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Skirball Cultural Center

Current Events Discussion Group

Great Decisions from the Foreign Policy Association


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Deepen your understanding of complex issues ranging from NATO’s future and Mideast realignment to climate technology and preparations for the next global pandemic.

Date and Time

Thursdays, January 25–February 29, 1:00–2:30 pm

Pricing and Details

Classes are currently in session and registration has closed. Please email adulteducation@skirball.org with any questions.

6 sessions. Required text: Great Decisions 2024 Briefing Book. Please bring cash or a check payable to the Skirball Cultural Center for $35 to the first class session when the book will be distributed.

About the Class

Be an informed citizen! In this weekly discussion group affiliated with the nonpartisan Foreign Policy Association, participants have an opportunity to discuss and debate important current events topics guided by an experienced moderator.

For a deeper understanding of the issues, background information is provided in the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions briefing book and online resources. Topics in 2024 include Mideast realignment, climate technology, US-China trade rivalry, NATO's future, understanding Indonesia, and pandemic preparedness.

Moderator: Adele Lander Burke, Former Skirball Vice President, Public Programs, has a BA in political science from Washington University, St. Louis, and an MA in education from Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles. Burke has been facilitating current events discussion groups for several years.

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