2015 Great Decisions: Foreign Policy Association

Learn about leading foreign policy challenges confronting U.S. policy makers and the American public.
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Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

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 2015 Handbook are covered in this course. The topics are:

  1. Russia's Foreign Policy
  2. Privacy in a Digital World
  3. Sunni vs Shia
  4. India Rising
  5. The Promise of Africa
  6. Syria Refugee Crisis
  7. Modern Day Slavery
  8. Building Brazil

With a mixture of video lectures, quizzes, and optional supplemental readings from the Great Decisions 2015 Briefing Book indulge yourself in the world of foreign policy with this course by Great Decisions.

What are the requirements?

  • 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 2015 Briefing Book for further readings and activities from the Foreign Policy Association website.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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.

What is the target audience?

  • 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

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Curriculum

Section 1: Great Decisions 2015 Course Introduction
Great Decisions 2015 Course Introduction
Preview
04:50
Section 2: Section 1- Sphere of Influence: Russia's Foreign Policy
Segment 1: U.S. Debate over Russia's Importance
Preview
14:54
Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions
7 questions
Segment 2: The Ukrainian Crisis
17:22
Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions
7 questions
Segment 3: U.S. Foreign Policy Options for Ukraine
14:09
Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions
7 questions
Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 1 Quiz: 10 Questions
10 questions
Section 3: Section 2- The Tradeoff: Privacy in a Digital World
Segment 1: Origins of Privacy Rights
19:26
Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions
7 questions
Segment 2: Privacy at the Global Level
13:22
Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions
7 questions
Segment 3: Questions and Options for Privacy Issues
15:33
Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions
7 questions
Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 2 Quiz: 10 Questions
10 questions
Section 4: Section 3- The Great Divide: Sunni vs Shia
Segment 1: Organization and Sectarianism
21:19
Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions
7 questions
Segment 2: Shia/Sunni Divide and ISIS
16:19
Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions
7 questions
Segment 3: Lessons from Wars and Future Challenges
12:12
Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions
7 questions
Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 3 Quiz: 10 Questions
10 questions
Section 5: Section 4- India Rising
Segment 1: India's Emergence and Domestic Challenges
20:13
Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions
7 questions
Segment 2: International Status and Power Struggle
12:12
Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions
7 questions
Segment 3: India and U.S. Relationship
13:35
Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions
7 questions
Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 4 Quiz: 10 Questions
10 questions
Section 6: Section 5- The Promise of Africa
Segment 1: Overview of Africa
14:41
Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions
7 questions
Segment 2: Africa's Instability and U.S. Foreign Policy Interests
07:56
Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions
7 questions
Segment 3: Africa and the Major Powers
13:49
Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions
7 questions
Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 5 Quiz: 10 Questions
10 questions
Section 7: Section 6- Syria: The World's Largest Refugee Crisis
Segment 1: Concept of Refugees
13:18
Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions
7 questions
Segment 2: Military Options and Sources of Refugee Crisis
12:38
Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions
7 questions
Segment 3: Prospects of a Political Resolution on the Crisis
12:14
Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions
7 questions
Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 6 Quiz: 10 Questions
10 questions
Section 8: Section 7- Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery
Segment 1: Concept of Human Trafficking
12:43
Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions
7 questions
Segment 2: Ways to Confront Human Trafficking
14:32
Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions
7 questions
Segment 3: Structural Causes of Human Trafficking
12:23
Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions
7 questions
Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 7 Quiz: 10 Questions
10 questions
Section 9: Section 8- Building Brazil
Segment 1: Brazil in Metamorphosis
16:33
Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions
7 questions
Segment 2: Domestic Challenges of Brazil
15:36
Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions
7 questions
Segment 3: Brazil and the U.S.
10:43
Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions
7 questions
Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 8 Quiz: 10 Questions
10 questions

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Instructor Biography

Foreign Policy Association, Learning & Development (L&D)

The mission of the Foreign Policy Association today, as it has been throughout its 96-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.

Instructor Biography

Jeffrey Morton, Professor of International Relations

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.

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