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Lisa Curtis of The Heritage Foundation Addresses the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations

Aired on Tuesday, December 2nd.

On this installment of ST, our guest is Lisa Curtis, a Senior Research Fellow for South Asia in the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation. Curtis is a widely recognized expert on America's economic, political, and security relationships with India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and other nations in South Asia, and has thus been seen as a guest commentator or news analyst on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, CBS, PBS, the BBC, and elsewhere.

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StudioTulsa
1:33 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Author and Journalist Kirstin Downey Offers Readers the Fascinating "Isabella: The Warrior Queen"

Aired on Friday, October 31st.

On this edition of ST, we speak with author and journalist Kirstin Downey, whose new book, just out from Doubleday, is "Isabella: The Warrior Queen." It's an engrossing biography of Isabella of Castile, the powerful Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history.

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StudioTulsa
1:20 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Tom Garrett (of the International Republican Institute) at the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations

Aired on Monday, September 22nd.

On this edition of our program, we speak with Tom Garrett, an Oklahoma native who's worked at the International Republican Institute (or IRI) since 1994.

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