Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Great Decisions 2010 - Foreign Policy Series given by local area experts

For over 50 years, ‘Great Decisions’, sponsored by the non-partisan Foreign Policy Association, has sponsored local groups to increase citizens’ understanding of world affairs. By bringing important issues to the town meeting level, participants can develop an informed opinion on the role that the United States should play in world affairs.   The eight-week series is based on a briefing book that participants will receive.
Each session will begin with a speaker and conclude with Q & A and discussion.

Great Decisions 2010 - Foreign Policy Lecture Series
  • Thursdays, January 28 to March 18, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
  • Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1546 Mt. Vernon Road
  • Registration includes briefing book: $25.00, spouse $10.00 if book shared.
  • For more information contact Renee Libby 770-399-1821 or
  • You may register by sending in the Registration Form with your payment.

Topics and speakers

1/28 Special Envoys: Dr. Marion Creekmore, Jr. Served as U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and numerous other overseas assignments. Held several policy assignments in the U.S. State Department. Currently visiting professor at Emory.

2/04 Kenya & R2P (Responsibility to Protect Doctrine): Paul Zwier II, Director of Emory's Program for International Advocacy and Dispute Resolution and a professor of law. Has taught advocacy skills to lawyers in numerous countries.

2/11 Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution: Dr. Rashid Naim, Senior Lecturer of Political Science at Georgia State University and member of the Muslim Speakers' Bureau

2/18 U.S.-China Security Relations: Dr. Fei-Ling Wang, Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Tech. Previously taught at the U.S. Military Academy and in Singapore, China, Japan and Korea.

2/25 Global Financial Crisis: Dr. Sheila Tschinkel. Most recently served as resident US Treasury Economic Advisor to the Government of the Ukraine. Previously worked with officials in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

3/04 Russia and its Neighbors: Dr. Thomas Remington, Professor of Political Science, Emory University. Founding director of Emory's Program in Russian and East European Studies. Published numerous books/articles on Russia and USSR.

3/11 The Persian Gulf: Dr. Michael Herb, Associate Professor of Political Science and Acting Director of Middle East Institute, Georgia State University. Research interests focus on Arab monarchies of the Gulf.

3/18 Global Crime: Dr. Justin Hastings, Assistant Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Tech. Has worked for the Department of Defense and West Point's Combating Terrorism Center.

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