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Great Decisions - Online

Persian Gulf Security Issues

2021-03-18 19:00:00 2021-03-18 20:30:00 America/New_York Great Decisions - Online Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book (optional), and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each meeting begins with a 30 minute film on the discussion topic and is followed by a facilitator-led discussion. Virtual Branch

Thursday, March 18
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2021-03-18 19:00:00 2021-03-18 20:30:00 America/New_York Great Decisions - Online Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book (optional), and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each meeting begins with a 30 minute film on the discussion topic and is followed by a facilitator-led discussion. Virtual Branch

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book (optional), and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each meeting begins with a 30 minute film on the discussion topic and is followed by a facilitator-led discussion.

The Persian Gulf remains tense as the rivalry between the regional powers of Saudi Arabia and Iran continues. Tensions escalated in early 2020 as the United States began to intervene in the Gulf, launching an airstrike that killed two Iranian military commanders. What are the historical influences that have led to these tensions? What role, if any, should the United States play? Is using military force a viable foreign policy option for 2020 and beyond.

Facilitator: David Schwam-Baird, PhD

Dr. Schwam-Baird is an Associate Professor of Political Science & Public Administration at the University of North Florida. He specializes in Civil-Military Relations, Latin American International Relations, Middle Eastern International Relations, and Asymmetrical Conflict.

Registration is required for this event, and must be completed two hours prior to the start time. A library card and PIN is required for registration. If you do not have a card, click HERE to obtain one.

A link to the Zoom meeting room will be sent 1 hour prior to the event. Your Zoom name must match your registration name for you to be admitted to the program. 

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please allow 1–2 business days to process. Last-minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill. Please ask for Learning Services at 255-2665 or email JPLPrograms@coj.net.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Education |

TAGS: | Great Decisions | adult programs |

Virtual Branch

Phone: (904)-255-2665

Hours
Mon, Aug 15 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Tue, Aug 16 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Aug 17 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Aug 18 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Aug 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Aug 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Aug 21 Closed

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