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    Japan in the Trump Era

    Thurs., March 30, 7 pm.  Rockefeller Hall 300, Vassar College.  Lecture by Prof. Andrew Oros, Washington College.

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    Great Decisions: Saudi Arabia in Transition

    Facilitator:  James Ketterer, Director of International Academic Initiatives and Senior Fellow, Institute of International Liberal Education, Bard College.    Mon., Apr. 10, 7 pm, Boardman Branch of the Poughkeepsie Public Library.

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Upcoming Council Events

  • “Japan in the Trump Era” on March 30, 2017 with Professor Andrew Oros Join us for the discussion on “Japan in the Trump Era” on Thursday, March 30 with Professor Andrew Oros, from Washington College in Maryland. The event will be held at 7pm at Vassar College in Rockefeller Hall 300. The discussion: Japan is the key US ally in Asia, in a new presidential era when the role of ...
  • Great Decisions: Trade, Jobs, and Politics: May 8, 2017 with Jean-Claude Fouere GD_TradeJobsPoliticsJean-Claude Fouere from the School of Management at Marist College, will facilitate this discussion on May 8, at 7pm. It will be held at the Poughkeepsie Public Library on Boardman Road. (141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie NY 12603). The discussion will stem from the following description from the Foreign Policy Association website: “The U.S. political mood toward trade has ...
  • Great Decisions: Saudi Arabia in Transition, Apr. 10, 7 pm. Facilitator: James Ketterer James Ketterer, Director of International Academic Initiatives and Senior Fellow, Institute of International Liberal Education, Bard College, will facilitate the discussion.  Description:  As Saudi Arabia struggles to adjust to the drastic decline in oil revenue, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman attempts to boldly transform the country and shift more power to the younger generation.  ...