RSVP for Great Decisions 2017: Discussing global issues with Webster faculty

Feb. 13, 2017

Register for Great Decisions 2017: 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.

Alumni, students and members of the Webster Community
are invited to Great Decisions 2017, the ever-popular series of current events presentations and discussions led by Webster University faculty and sponsored by the Webster University Alumni Association.

The schedule this year will run eight consecutive Monday evenings, March 6 through April 24.

Each talk is from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the East Academic Building, rooms 253/262. Space is limited, so registration is required. Reservations are requested by March 3.

Topics in 2017

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 6 - Latin America’s Political Pendulum, by Dan Hellinger, professor of International Relations
  • March 13 - Conflict in the South China Sea, by Robert Barnidge, visiting assistant professor of History, Politics and International Relations
  • March 20 - U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum, by Roy Overmann, adjunct professor of History, Politics and International Relations
  • March 27 - Nuclear Security, by Kelly-Kate Pease, professor of International Relations
  • April 3 - Trade and Politics, by Allan MacNeill, professor of Economics
  • April 10 - Prospects of Afghanistan and Pakistan, by Shazia Ahmad, adjunct professor of History, Politics and International Relations
  • April 17 - The Future of Europe, by Warren Rosenblum, professor of History
  • April 24 - Saudi Arabia in Transition, by Tahmineh Entessar, retired International Relations lecturer

RSVP by March 3, Order Book

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.

Space is limited, so registration is required by March 3. You can register online, by calling the Webster University Alumni Association at 314-968-7148, or by contacting Corinne Hilbert at 314-246-5961 or CorinneHilbert@webster.edu.

All presentations will also be available as a LIVE Webinar. When registering, select that you will be attending online to receive the Webinar link one week prior to the presentation.

The $25 Great Decisions 2017 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 book may be ordered online through the Foreign Policy Association.

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.

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