coming activities

 

june 21
oklahoma: a future at risk
A group of more than a dozen distinguished senior Oklahoma statesman are being assembled to discuss current directions in Oklahoma government and the significance of these directions for our state’s future.

12:00pm, The Faculty House, 601 NE 14th Street, Oklahoma City. Limited seating will be available for observers. For more information, contact the Center Director, Rodger Randle, by email at randle@ou.edu.

july (date tba)
the view from across the rio bravo
Following the Center Director’s visit to northern Mexico in April to lecture on Mexican American relations, he will provide a report on the perspectives he finds among Mexican academics and grassroots political leaders on the growing tensions between our two countries.
Location, date, and time to be announced.

september 18
constitution day
The Center will agin take the lead for Constitution Day activities in 2017 at OU-Tulsa. In addition to a luncheon talk about "America in the Time of the Constitution" by Center Director Rodger Randle, the Center has prepared a webpage with self-study options to learn more about the Constitution. (Click here for the Center's Constitution Day website.)

Lunch will begin at noon on Monday, September 18, Room 1J10 in the OU-Tulsa Main Academic Building. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Denise at 918-660-3494, or by email to dldavis@ou.edu.

september 19
the meeting of the mayors
Tulsa Mayor GT Bynum and Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett will will be the Center's guests for a joint program. Mayor Cornett is one of the longest serving mayors in the USA and GT Bynum is one of America's most junior mayors. The even will be an opportunity for Mayor Cornett to pass on wisdom gained from his years of service in OKC, and both mayors will discuss the outlook for Oklahoma's future.

Lunch will begin at noon on Monday, September 19, in Founders Hall in the Leaning Center at OU-Tulsa A light buffet lunch will be available for $5. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Denise at 918-660-3494, or by email to dldavis@ou.edu.

november 17
ou provost kyle harper
Dr. Kyle Harper was named Provost of the University of Oklahoma campus in Norman in 2015. A faculty member in OU’s Department of Classics and Letters, Harper also serves as director of OU’s Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage. (Details of the Provost's presentation topic will be announced at a later time).

This will be a luncheon talk that will begin at 12:00pm in Founders Hall in the Learning Center on the OU-Tulsa campus. A light buffet lunch will be available for $5, and the buffet line will open a little after 11:30am. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Denise at 918-660-3494,
or by email to dldavis@ou.edu.

october 7
the united nations and the usa
Center Director Rodger Randle will provide an analysis of the role of the USA in the United Nations under the policies of the Trump Administration.

This will be a morning meeting of the Alpha Kapa Alpha Sorority. The meeting will begin at 10am and will be held at Rudisill Regional Library, 1520 North Hartford, Tulsa. This is a meeting of a private organization, but information about the possibility may be obtained by calling Denise at 918-660-3494, or by email to dldavis@ou.edu.

24 de octubre

la cultura americana
vs. la cultura europea

Como parte del seminario “Camino de Santiago y Europa” patrocinado por la red internacional Grupo Compostela, la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, y la Cátedra del Camino, que se realizará los días 23, 24, y 25 de octubre en Santiago de Compostela en España, el Director de Centro, Prof. Rodger Randle, presentará una conferencia sobre las origines y los significados de las diferencias entre las culturas de Europa y los EEUUA. (The Center Director will speak on differences between European and American cultures.)

Este seminario va ser realizado en la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela en la ciudad del mismo nombre en Galicia (Galiza), España. Para más información, contacte al Prof. Randle.

november 22

"i heard the shots that killed jfk"

In observanced of the54th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Center has invited Oklahoman Joseph Carter to Tulsa to recount the extraordinary events of that day. Joe was a UPI reporter traveling in the motorcade and was an eyewitness to all the developments. His book,"I Heard JFK's Death Shots", is available at Amazon and Kindle.

12:00pm in the Faculty Lounge in the Main Academic Building at OU-Tulsa at 41st and Yale. Reservations required, but the is no cost for attending. A light buffer lunch will be available for $5. Reservations may be made by calling Denise at 918-660-3494, or by email to dldavis@ou.edu.



recent past events

june 20
the future of journalism
Over the last decade and more, journalism has been undergoing dramatic transformations. Where are these changes taking us? ...and what does all this mean for American democracy? Confirmed participants on the panel include Ed Kelley, Dean of OU's Gaylord College of Journalism, and Susan Ellerbach, Executive Editor of the Tulsa World newspaper.

This will be a luncheon talk that will begin at 12:00pm in Founders Hall in the Learning Center on the OU-Tulsa campus. A light buffet lunch will be available for $5, and the buffet line will open a little after 11:30am. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Denise at 918-660-3494,
or by email to dldavis@ou.edu.

june 9queen
celebration of
the queen's official birthday

The Center for Studies and Democracy and Culture hosts the Honorary British Consulate in Oklahoma. The Queen’s Official Birthday is the national day for the United Kingdom and was celebrated in Tulsa with a reception and performance of British songs by noted Tulsa singer Lindsey McKee, a native of England.

may 11
my love affair
with the english language

Tulsa's beloved Connie Cronley presented a talk on writing and writers and the English language. For many years, Connie has been one of our city’s most noted personalities and her presentations are always received enthusiastically.

april 28
america and russia,
trump and putin
Tulsa is fortunate to be the home of one of America's premier experts on Russia. Dr. Robert Donaldson, former President of the University of Tulsa, holds a PhD from Harvard where he specialized in Russian studies. His talk surveyed US-Russian relations, as well as analyzing the personal relationship between Trump and Putin.

17 y 18 de abril
américa y méxico
en la época de trump

Prof. Rodger Randle, Director del Centro, con estudiantes del Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey en Nuevo León y dio una conferencia abierta al publico en el Colegio de Tamaulipas en la Ciudad Victoria sobre el futuro de relaciones entre los dos países vecinos: ¿Lo que significará la política de Trump hacia México de verdad?
(en español, sin traducción al inglés)

april 4
the outlook for afghanistan
The Hon. Hamudullah Mohib, Ambassador to the United States from Afghanistan, was the Center’s guest for a luncheon talk that was attended by over 200 guests on the OU-Tulsa campus. The ambassador discussed the current situation in Afghanistan and the outlook for future peace and stability. A dinner was organized by the Center for the following day in Norman for OU faculty and dignitaries.

march 30
great decisions
The "Great Decisions" group that meets at St. John's Episcopal Church welcomed Center Director Rodger Randle for a presentation on the current political situation in South America, as well as relations between Latin America and the United States

february 20
report from brazil
Floriano Filho, journalist with Radio Senado in Brasília, Brazil, was the Center’s guest on February 20 for a talk on current political and economic developments in Latin America's largest country. A luncheon event was held at OU-Tulsa.

february 14
report from scotland
The Rt. Hon. Henry McLeish, former member of the British Parliament and former member and First Minister in the Scottish Parliament, was a guest of the Center on February 14. His talk discussed Brexit, Scottish independence, and developments in British American relations since Trump assumed the US presidency.

 

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