Nuclear weapons have not gone away, and the Trump administration has brought a new urgency, if not a new approach, to dealing with them. The President has met with Vladimir Putin as the New Start Treaty with Russia comes up for renewal in 2021, the first presidential summit ever with Kim Jong-un occurred to discuss denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, and President Trump has decertified the Obama nuclear deal with Iran. To what degree should past nuclear talks guide future U.S. nuclear arms control negotiations? Can the art of the deal apply to stabilizing our nuclear future?
Prepare to discuss the world. Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Forsyth County Public Library and the University of North Georgia will present information and lead discussions on a range of fascinating geopolitical topics. Copies of the Great Decisions Briefing Book and DVD are available for checkout at the library.
Each session will be held at the Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road, Cumming and will be led by a member of the UNG faculty.
Topics for 2019 include:
January 22: Refugees and Global Migration presented by Raluca Viman-Miller
January 29: The Middle East: Regional Disorder presented by Victoria Hightower (Rescheduled for March 26)
February 5: Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future? presented by Seyed Hamid Serri
February 12: The Rise of Populism in Europe presented by Nathan Price
February 19: Decoding U.S. - China Trade presented by Laurel Wei
February 26: Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics presented by Craig Greathouse
March 5: The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested presented by Tamara Spike & Alexander Wisnoski
March 19: State of the State Department and Diplomacy presented by Jonathan Miner
March 26: The Middle East: Regional Disorder presented by Victoria Hightower