The community discussion group on world affairs, "Great Decisions," will meet for 8 weeks beginning January 30. 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 ($45) 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. (Great Decisions does not follow the Montgomery County Schools closing policy.)
Schedule of topics
|January 30||Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics||Aaron Brantly|
|February 6||Refugees and Global Migration||Christian Matheis|
|February 13||State of the State Department and Diplomacy||Karen Hult|
|February 20||Decoding U.S.-China Trade||Mary Marchant
|February 27||Nuclear Negoatiations: Back to the Future?||Max Stephenson|
|March 6||The Middle East: Regional Disorder||Bill Ochsenwald|
|March 13||The Rise of Populism in Europe||Charles Taylor|
|March 20||NO CLASS|
|March 27||The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested||Rebecca Hester|
Channel 2 (WTOB) has begun airing the Great Decisions videos. They will run throughout February, March, and early April.
The showing times are: Monday 6:00pm; Friday 11:00am; Saturday 10:00am; and Sunday 4:30pm.