Wednesdays, 11:50–1:15, Mar. 28–May 16
Moderator: Barbara Wilan
Class limit: 20
This is the same course as F702 Great Decisions 2018, but offered at Loudon. For over 50 years, the Foreign Policy Association has sponsored discussion groups throughout the United States to investigate some of the world’s greatest challenges affecting our lives. This year’s eight topics are: 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; US Global Engagement and the Military; South Africa’s fragile Democracy; and Global Health: Progress and Challenges. A briefing book and video related to each topic will set the framework for eight weekly class conversations. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a $29 materials fee payable to OLLI at registration.
Barbara Wilan retired as a full-time English teacher at the Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community College but is currently an adjunct there. She has also taught at the University of Maryland and for the University of Maryland’s European Division.