Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations

StudioTulsa
1:48 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Diana Negroponte of The Brookings Institution on How Brazil and Mexico Are Confronting Globalization

Aired on Monday, March 17th.

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.

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StudioTulsa
3:20 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Dr. Andrea Mazzarino on "Campaigning for the Rights of the Disabled in Russia"

Aired on Tuesday, February 4th.

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.

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StudioTulsa
1:52 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

"Diplo-Mapping: The Maps Diplomats Draw and Their Consequences"

Aired on Friday, November 15th.

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?

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StudioTulsa
2:46 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Middle East Journalist Barbara Slavin: "Iran Gets a New President, But Will It Make a Difference?"

Aired on Friday, September 20th.

Our guest is Barbara Slavin, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center who's also the Washington correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, a website devoted to news from and about the Middle East.

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StudioTulsa
2:39 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Dr. Paula Newberg, of the University of Texas-Austin, on "Pakistan's Elections: What Happens Now?"

Aired on Friday, May 17th.

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.

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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
3:14 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

"The Importance of Democracy Promotion as a Pillar of U.S. Foreign Policy"

Aired on Tuesday, March 19th.

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.

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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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