European Union http://kgou.org en World Views: May 30, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-may-30-2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Suzette </span>Grillot<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with Italian citizen and lawyer </span>Katia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Girotto<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about the outcome of European parliamentary elections, and how Italians feel about the elections' impact on the future of EU politics and economics.</span></p><p>Rebecca Cruise and Joshua Landis discuss television and social media in Lebanon with <a href="http://www.balamand.edu.lb/main/Pages/default.aspx">University of&nbsp;Balamand</a>&nbsp;journalism department head Ramez Maluf. He says Beirut's position as a major entertainment production hub is controversial among conservatives and Arab intellectuals.</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Rebecca Cruise, Joshua Landis & Brian Hardzinski 30355 at http://kgou.org World Views: May 30, 2014 World Views: May 23, 2014 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-may-23-2014 <p></p><p>University of Oklahoma Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students <a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/studentaffairs/contact-us/clarke-stroud.html">Clarke Stroud</a> joins Suzette Grillot again on their European tour to discuss the concept of “euroskepticism” and the European Union's parliamentary elections.</p><p>Later, a conversation with UCLA historian <a href="http://www.history.ucla.edu/people/faculty/faculty-1/faculty-1?lid=5192">Nile Green</a> about putting Islam into the context of global history.&nbsp;<span style="font-family: Cambria, serif; font-size: 14pt; line-height: 1.5;">He says the same religious fragmentation that causes sectarian violence in the Middle East leads to religious misunderstanding in the West.</span></p><p> Fri, 23 May 2014 15:50:23 +0000 Suzette Grillot & Brian Hardzinski 29893 at http://kgou.org World Views: May 23, 2014 World Views: December 6, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-december-6-2013 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise discuss China 's move to grab airspace over the East China Sea, and ongoing protests in Ukraine over a jailed political leader, and a scuttled trade pact with the European Union.</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Dallas Morning News</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mexico Bureau Chief <a href="http://alfredocorchado.com/">Alfredo </a></span><a href="http://alfredocorchado.com/">Corchado</a> joins Grillot&nbsp;to talk about his 20-year career<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. His memoir <a href="http://alfredocorchado.com/midnight-in-mexico-a-reporters-journey/"><em>Midnight in Mexico&nbsp;</em></a>chronicles his coverage of the country’s war against the drug cartels.</span></p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 18628 at http://kgou.org World Views: December 6, 2013 Ukraine Protests Continue, Resolution Elusive http://kgou.org/post/ukraine-protests-continue-resolution-elusive <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thousands of people have gathered in Kiev's Independence Square over the past two weeks, where Orthodox priests chanted prayers at dawn and demonstrators are vowing to keep up their protests.</span></p><p>The government is showing no signs of yielding, suggesting that the tensions that have gripped the country for two weeks are far from a resolution.</p><p><a href="http://www.ou.edu/content/cis/ias/faculty/rebecca-cruise.html">Rebecca Cruise</a>, the Assistant Dean of the College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma, says the protests are about two things: The jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, and the president’s decision not to sign agreements with the European Union that would bring them closer to Europe, both economically and politically.</p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:30:00 +0000 Associated Press & Brian Hardzinski 18627 at http://kgou.org Ukraine Protests Continue, Resolution Elusive World Views: November 8, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-november-8-2013 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Earlier this week anti-American protests in Iran marked 34 years since the storming of the Embassy in Tehran, and the start of the 18-month hostage crisis. Suzette </span>Grillot<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks about the anniversary with Joshua Landis, who also provides a brief update on Saudi Arabia's frustration with the U.S. over Syria.</span></p><p>Later, a conversation with Boston University modern European historian <a href="http://www.bu.edu/history/faculty/jonathan-r-zatlin/">Jonathan Zatlin</a>. He says parts of Europe's debt crisis can be explained by religious tension between the Protestant North and the Catholic South.</p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Joshua Landis 16757 at http://kgou.org World Views: November 8, 2013 Economic Lessons Europe Learned (Or Didn’t Learn) During The 20th Century http://kgou.org/post/economic-lessons-europe-learned-or-didn-t-learn-during-20th-century <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Allied powers divided war-torn Germany into four zones of occupation after World War II, with three of those zones uniting in 1949 to form what became known as West Germany. