THINK GLOBAL: Global implications of the U.S. Presidential Election

Sept. 27, Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom
Reception at 5:30 p.m., panel discussion at 6 p.m.

FREE, open to the public

KERA’s Krys Boyd will moderate a discussion with top scholars, journalists, and policy makers on global affairs. With the first presidential debate scheduled for the prior evening, this Think Global event promises to be lively and thought-provoking.


krysboydKrys Boyd, moderator
Host and managing editor of Think, KERA

Boyd began her career along the U.S.-Mexico border, working simultaneously at radio and television stations as a reporter, anchor and news director. A graduate of TCU, Boyd returned to North Texas in 1999 to serve as news director for, and later senior producer of Broadcast News at Yahoo. Boyd joined KERA in 2001. Read more.


Bob-Schieffer-2012-WebBob Schieffer, panelist via Skype
Political Contributor, CBS News

Bob Schieffer’s illustrious career spans 46 years with CBS News, including 24 years as anchor of Face the Nation. He currently serves as a political contributor for CBS News through the 2017 Presidential Inauguration, and is the Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center. Schieffer has interviewed every president since Richard Nixon and has moderated multiple presidential debates. He is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including eight Emmys, the Edward R. Murrow Award and the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence. TCU’s Bob Schieffer College of Communication is named in honor of his service and dedication to communication and TCU.


Carrie CurrierCarrie Currier, panelist
Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Asian Studies, TCU

Carrie Liu Currier (M.A., Ph.D. University of Arizona; B.A. University of Michigan) is an associate professor of Political Science and the director of Asian Studies at Texas Christian University. She is also the director of the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) in North Texas, an initiative funded by the Freeman Foundation to facilitate teaching and learning about East Asia in elementary and secondary schools nationwide. Her research focuses on Asian politics, international relations and global political economy with publications in the following areas: 1) economic reform in China, to understand how developing countries are adapting to the demands of globalization; 2) China’s Foreign Policy with the Middle East, examining both arms transfers and the pursuit of energy; 3) China’s energy policy and pursuit of resources; 4) China’s one-child policy and its social implications; and 5) the politics of entrepreneurship in Taiwan and China. Currier has conducted survey research in both China and Taiwan, examining labor market reforms as well as analyzing the role the state has played in fostering entrepreneurship. Her publications include: a co-edited book (with Manochehr Dorraj) China’s Energy Relations with the Developing World, several book chapters and articles in the following journals: American Journal of Chinese Studies, Asian Journal of Women’s Studies, China Public Affairs Quarterly, Journal of Chinese Political Science, Journal of Women Politics and Policy, and Middle East Policy.


Dmitry DubrovskyDmitry Dubrovsky, panelist
Associate Research Scholar and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, N.Y. and former Reagan-Fascell Fellow, National Endowment for Democracy

Dmitry Dubrovsky (Ph.D., History, Russian Academy of Science; MA, Ethnology, European University in St. Petersburg) is currently an associate research scholar at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University. Dubrovskiy has expertise in the history of human rights and civil society in USSR and Russia, academic rights and freedoms, and hate speech and hate crime. His publications include scholarship on human rights, hate speech, civil society and freedom of information access in Russia.

The THINK GLOBAL series is co-presented by Discovering Global Citizenship and the Bob Schieffer College of Communication, and offers ongoing opportunities to connect TCU with local and global leaders around urgent global topics. This is the third panel discussion. The previous panel discussions focused on sex trafficking and the Syrian refugee crisis.