Foreign Affairs Fall 2018

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This is an eight-part discussion series  led by Dr. Craig Brandt, a retired naval officer and experienced discussion leader.  Dr. Brandt has been a professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology and Dean of Academic Affairs at the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management.  

Discussions take place on Thursdays from 10:30 am - 12 pm beginning September 20th in the Library's meeting area.   The exception is the November 1 meeting which will be held in the basement meeting room of the Town Hall Annex.

Follow the instructions at the bottom of this page to register.  All registrants who give an email address will receive background readings by email.  If you have any questions or need help from a staff member, call Marnie Smith at 781-505-4985.

Foreign Affairs Discussion Topics
September 20: The State of the U.S. Military  Readings
September 27: The Rise of Nationalism in Europe and the Threat to the European Union  Readings
October 4: Foreign Cyber Threats: What Does This Mean, What Do We Do?  Readings
October 11: Policies in Other Countries Involving Gun Restrictions   Readings
October 18: What’s Next for Brexit?  Readings
October 25: “Made in China 2025” and “One Belt, One Road.” What Are China’s Intentions?  Readings
November 1: Current Issues in International Trade: Free Trade, Tariffs, Sanctions    Readings
November 8: Will Shifting Political Interests in the Middle East Result in Peace?    Readings

To register for the Foreign Affairs Discussion Group, access the Library Calendar from the front page of the library website.  Scroll to September 20 and click on the hand.  Fill in the form and save.  Registering for one session registers the participant for all sessions.  Those who register will receive background readings by email.  If you have no computer, a copy of the readings will be available in the library.  Ask for this copy at the Circulation Desk.  Register on the September 20 date even if you are planning to attend only some of the sessions.