Great Discussions 2015 -- Paul Worsham
Great Discussions 2015 is a highly participatory course designed for those informed and thoughtful people among us who love to engage in real discussion and respectful debate over issues of the day. This course is a forum for exchanging ideas about international affairs and America's place in the world.
Great Discussions 2015, Part 1 will have 3 monthly meetings of two hours each. This course will be announced four times a year. Meetings 2 and 3 will be the same as meeting 1 in structure, but the topics discussed will change during the year to coincide with world events and the interests of the participants.
Participants will discuss current international events and geo-political trends that affect us as citizens of the world and as Americans. Participation is limited to 18. You may register for this course each time that it is announced during the year.
Great Discussions is modeled after the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions program that LLCC offered in the past. It is anticipated that FPA.org will be one of the sources of information used.
This course is designed to be responsive and flexible to the issues of the world. Discussions will be active responses to changing circumstances throughout the world. With the exception of the January meeting topic, "Introduction to World Affairs," all subsequent topics will be chosen by the participants from within these general broad areas:
U.S. Foreign Policy
World in Crisis
Possible future topics may include: Brazil's Metamorphosis, Privacy in the Digital Age, America's challenges in Today's world, sectarianism in the Middle East, India Changes Course, America's Challenges in Today's world, U.S. Policy toward Africa, Syria's Refugee Crisis, America's challenges in Today's world, Human trafficking in the 21st Century, and Russia and the Near Abroad.
This is a highly participative course. Please come prepared to research topics, help lead discussions, and otherwise contribute to the exchange of ideas."
While Paul Worsham's education and career focused on consumer electronics marketing, he has a deep and active interest in world affairs and America's place in the world.
The first session of this course will be held in the SLO Library Conference Room on Thursday, January 22, from 10 a.m. to noon.
This course has three sessions. Purchasing one ticket entitles you to attend all three sessions of this course.
You can become a member of Lifelong Learners of the Lifelong Learners of the Central Coast and pay the member's price for this course. Go to www.lifelearnerscc.org and click on the "join us" tab for details.
San Luis Obispo Library Conference Room (View)
995 Palm St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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