Shoreline CC’s Global Affairs Center launches spring quarter program series April 12

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The Global Affairs Center at Shoreline Community College, directed by Edmonds resident Larry Fuell, has announced its spring quarter Great Discussions schedule, starting with a program on South Africa’s Fragile Democracy Thursday, April 12.

All programs will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, April 12-May 31 in Room 1010(M).

The programs are:

April 12            South Africa’s Fragile Democracy

April 19           Russia’s foreign policy,

April 26           China and America

May 3              Global health: progress and challenges

May 10            Media and foreign policy

May 17             U.S. global engagement and the military

May 24            Turkey: a partner in crisis   

May 31             The waning of Pax Americana?

Attendance is limited, and there is a small registration fee that covers the cost of briefing materials received by the participants.  Register online at www.shoreline.edu/GD18.

The center is also hosting the following single events during spring quarter:

Tuesday, April 17, 12:30-1:20 p.m Room 9208 PUB
Taiwan: whose narrative has not been told? Christianity as the Ethnic Identity of Indigenous Peoples
Speaker:  Mayumi Steinmetz, Faculty, Shoreline CC (Japanese Language and Asian Studies)

Tuesday, April 24, 7-8:30 p.m., Room 9208 PUB
Nuclear Power Waste and Accidents
Speakers:  Dr. James Conca, Senior Scientist at UFA Ventures, Inc; Reid Tanaka, Senior Consultant, Areion LLC

Tuesday, May 1, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Room 9208 PUB
A Journalism Career in an IT World, A Personal Story of Perseverance, Luck, and Flexibility
Speaker: Dan DeMay, Business, transportation and Seattle culture reporter for SeattlePI.com; Shoreline CC, class of 2011 

Tuesday, May 8, 12:30-1:20 p.m, Room 9208 PUB
Mindfulness in the Classroom
Speaker: Mimi Harvey, Faculty, Shoreline CC (Communications Studies)

Thursday, May 10, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Room 9208 PUB
“Down Under” – Exploring Australia
Speaker:  Chip Dodd, Faculty, Shoreline CC (Geography)

Tuesday, May 29, 12:30-1:20 p.m., Room 9208 PUB
Smiles Forever IV, Continuing the Tradition of Service-Learning in Bolivia
Speaker:  Maryrose (Rosie) Bellert, Faculty, Shoreline CC (Dental Hygiene)

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