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Speaker: Ricardo Navarro, JP Morgan Chase Bank

Air Date: April 12, 2016

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, held unprecedented peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc, and the Colombian government in Havana, Cuba, on March 21, 2016. The Colombian leftist rebel group is on Washington’s list of international terrorist organizations, but the focus is on engaging in peace talks with the Colombian government, to end the South American country’s half-century of war.

Speaker: Antoinette Tessmer, Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University

Air Date: April 12, 2016

The European Union has been headquartered (European Parliament) in Brussels, Belgium, since 1985 (and formally since 1992). For EU related and presumably many other reasons, terrorist factions have created an infrastructure in Brussels; which is causing clashes with the natives of the city and country.

Speaker: Charles Hill, Foster School Of Business at the University of Washington

Air Date: April 12, 2016

Repeat guest and UK native, Charles W. L. Hill, talks with theglobalEDGE Business Beat Host, Tomas Hult, about the upcoming June 23, 2016 referendum in the United Kingdom about UK staying or leaving the European Union.

Speaker: Ayalla Ruvio, Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University

Air Date: April 12, 2016

Hosted by Tomas Hult, this interview segment of the globalEDGE Business Beat focuses on the current relationship between Israel and the U.S.; an important relationship and spoke to the topic of the general election year in the U.S. for this interview from April 2016. Some would even say that these are turbulent times for the relationship, perhaps in part because of the lack of chemistry between the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and the U.S. President, Barack Obama.

Speaker: Ernie Betts, Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University

Air Date: April 12, 2016

When President Obama visited Cuba with his wife, two children, mother-in-law, and a large group of Congressional members and dignitaries on March 20-22, 2016, it was the first time in more than 90 years that a sitting U.S. president visited Cuba.

Speaker: Russel Lucas, Michigan State University

Air Date: April 12, 2016

Turkey is bordered by eight countries: Syria and Iraq to the south; Iran, Armenia, and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan to the east; Georgia to the northeast; Bulgaria to the northwest; and Greece to the west. Just reading the set of eight countries bordering Turkey brings a Middle East focus to the storyline and, currently, a large Syrian refugee flow into the country (and, in many cases, onward to European countries).