T101 | Great Decisions, Part 1 | John Dickson


9:30 - 11:00 a.m.


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.

Four Sessions 

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 Warfare.

John Dickson 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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