Great Decisions - State of the State Department and Diplomacy By Nicholas Burns

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Program Type: History & Government
Age: Adult

This event is part of a combined series.

Discover, discuss and decide how to meet some of the world's greatest challenges in this 8-week public policy discussion forum. Purchasing the $25 discussion guide from the Library Information Desk is required for registration. Make sure to leave all your contact information on the sign-in sheet when you purchase your book.  Discussion guides are available Thursday, January 17th. Checks should be made payable to Winter Park Public Library.

This week: State of the State Department and Diplomacy - During the Trump administration, the usual ways of conducting diplomacy have been upended. Many positions in the State Department have never been filled, and meetings with foreign leaders such as Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin have been undertaken with little advance planning. What effect are these changes having now, and how will they affect ongoing relationships between the United States and its allies and adversaries?