The community discussion group on foreign affairs will meet for 8 sessions on Wednesdays at 11 am, beginning January 31.
The community discussion group on world affairs, "Great Decisions," will meet for 8 weeks beginning January 31. The meeting place is the German Club Manor (711 Southgate Drive). The League of Women Voters has partnered with the Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech to offer the program. Participants must join LLI ($35) and pay the LLI course fee of $35. Briefing books are available at Volume II bookstore (University City Boulevard). Register at http://www.cpe.vt.edu/lifelonglearning/
Weather policy: Great Decisions will meet each scheduled time unless roads are not passable in the town of Blacksburg. Check your email on the day of class if you have a question about whether the class will meet. (Other LLI classes follow the weather policy of the Montgomery County schools, but Great Decisions does not.)
Topic descriptions After you click the link, look for this pdf file in your downloads folder.
|January 31||China and America: The new geopolitical equation||Dr. Paige Tan|
|February 7||Russia's Foreign Policy||Dr. Michael Hancock-Parmer|
|February 14||South Africa's Fragile Democracy||Dr. Josiah Tlou|
|February 21||Media and Foreign Policy||Dr. Eric Jardine|
|February 28||The Waning of Pax Americana||Dr. Yannis Stivachtis|
|March 7||US Global Engagement and the Military||Dr. Paul Avey|
|March 14||Turkey: A Partner in Crisis||Dr. Bill Ochsenwald|
|March 21||NO CLASS|
|March 28||Global Health: Progress and Challenges||Dr. Rebecca Hester|