Please note the non-standard meeting schedule: 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 at 9:30 a.m. and Thursday, 6/29 at 3:30 p.m.
This year we
will split the Great Decisions class into two parts, to cover all eight topics. Each week, we will follow the Great Decision curriculum
that allows for in-depth examination and discussion of current international
challenges through the lens of national interests. Topics for this first
part will be China and the U.S., War Crimes, Energy Geopolitics, Economic
served 26 years in the U.S. Foreign Service, with assignments in Nigeria, South
Africa, Peru, Mexico and Canada, as well as in Washington DC. He is active in
local history projects in Pittsfield while continuing international work
through two Peace Corps alumni organizations: Encore de la Paix and the Peace
Corps Community for Refugees. He holds degrees in history from Princeton
University and the University of Massachusetts. His book, History Shock,
When History Collides with Foreign Relations, was published in 2021.
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