Global Affairs

StudioTulsa
2:02 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Ambassador Molly Williamson, Formerly of the U.S. State Department, on "The Geopolitics of Oil"

Aired on Friday, April 12th.

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.

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StudioTulsa
4:50 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

"Pakistan and the United States: Future of a Reluctant Alliance"

Aired on Thursday, March 28th.

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.

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StudioTulsa
1:46 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

"Oil Politics in the Islamic Republic of Iran"

Aired on Monday, March 11th.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with Paasha Mahdavi, who is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at UCLA. As part of the University of Tulsa Collins College of Business Lecture Series, Mahdavi will deliver a free-to-the-public talk on "Oil Politics in the Islamic Republic of Iran" on Wednesday the 13th at 7pm in the Tyrrell Hall Auditorium on the TU campus. Mahdavi's ongoing research concerns the study of national oil company governance and the political consequences of oil nationalizations, and he joins us today by phone.

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StudioTulsa
4:12 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

From Journalist Edward Humes, Compelling If Unsettling "Trash Talk" about America's Biggest Export

Aired on Wednesday, March 6th.

On this installment of ST, we speak by phone with the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes, whose previous books include "Force of Nature" and "No Matter How Loud I Shout," and whose latest book, just recently out in paperback, is "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash." This book presents an unsettling yet fascinating and highly detailed profile of America's biggest export, its most prodigious product, and perhaps its greatest legacy: garbage.

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StudioTulsa
1:33 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

"Behind the Scenes of American Diplomacy"

Aired on Tuesday, February 26th.

What does it take to be a successful diplomat? How does one best "train" or prepare for this type of work? And how, if at all, does the art of diplomacy differ from how it was, say, twenty or thirty years ago? A recent change of leadership at the U.S. State Department --- in the wake of last year's deadly attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens as well as three other Americans --- has reminded us, once again, of the serious challenges now facing the U.S. Foreign Service.

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StudioTulsa
2:36 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

"The New 'Great Game:' Central Asia in Geopolitics Today"

Aired on Tuesday, December 11th.

How will U.S. relations with Afghanistan and Pakistan change once NATO forces start withdrawing from Afghanistan in 2014? It's a question (or a pair of questions) that's been widely discussed, and widely debated, of late. But what about, moreover, our relations with the so-called "stans" of Central Asia --- namely, the five republics of the former Soviet Union: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. On this installment of ST, we welcome Dr. Charles E. Ziegler, Professor of Political Science and Distinguished University Scholar at the University of Louisville.

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StudioTulsa
1:19 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

"Foreign Policy Challenges for the New Administration"

Aired on Wednesday, November 14th.

On this installment of ST, we welcome Dr. Elizabeth Colton, who's still pursuing an active, long-running, and wide-ranging career in diplomacy, journalism, foreign-relations scholarship, and U.S. and international politics and education. Such work has taken her to more than 100 countries; she's taught and/or delivered lectures on six different continents. Last night, Dr. Colton addressed to the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations on the topic of "Foreign Policy Challenges for the New Administration" --- which will be, of course, in this case a second Obama Administration. Dr.

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StudioTulsa
6:23 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

"The Revenge of Geography"

Aired on Wednesday, September 26th.

In this age of instant worldwide cell-phone communication, pervasive and incessant Internet connectivity, and 24-7 airline transport, geographical borders and topographical boundaries don't really hold us back anymore. People with the appropriate financial and legal ways and means can basically go wherever their passports might lead them, and those who blog about revolution or social change in one country might well help to trigger the downfall of a government in another country. So, does the old notion or subject (or field of study, for that matter) called geography still matter today?

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StudioTulsa
2:47 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

"Police Training and Nation-Building in the American Century"

Aired on Wednesday, September 5th.

Our guest on this edition of StudioTulsa is Jeremy Kuzmarov, the Jay P.

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StudioTulsa
3:15 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

"How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Friday, August 31st.

On this installment of our show, which originally aired earlier this year, we speak with the author and journalist Mei-Ling Hopgood, formerly of Buenos Aires, now living and working (and parenting) in the American Midwest. Hopgood's new book is called "How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm: And Other Adventures in Parenting (from Argentina to Tanzania and Everywhere in Between)." It's an engrossing and accessible book about what we as Americans can learn from how other cultures approach the challenges all parents confront: bedtimes, potty training, feeding, play dates, teaching, and so forth.

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