Great Decisions 2019



10:30am – 12noon

Kimball Farms


4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9,

5/16, 5/23

Six Sessions

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 2019 will be:

• Refugees and Global Migration

• The Middle East: Regional Disorder

• Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future

• Decoding U.S.-China Trade

• Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics

• The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested

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.

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