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Soviet Union controlled the fourth zone, and East Germany remained within the Eastern Bloc’s sphere of influence for the next four decades.</span></p><p>Boston University modern European historian <a href="http://www.bu.edu/history/faculty/jonathan-r-zatlin/">Jonathan Zatlin</a> says the divided nation served as a tripwire for all the tensions of the Cold War, and that Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin worried a united Germany posed a security risk.</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 18:14:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Suzette Grillot & Matt Addison 16592 at http://kgou.org Economic Lessons Europe Learned (Or Didn’t Learn) During The 20th Century World Views: October 25, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-october-25-2013 <p></p><p>Rebecca Cruise and Suzette Grillot discuss record levels of smog&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">that are forcing the closure of schools and businesses in Northeast China, and heavy-handed tactics by Russia toward its former Soviet neighbors.</span></p><p>University of Oklahoma historian <a href="http://cas.ou.edu/kyle-harper">Kyle Harper</a> joins the program to talk about how smallpox and the bubonic plague contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire. His latest project focuses on t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he effects of disease and climate change on the history of civilization.</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski, Suzette Grillot & Rebecca Cruise 15963 at http://kgou.org World Views: October 25, 2013 European Union Warns Russia Over Ukraine, Moldova Pressure http://kgou.org/post/european-union-warns-russia-over-ukraine-moldova-pressure <p></p><p>European Union trade ministers are warning&nbsp;Russia&nbsp;to stop pressuring neighborhood countries that seek closer ties with the EU.</p><p><a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/administration/Grillot_Home_Page.html">Suzette Grillot</a>, the Dean of the University of Oklahoma’s College of International Studies, says since the end of the Cold War, countries that once served as Russia’s “buffer zone” increasingly look to the West.</p><p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:59:00 +0000 Associated Press & Brian Hardzinski 15961 at http://kgou.org European Union Warns Russia Over Ukraine, Moldova Pressure WEB EXCLUSIVE: NSA Surveillance Strains U.S. Relations With The European Union http://kgou.org/post/web-exclusive-nsa-surveillance-strains-us-relations-european-union <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Internet users worried about their personal information being intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies should stop using websites that send data to the United States, Germany's top security official said Wednesday.</span></p><p>German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich also said German officials are in touch with their U.S. counterparts "on all levels" and a delegation is scheduled to fly to Washington next week to discuss the claims that ordinary citizens — and even European diplomats — were being spied upon by the NSA.</p><p><a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/cis/administration/Grillot_Home_Page.html">Suzette Grillot</a>, the Dean of the University of Oklahoma's College of International Studies, says what Snowden has revealed goes beyond normal intelligence gathering and turned into a major international incident.</p><p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 12:21:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 8961 at http://kgou.org WEB EXCLUSIVE: NSA Surveillance Strains U.S. Relations With The European Union World Views: May 31, 2013 http://kgou.org/post/world-views-may-31-2013 <p></p><p>Suzette Grillot reports from Antalya, Turkey, where she speaks with Middle East expert Joshua Landis about Turkey’s booming economy and domestic anxieties.</p><p><a href="http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/press-release/appointment-of-new-surveyor-of-the-queens-pictures-the-royal-collection" style="line-height: 1.5;">Desmond Shawe-Taylor</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/dam/fjjma/ShawTaylorAndCocks/Anna%20Somers%20Cocks-w.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">Anna Somers Cocks</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> join the program to discuss art appreciation in the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">21</span><sup>st</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century. Shawe-Taylor is the Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures, overseeing nearly 7,000 oil paintings and 3,000 miniatures from the </span><a href="http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/" style="line-height: 1.5;">British Royal Collection</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span><a href="https://www.ou.edu/content/dam/fjjma/ShawTaylorAndCocks/Anna%20Somers%20Cocks-w.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">Somers Cocks</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the founding editor and CEO of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.theartnewspaper.com/">The Art Newspaper</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Suzette Grillot, Joshua Landis, Brian Hardzinski & Hallie Arias 6999 at http://kgou.org World Views: May 31, 2013