Category Archives: International Relations

  1. Jazz & the State

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    March 8, 2014 by Jackie Modeste

    Mark S. Weiner was our guest on the March 7, 2014, episode of Trading Fours with Drs. Modeste & Wes. …
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  2. The Gorilla & the Deep Blue (Ocean) Sea

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    July 23, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

    This is a tumultuous time in the US. The Sanford, Florida, trial that let a murderer walk free reinforced various …
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  3. Killing our Competitive Edge

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    July 14, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

    The outrage over the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin is a reminder of the continued …
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  4. Skills Shortage on the Global Stage

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    February 6, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

    In one of my favorite Foreign Affairs articles, Secretary of State (former) Hilary Rodham Clinton sounds very much like the …
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  5. Morning Riffs: Apple & MOOCs

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    January 24, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

    Duke Ellington, “It Don’t Mean a Thing” (1943) “A blues riff is a brief musical phrase that is repeated, sometimes …
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  6. Call-and-Response: the US, Qatar & Current TV

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    January 7, 2013 by Jackie Modeste

    In a move that exemplifies his ability to identify and form strategic partnerships – not to mention his business acumen …
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  7. Train Whistle Diplomacy: Blues-Based Jazz & National Identity

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    October 1, 2012 by Jackie Modeste

    Train Whistle Diplomacy: Blues-Based Jazz and National Identity (47 – 67) Blues and swing, 48 – 51 Blues-Based jazz, 51 – …
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