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The International Relations Discussion Group
This group meets the first Monday of the month, except during summer, to review and discuss articles from the Great Decisions Workbook prepared by the Foreign Policy Association. We meet in the homes of Branch members from 9:45 AM until noon. Guests and new members are always welcome. Meeting details are available in the Lake Washington Branch newsletter.
Current schedule of topics:
Sept. — China in Africa
Oct. — Iran
Nov. — Egypt
Jan. — Threat Assessment
America’s Challenges Book Group
This group meets on Mondays, usually at six-week intervals, to read and discuss articles and non-fiction books that widen our knowledge and give context to the issues that face our society today. In so doing we hope to apply what we learn to personal choices and decisions we make. Members suggest readings and lead discussions on a rotating basis.
AMERICA’S CHALLENGES Reading List 2016-17
Dec. 5 Amy Ellis Nutt: Becoming Nicole: Transformation of an American Family
Feb 13 Nikhil Goyal: Schools on Trial: How Freedom & Creativity Can Fix Our Educational Malpractice
April 10 J. D. Vance: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
June 12 Stephen Breyer: The Court and the World: American Law and New Global Realities
Aug/Sept Ari Merman: Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America