Great Decisions 2013 lecture series at ICC Polk Center

Published 10:01 am Monday, February 4, 2013

Each week features new speaker

The Great Decisions 2013 lecture series will kick off Thursday, Feb. 7 at Isothermal Community College’s Polk Center in Columbus. Offered nationwide, the series is dedicated to promoting better understanding of crucial world issues that affect the foreign policy of the United States. Topics for the series are selected by the non-partisan nonprofit Foreign Policy Association of America, and are intended to provide a local forum for discussion on current political and economic issues of the day.

The lecture series will meet each Thursday from 2 – 4 p.m. through March 14 at ICC’s Polk Center with each weekly topic being addressed by a different distinguished speaker.  On Thursday, Feb. 7 Dr. Samer Traboulsi, UNC Asheville assistant professor in the history of the Middle East and the Muslim world, will present a program entitled The New Egypt.

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Subsequent topics include: The Intervention Calculation, China in Africa, The Eurozone: Crisis and Imperfections and Iran, Israel and the Bomb.

You may register the day of the lecture, but pre-registration is encouraged.

Great Decisions 2013 is sponsored by the World Affairs Council of western North Carolina and Isothermal Community College in cooperation with the World Affairs Forum of the Carolina Foothills and the Foreign Policy Association.

– article submitted by Kate Barkschat