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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.
Topics for 2021 are:
Feb Global Supply Chains and National Security
Mar Persian Gulf Security Issues
Apr Brexit and the European Union
May Struggle Over the Melting Arctic
June China’s role in Africa
Sept SUMMER PICNIC
Oct The Korean Peninsula
Nov Roles of International Organizations in a Global Pandemic
Dec The End of Globalization
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 2021-2022
Nov Amy Klobuchar: Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age
Jan Elizabeth Kolbert: Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future
Mar Claudio Saunt: Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory
May Steven Levitsky/Daniel Ziblatt: How Democracies Die
Aug Lisa Napoli: Susan, Linda, Nina and Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR