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Global Dialogue | Geopolitics of Central Asia
Professor John Miglietta who teaches international politics at Tennessee State University recently completed a year in Tajikistan as a Fulbright Scholar. In this Global Dialogue he will discuss the geography of the region, the politics and government of the region and how these countries emerged from the Soviet Union. He will conclude by discussing the roles of China, Russia, and the US. Distinguished historian Professor Thomas Schwartz will moderate the conversation.

Understanding developments in Central Asia is key to understanding developments in Russia and China and American interests in the region.

Oct 13, 2022 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Professor John Miglietta
Professor of Political Science @Tennessee State University
John Miglietta is a political scientist who focuses on the study of American foreign policy in the Middle East with an emphasis on international security issues. He is the author of American Alliance Policy in the Middle East, 1945-1992 (Rowman and Littlefield, 2002). This is a study of the dynamics of U.S. alliances in the region focusing on Iran, Israel, and Saudi Arabia. Dr. Miglietta also has research interests in studying American foreign policy in Central Asia, as well as weapons proliferation.
Professor Thomas Schwartz
Distinguished Professor of History @Vanderbilt University
Thomas Alan Schwartz is a historian of the foreign relations of the United States, with related interests in American politics, the history of international relations, Modern European history, and biography. His most recent book is Henry Kissinger and American Power: A Political Biography (Hill and Wang, 2020). The book has received considerable notice and acclaim. Harvard’s University’s Charles Maier has written: “Thomas Schwartz’s superbly researched political biography reveals the brilliance, self-serving ego, and vulnerability of America’s most remarkable diplomat in the twentieth century, even as it provides a history of U.S. engagement in global politics as it moved beyond bipolarity.” Earlier in his career, Schwartz was the author of America’s Germany: John J. McCloy and the Federal Republic of Germany (Harvard, 1991), which was translated into German, Die Atlantik Brücke (Ullstein, 1992).