2020

Human Rights Naming and Shaming - The Roundtable Perspective 316 w/Guest Rochelle Terman

Rochelle Terman, Ph.D., Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss human rights and how to make them more effective in the social media age.

2019

Students as Human Capital - The Roundtable Perspective 301 w/Guest Tin-Chun Lin

Tin-Chun Lin, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at Indiana University Northwest, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss how economists view students as human capital in their socioeconomic models and how those statistics may be altered by outside factors not figured into their analyses.

Police Violence - The Roundtable Perspective 307
w/Guest Andrew McCall

Andrew McCall, Ph.D., the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Chicago, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss the changing culture of police departments and how it can impact police violence and outreach.

Secret Wars - The Roundtable Perspective 309
w/Guest Austin Carson

Austin Carson, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss his book, “Secret Wars: Covert Conflict in International Politics”, and how governments often participate in battles without the knowledge of the public.

Crisis in Venezuela - The Roundtable Perspective 216
w/Guest Lee Artz

Lee Artz, Ph.D., Professor of Media Studies at Purdue University Northwest, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss how the media’s framing of the presidential crisis in Venezuela. Lee Artz has wrote extensively on this topic and visited Venezuela to study their media presence.

Cowboy in Caracas - The Roundtable Perspective 223
w/Guest Charlie Hardy
Anti-Semitism in the Modern Era - The Roundtable Perspective 228 w/Guest Richard S. Levy

Charles Hardy, former priest and author of the book, “Cowboy in Caracas", joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss his experiences in Venezuela and the current political climate in the country as a result of the presidential crisis and US influence.

Richard S. Levy, Ph.D., Professor of History at University of Illinois at Chicago, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the history of anti-Semitism and development in the age of the internet.

2018

Women Drug Traffickers - The Roundtable Perspective 203 w/Guest Elaine Carey

Dr. Elaine Carey joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss her book, “Women Drug Traffickers: Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime” and the history of women in the drug trade. Dr. Carey examines the intricacies of how women have impacted the Mexican drug cartels and how that has played a part in the United States war on drugs.

Protest Poetry and Political Revolution - The Roundtable Perspective 204 w/Guest Kenneth Kincaid

Kenneth Kincaid, Ph.D. joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss popular culture, protest poetry, and political revolution in Nicaragua and other parts of Latin America. Kincaid has studied the correlation between protest poetry and political revolutions in Latin American countries for many years.

History of Feminism - The Roundtable Perspective 205
w/Guest Linda Zerilli
The Controversial History of Puerto Rico - The Roundtable Perspective 207 w/Guest Margaret Power

Linda Marie-Gelsomina Zerilli, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss the history of feminism and the challenges of objective truth in a post-Donald Trump world. The role of women in 2016 Presidential election and beyond is examined in this episode of The Roundtable Perspective.

Margaret Power, Ph.D., Professor of History at Illinois Institute of Technology, joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss Puerto Rico’s statehood movement in the current political climate and the history of separatist activity in this United States territory.

Politics and Power in Latin America - The Roundtable Perspective 211 w/Guest Steve Ellner

Steve Ellner, Ph.D., Professor of History, joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss politics and power in Latin America and the potential for citizen participation. Steve Ellner has taught economic history and political science at the Universidad de Oriente in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela.

The Roundtable Perspective 116-Alexandra Filindra
 

Alexandra Filindra, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois Chicago joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D., to discuss immigrant social policy in the United States, the state of DACA (deferred action for childhood arrivals) and the changing US policies for the "Dreamers." Dr. Filindra has received various grants and awards for her research and writing on immigration legislation in the US.

Zinnophobia - The Roundtable Perspective 202
w/Guest David Detmer

Dr. Elaine Carey joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss her book, “Women Drug Traffickers: Mules, Bosses, and Organized Crime” and the history of women in the drug trade. Dr. Carey examines the intricacies of how women have impacted the Mexican drug cartels and how that has played a part in the United States war on drugs.

America and the Politics of Insecurity 119- The Roundtable Perspective with guest Dr. Andrew Rojecki

Dr. Andrew Rojecki, Associate Professor from the University of Illinois at Chicago joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss Dr. Rojecki’s newest book, “America and the Politics of Insecurity,” and the effect of events like 9/11, the recent recession and school shootings on the American psyche.

Inconvenient Truths of US Foreign Policy - The Roundtable Perspective 123

Daniel Kovalik, Senior Associate General Counsel of the United Steelworkers and Professor of Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss how labor laws and tariffs have an impact on human rights as well as other inconvenient truths of US foreign policy.

2017

The Roundtable Perspective 114 - Shayna Silverstein

Shayna Silverstein, Ph.D., an assistant professor at Northwestern University joins host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D. to discuss Ethnomusicology and the politics and aesthetics of music in the Middle East, particularly as it relates to the conflict in Syria. Dr. Silverstein has dedicated her life to the study of music and its relationship to culture, she received her bachelors at Yale University and her Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at the University of Chicago.

The Roundtable Perspective 109 - James Pula

James Pula, Ph.D., Professor of History and Philosophy at Purdue University Northwest joins host Lee Artz, Ph.D. to discuss immigration through a historical context. Dr. Pula points to the changing opinions of the American populace of immigrants throughout the history of the country and how that dynamic has shifted in modern society.

