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Tulsa Global Alliance, Partnering with TU and Others, Presents “Diplomacy Begins Here” at Gilcrease

Aired on Thursday, March 31st.

On this installment of StudioTulsa, we learn about a "Diplomacy Begins Here" summit happening today, Thursday the 31st, at the Gilcrease Museum. This event is presented by Tulsa Global Alliance and Global Ties Arkansas in partnership with The University of Tulsa, Global Ties U.S., and the U.S. Department of State. Our guest is Jennifer Clinton, president of Global Ties U.S., which was formerly known as the National Council for International Visitors. Clinton, who's in Tulsa in order to participate in this summit, speaks with us in detail about how crucial person-to-person relationships are in citizen diplomacy, at all levels and among all age groups. International relationships -- from student-exchange programs to global trade agreements to government-to-government negotiations -- are, after all, much like the most common of business dealings, as Clinton points out. That is, they always begin with -- and are essentially based on -- people making a positive impression on other people. (You can visit this link to learn more about today's summit at Gilcrease.)

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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