‘Great Decisions’ Seminar Opens Feb. 4
Interested in world events? Learn about the U.S. Trade Policy as
well as China’s foreign policy, the Islamic Wakening and more.
you have to do is enroll in College of the Desert’s (COD) Great Decisions seminar series. This eight-week course on Tuesdays,
Feb. 4 through March 25, will be held at College of the Desert, 43500 Monterey
Avenue, Palm Desert, in the Public Safety Academy, Room 19A, from 4:30 to 6
p.m. The cost for the entire series is $230, individual lectures are $35, the
briefing book is $22.
weekly lecture-discussion series will be led by featured speakers including Dan
Pynn, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph G. Radzikowski and Lieutenant Colonel Jeffery
Willis. The interactive sessions include one of the
guest speakers, a half-hour video presentation and the opportunity to
discuss your views on each weekly topic. The
will include the following topics: Islamic Awakening, Defense Technology,
Energy Independence*, Israel and the U.S., Turkey’s Challenges, Food and
Climate*, U.S. Trade Policy, and China’s Foreign Policy.
The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most
thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. The
series provides essential background information, relevant facts, current data,
present and future policy options and impartial analyses to help you assess the
challenges ahead. Great Decisions 2014 is produced by PBS in conjunction with
the Foreign Policy Association.
The first 25 registrants will receive a copy of the Briefing Book
The PaCE website with more details is here:
Dan Pynn, graduated from
the University of Southern California with a master’s degree in public
administration. He currently teaches at California State University San Marcos,
with an emphasis on macro economic theory.
Joseph G. Radzikowski, retired United States Marine Corps, is Associate
Professor at College of the Desert and Grossmont College, graduate of MS
Amphibious Warfare School, Command and Staff College, the Army War College, and
the Asia Pacific Security Studies College.
Jeffery Willis, retired
from the United States Marine Corps. He served 25 years as an infantry officer
in a variety of assignments worldwide and continues to be involved with
professional military education and lectures on national security strategy and