Webster Alumni Association Begins 2013 Great Decisions Program on Foreign Policy

| February 11, 2013
Webster University Great Decisions program

Hellinger kicked off the 2013 Great Decisions series by discussing “The Future of the Euro.”

The Webster University Great Decisions Discussion Program launched its 2013 series Monday, Feb. 4, featuring Dan Hellinger, faculty member in the History, Politics and International Relations Department, on the topic of “The Future of the Euro.” More than 100 Webster alumni, friends and community members registered for the series — the highest attendance in the series’ history.

Great Decisions is the Foreign Policy Association’s (FPA) public education initiative to create more informed and engaged citizens by bringing people together to discuss U.S. foreign policy and global affairs issues. Each year, the FPA selects eight global topics and provides a briefing book with additional information on each topic. The Webster University Alumni Association is one of many Great Decisions sponsors throughout the nation.

Former faculty member Mary Mangan, SL, introduced Great Decisions to Webster alumni in the 1990s as a life-long learning opportunity. The Webster Alumni Association continues the program in conjunction with Hellinger and the World Affairs Council.

Hellinger annually recruits Webster faculty and guests to serve as speakers for each topic. The series began as a small discussion group of about a dozen people and has grown over the years to attract a larger number of alumni and guests. 

Great Decisions is held on eight Monday evenings in the University Center’s Sunnen Lounge*. A bonus ninth session will be held this year with visiting professor Raul Rodriguez from Havana University, on the topic of “Cuba Today.”

Other scheduled presenters and topics include:

  • George Gyader: China in Africa
  • Kelly-Kate Pease: Humanitarian Intervention
  • Lindsey Kingston: Myanmar & Southeast Asia
  • Amanda Rosen: Threat Assessment
  • Kelly McBride: Egypt
  • Tahmineh Entessar: Iran
  • Kyle Haynes: NATO
  • Raul Rodriguez: Cuba Today

*Please note: This series is sold-out; we are unable to accommodate additional attendees for any of the speakers noted above. 

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