Black Lives Matter | Calumet Roundtable - 304
Aging Presidents | Calumet Roundtable - 306

Can common ground be found between Black Lives Matter activists and the police departments across the nation? Dr. Lee Artz, Ph.D., tries to get to the heart of the issue as he discusses with Ja'Mal Green, an activist and CEO of the Majostee Allstars, and Glen Brooks, interior coordinator of the Chicago Police Department.

The new President is 70 years old. Does that have an effect on his performance? How have Presidents historically dealt with age and the ailments that come with it? In this episode of the Calumet Roundtable, Dr. Ralph Cherry, Associate Professor of Sociology uses his experience in Gerontology to explain how being 70 years old and the President means something different than it did in the past. Host Thomas J. Roach, Ph.D, asks Cherry how much of a factor age can be in such a stressful position.

Presidential Election Aftermath | The Calumet Roundtable - 303

Donald Trump is the President... How did all the pundits, including Dr. Dan Dunn get it so wrong? In this episode of the Calumet Roundtable, host Tom Roach and his guest Dr. Dan Dunn discuss the aftermath of the 2016 Presidential Election.

2016

 
Code Pink's Madea Benjamin | The Calumet Roundtable - 300

“The Calumet Roundtable,” as our guest Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink, and our host Dr. Lee Artz, Professor of Communications and Media Studies at Purdue University Northwest discuss the launch of Code Pink which was established after the 9/11 in 2002. The Code Pink is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and support peace and militarism as well. They discuss Saudi Arabia bombing in Country of Yemen, and why the U.S. has responsibility for this terrific attack.

 
Trump's Recent Gaffes and the State of the Presidential Election | The Calumet Roundtable - 299

In this episode of “The Calumet Roundtable,” host Dr. Tom Roach, interviews guest Dr. Dan Dunn, Professor of Communication at Purdue University Northwest, specializing in political rhetoric. Dr. Dunn discuss the release of the Billy Bush tape. The conversation continues by discussing how Trump handled the issue which made more publicity. Dr. Dan ties Trump’s behavior into 1960 presidential election debate with Kennedy and Nixon. They compare differences in their behavior. The events leading up to the election are a focal point throughout the interview, as well as, predictions of the winner.

 
Crisis in Syria with Joe Jamison | The Calumet Roundtable - 297

In this episode of “The Calumet Roundtable,” host Dr. Lee Artz, interviews Joe Jamison, member of the US Peace Council. They discuss his experience in Syria as it relates to the conflict in Syria. They continue the conversation by discussing the role of the United States and the humanitarian effort, as well as stabilizing the region. Joe Jamison highlights his past experiences in Syria and how the United States plays a role in the situation. Dr. Lee Artz digs deeper into the background of Syria and Jamison’s experience in the region.

 
Presidential Election 2016 | The Calumet Roundtable - 294

In this episode of “The Calumet Roundtable,” host Dr. Tom Roach, interviews guest Dr. Dan Dunn, Professor of Communication at Purdue University Northwest. Specializing in political rhetoric, Dr. Dunn predicts the 2016 Presidential Election between Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Candidate Donald Trump. Trump's chances don't look good according to many polls, but he has a certain element that continues to support him.

 
The Electoral Process w/ Dr. Dick Simpson | The Calumet Roundtable - 293

In this episode of “The Calumet Roundtable,” host Dr. Lee Artz, interviews Dr. Dick Simpson, Department Head of Political Science at the University of Illinois-Chicago. They discuss the assessments of what elections mean and the state of the electoral process. In addition, they also discuss what the electoral process looks like from an inside political perspective, and how to conquer the election process today versus 50 years ago.

 
Green Capitalism w/ Jerry Harris | The Calumet Roundtable - 288

Jerry Harris, National Secretary of the Global Studies Association, analyze the issues of the environmental problems such as global warming and the decrease of natural resources. The main issue that is discussed within the episode is the economic market and how the market could be fixed more beneficially to aid the world environmentally.

 
Telenovelas in Brazil and Latin America | The Calumet Roundtable - 287

Guest Samantha Joyce, Professor of Mass Communication at Indiana University South Bend, brings up the topic and issue of gender and equality issues in Brazil and Latin America. Joyce talks about the many problems that citizens of Brazil and Latin America live with every day and the troubles they live with. One of the points brought up is the Telenovelas, a series of serious television shows that show real-life events that occur for everyday people of Brazil and Latin America.

 
Trust in Law Enforcement | The Calumet Roundtable - 283

This week’s discussion with Howard Cohen, professor of philosophy and chancellor emeritus of Purdue University Calumet, centers on the moral dimension of police work. Cohen co-wrote a book titled “Power & Restraint: The Moral Dimension of Police Work” (Praeger, 1991) with Michael Feldberg in which they discuss the responsibilities police have in accepting the authority to govern society. Host Tom Roach, asks Cohen to explain the system of ethical standards discussed in his book: fair access, public trust, safety and security, teamwork, and objectivity. Roach compares police work the public sees in movies to real-life police work, asking if the public really trusts the police. ​

2015

 
Preview of the 2016 Presidential Election | The Calumet Roundtable - 278

Don’t miss this week’s episode of “The Calumet Roundtable,” in which guest Dan Dunn and host Tom Roach discuss the candidates of the upcoming presidential election. Dunn discusses the outcome of the presidential debates and how media coverage of the candidates affects their campaigns. He compares historical presidential elections to the current situation. Dunn and Roach also discuss Donald Trump’s extensive media coverage, and Dunn gives his prediction for the 2016 presidential election. You’ll have to watch to find out who he picks!

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