THE USSB GREAT DECISIONS PROGRAM ANNOUNCES ITS PROGRAM FOR THE SPRING OF 2020
Welcome to our popular foreign policy discussion series that begins its fifth year on Wednesday, February 5 and continues twice a month through May 20. Our schedule coincides with the beginning of the presidential primary elections where foreign policy issues will be important, so our programs have special relevance.
The following presents a summary of our subjects, dates, and speakers, most of whom are UCSB faculty members. UCSB Professor John Park has played a major role in our success in recruiting faculty speakers. Please note all programs begin at 6:30 p.m. Seventy copies of the book published by the Foreign Policy Association will be available for sale for $35 between the services on January 12, 19, and 26. For those who wish to order directly, the book can be ordered online at www.fpa.org for $37.25.
Climate Change and the Global Order: February 5
Leah Stokes PhD, from MIT, Professor of Political Science investigates the politics of energy and environmental policy. She regularly writes about energy policy for newspapers and social media.
India, Pakistan and Hindu Nationalism: February 19
Amit Ahuja PhD, Professor of Political Science originally from India, received his PhD from the Univ. of Michigan. He studies the voting dynamics of multiethnic societies, political military organizations and intercaste marriage in South Asia.
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking: March 4
Alison Brysk PhD, from Stanford and Fulbright Scholar, Professor of Political Science, has authored multiple books, and specializes in international relations and human rights.
U.S. Relations with Central America: April 1
Bridget Coggins PhD, from Ohio State, Professor of Political Science teaches International Relations with a focus upon failed and failing states. She recently has concentrated on North Korea, which by April might present urgent challenges.
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