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: Unless you receive an email on the morning of the class announcing that the class has been canceled for weather, the class will meet. (Unlike other LLI courses, Great Decisions does not follow the Montgomery County Schools closing policy.)
Schedule of topics
|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. Aaron Brantly|
|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|
Channel 2 (WTOB) has begun airing the Great Decisions videos. They will run throughout February, March, and early April. If you missed the first session on China, it will be repeated at the end of the series.
The showing times are: Monday 6:00pm; Friday 11:00am; Saturday 10:00am; and Sunday 4:30pm.