Tue, Apr 20 | Zoom Webinar

Great Decisions #4: The Future of Persian Gulf Security

Time & Location

Apr 20, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Zoom Webinar

About The Event

Join the World Affairs Council of Maine as we explore the Foreign Policy Association’s 2021 Great Decisions. 

Session #4: The future of Persian   Gulf security,  Allison Hodgkins, Interim Executive Director, the   World Affairs Council of Maine The   Persian Gulf remains tense as the rivalry between the regional powers of   Saudi Arabia and Iran continues. Tensions escalated in early 2020 as the   United States began to intervene in the Gulf, launching an airstrike that   killed two Iranian military commanders. What are the historical influences   that have led to these tensions? What role, if any, should the United States   play? Is using military force a viable foreign policy option for 2021 and   beyond?

About this week's facilitator:

Allison Hodgkins, Interim Executive Director, the   World Affairs Council of Maine

Allison comes to the Council   from the American University in Cairo, where she was a member of the   faculty in the School of Global Affairs. She also served as   the Resident Director for CIEE's Amman, Jordan Study Center, and   Academic Director for the School for International Training's Peace and   Conflict Studies Program in Jerusalem. Allison has a PhD in International   Affairs from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and   is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Boston Consortium for Arab Region   Studies. She is also a regular contributor to the Cairo Review   of Global Affairs, and serves on the Board of the New England   Arab-American Organization and the Editorial Board for Frontiers:   The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad.  Allison spent   nearly twenty years living and working in the Middle East, which means she   has reasonable fluency in Arabic, some Hebrew, and a significant attitude   when it comes to hummus.

TOPIC RESOURCES:https://www.fpa.org/great_decisions/index.cfm?act=topic_detail&topic_id=92

What is Great Decisions? Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions is this country’s largest discussion program on world affairs. For over twenty years, our Council has brought these Great Decisions to the state of Maine. We’ve provided hundreds of hours of discussion to members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Southern Maine and hosted numerous dinner discussion groups across southern Maine. Click here for more information on our Great Decisions program.

 

What will each session look like? Each virtual session will last 90 minutes, divided between presentation and discussion.  Discussion questions and a suggested reading list will be provided to all registered attendees. 

I’ve never used Zoom. How will I know what to do? Virtual programming is new to most of us. We’re all learning together! We will send instructions on how to download Zoom to your device, as well as suggested settings to improve your Zoom experience. We will review Zoom functions at the start of each session and help members to troubleshoot. We can’t promise a flawless experience, but let’s not let perfect be the enemy of good! 

We recommend you review our WACM Zoom user document before your first session. 

IMPORTANT: Please register for each device being used to attend the webinar. For example, if you and a family member will be attending on one computer, only one registration is necessary. Alternatively, if you each will be using your own devices to attend, please register separately. This will ensure that each attendee is placed in a breakout room for the discussion portion of the webinar. 

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