Foreign Policy Discussion Group
8 Week Course | Tuesdays January 9 – February 27
10:00 – 11:15 AM or 7 – 8:15 PM
Portsmouth Public Library
What is our country’s role in the world? What does human health look like on a global scale? How does the media affect and reflect foreign policy?
If you’d like to become better educated about issues around the world, now’s your chance! With a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer and Portsmouth Public Library’s director as guides, for the third year in a row the library offers a unique opportunity to consider and discuss a number of foreign policy topics.
This year we’re hosting two independent groups: you can choose from a 10 – 11:15 AM session or a 7 – 8:15 meeting, on Tuesdays, January 9 – February 27 in the Levenson Community Room.
This FREE 8 week “Great Decisions” course, created by the Foreign Policy Association to educate the public about current events, will include the following topics for 2018:
• The waning of Pax Americana?
• Russia’s foreign policy
• China and America: the new geopolitical equation
• Media and foreign policy
• Turkey: a partner in crisis
• U.S. global engagement and the military
• South Africa’s fragile democracy
• Global health: progress and challenges
Each week, participants will watch a 30 minute documentary on an issue, which will be followed by a discussion.
This group is free and open to all. Registration is not required. Portsmouth Public Library cardholders are eligible for a free copy of the Great Decisions Briefing Book, 2018 edition. Non-cardholders may purchase a copy of the briefing book from the library for $25, or at www.greatdecisions.org. Email Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified when briefing books are available for pickup.