2017 Great Decisions: Foreign Policy Association
What you'll learn
- Individuals are given the opportunity to receive a certificate for successfully completing the course.
- The purpose of this course is to promote public engagement on leading foreign policy challenges confronting U.S. policymakers and the American public. Its objective is to provide a non-partisan analysis of eight topics of enduring relevance to the U.S. and the world and to outline foreign policy options for each.
- The lecture series is designed to be suitable for all individuals interested in obtaining information about the foreign policy challenges our nation faces.
- Optionally you can purchase Great Decisions 2017 Briefing Book for further readings and activities from the Foreign Policy Association website.
In a world of ever-changing politics, advancing technologies, wars and revolts; confront the future and learn from the past by diving into U.S. foreign policy, the challenges it embarks and the world's future it strives towards.
Eight topics selected by the Foreign Policy Association and analyzed in the Great Decisions 2017 Handbook are covered in this course. The topics are:
- The Future of Europe
- Trade and Politics
- Conflict in the South China Sea
- Saudi Arabia in Transition
- U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
- Latin America's Political Pendulum
- Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
- Nuclear Security
With a mixture of video lectures, quizzes, and optional supplemental readings from the Great Decisions 2017 Briefing Book indulge yourself in the world of foreign policy with this course by Great Decisions.
Who this course is for:
- This course is targeted for the general public and is appropriate at the high school and university levels.
- Individuals who are interested in learning about foreign policy and why it is important and relevant to today's current events.
The mission of the Foreign Policy Association today, as it has been throughout its 100-year history, is to serve as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the FPA encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process.
Jeffrey S. Morton, a professor of Political Science and Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association, received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1995. The author of three books and numerous journal articles, Dr. Morton teaches in the Department of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University. A designated Master Teacher, 2004 University Researcher of the Year and 2012 College Distinguished Teacher of the Year, professor Morton offers undergraduate instruction in the fields of international law, diplomacy and American foreign policy. In 2012, Jeffrey Morton was the recipient of the Foreign Policy Association Medal.
Jeffrey S. Morton is Professor of International Relations and a Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association in New York City. Dr. Morton began his college studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he majored in Political Science. He received his Master's degree from Rutgers University in 1991, specializing in the causes of war. Professor Morton completed his Ph. D. at the University of South Carolina in 1995, where he specialized in international law with a concentration in U.S. foreign policy. Additionally, Dr. Morton completed the International Law Commission Summer Training Program at the European Headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
The author of three books, numerous journal articles and book chapters, Professor Morton has published on issues ranging from the legality of interventions and weapons of war to the United Nations, Israeli security and U.S. foreign policy. Dr. Morton has lectured nationally and internationally on matters relating to U.S. foreign policy.
In 2012, Dr. Morton was awarded the prestigious Foreign Policy Association Medal.
Born and raised in North Carolina, Jeffrey Morton is married to Florence, a native of France.