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Great Decisions Discussion Group (Closed)

Course Description:

In this facilitated discussion group, participants will discuss eight critical topics in the "Foreign Policy Association’s 2018 Briefing Book". Group members will be encouraged to share their knowledge and views, but just listening is fine too. OLLI@CSUMB and the World Affairs Council of Monterey Bay present this course jointly.

Topics include: The Waning of Pax Americana; Russia’s Foreign Policy; China and America; Media and Foreign Policy; Turkey; U.S. Global Engagement and the Military; South Africa’s Fragile Democracy, and Global Health.

You should enroll in this offering only if you plan to bring your own 2018 Briefing Book and/or would simply like to attend the groups without becoming a member of OLLI.

FYI, the Briefing Books are available for purchase through the Foreign Policy Association by calling 1-800-477-5836 or online at


Tuition: $0.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

Registration Closed


Tuesdays, Jan. 30; Feb. 6, 13, 27; Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 *4:00 - 5:30pm* (8 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


Larry Johnson is a professional focus group moderator. He has also enjoyed an extensive career in radio as a Program Director, audience researcher and on-air personality. His academic background is in politics with an emphasis on public opinion and social psychology.