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Great Decisions: Monday, November 13 at 7 p.m.: Conflict in the South China Sea. Facilitator: Matthew Murray, WACMHV and Dutchess Community College

The South China Sea is a locus of competing territorial claims, and China its most vocal claimant. Beijing’s interest has intensified disputes with other countries in the region in recent years, especially since China has increased its naval presence. Despite rising international pressure, including an unfavorable ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of […]

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Speaker: Monday, October 30 at 6pm. “False Dawn: Protest, Democracy and Violence in the New Middle East.” Steven A. Cook

Steven Cook, Council on Foreign Relations, discusses why the recent Arab uprisings failed and have led to more repression and conflict, and the role that the U.S. can and should play in the Middle East. This talk is sponsored by Vassar College, the World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley and the Center for Civic […]

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Great Decisions: Monday October, 16 at 7p.m.: The Future of Europe: Coping with the Crisis. Facilitator: Jean-Claude Fouere, WACMHV and Marist College

The outcome of the United Kingdom referendum on EU membership sent shockwaves across the globe. It even caught British voters by surprise. The European Union has helped secure peace in Europe for the past 70 years. Now it faces an uncertain future. Amid a refugee crisis, lingering financial recession and the constant specter of terrorism, […]

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Great Decisions: Monday, September 25, 7 p.m.: Latin America’s Political Pendulum. Facilitator: Martin Charwat, WACMHV

The pendulum of Latin American politics is swinging rightward once again. Yet as the “pink tide” recedes, the forces of change have more to do with socioeconomics than ideology. Dramatic economic and political crises have coincided in countries like Brazil and Venezuela. Still, the final result for Latin America may be the emergence of centrist, […]

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