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COD’s ‘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.
 
All 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.
 
The 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
weekly discussions 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 for free!
 
The PaCE website with more details is here:
 
Preregistration is recommended. For more information, call 776-7420, or email codpace@collegeofthedesert.edu or register online here:
 
 *Tentative Topics
 
Featured Speakers:
 
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.
 
Lieutenant Colonel 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.
 
Lieutenant Colonel 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 international relations.