RSVP for Great Decisions 2016: Discussing global issues with Webster faculty

Feb. 23, 2016

Register for Great Decisions 2016: Discussing global events with Webster faculty
The $25 Great Decisions Briefing Book features impartial, thought-provoking analyses on the eight topics selected for this year’s series.

It's time to register for Great Decisions 2016, the ever-popular series of current events presentations and discussions led by Webster University faculty and sponsored by the Webster University Alumni Association.

Because inclement weather disrupted the program several times last year, the schedule this year has been moved to eight consecutive Monday evenings in March and April instead of February and March. 

Each talk is from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. in the University Center Sunnen Lounge, 175 Edgar Rd. on Webster University's home campus in Webster Groves.

Topics in 2016

The Great Decisions series provides a revealing look at eight of the most significant and far-reaching challenges facing the world today. Topics this year include:

  • March 7   -  Cuba and US by Dan  Hellinger, Professor of History, Politics and International Relations
  • March 14 - Future of Kurdistan by Taminah Entessar, Retired International Relations Lecturer
  • March 21 -  Rise of ISIS by Pinar Alakoc, Assistant Professor of History, Politics and International Relations
  • March 28 - The Koreas by Barbara Hufker, Adjunct International Relations Professor
  • April 4   -  Middle East Alliances by Kyle Haynes, Assistant Professor of History, Politics and International Relations 
  • April 11 -  Migration by Lindsey Kingston, Assistant Professor of History, Politics and International Relations, Director of Institute for Human Rights
  • April 18 -  Climate Change by Jeff Depew, Instructor, Department of Biological Sciences
  • April  25 - The United Nations by Pete McEwen, alumnus, MA in International Relations 

RSVP: Space Limited

Join us for this popular lifelong learning opportunity on campus, and take advantage of the opportunity to meet and connect with some of Webster’s current faculty members as well as other Webster alumni.

Reservations are requested by Feb. 26, 2016. Space is limited, so please make your reservation today. You can register online, by calling the Webster University Alumni Association at 314.968.7148 or by email to racheljohnes25@webster.edu.

About The Great Decisions Program

The Great Decisions Discussion Program is the Foreign Policy Association’s public education initiative to create more informed and engaged citizens by bringing people together to discuss U.S. foreign policy and global affairs issues. The Webster University Alumni Association is one of many Great Decisions groups throughout the country. Founded in 1918, the Foreign Policy Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring the American public to learn more about the world.

The $25 Great Decisions 2016 Briefing Book, which is required for participation in the series, features impartial, thought-provoking analyses on the eight topics selected for this year’s series. Each article is written by carefully selected experts, and offers questions and tools for discussion, as well as policy options for U.S. officials. The books may be ordered online through the Foreign Policy Association by clicking this link: http://www.fpa.org/great_decisions/?act=gd_materials

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