CONFRONTING NEW WORLD LEADERS
Lifelong Learning Society Distinguished Professor of
Current Affairs 2005-2008
Recipient of the LLS 2002 Excellence in Teaching Award
DESCRIPTION: Leadership change is one of the constants in world politics. Revolutions, financial crises, scheduled elections and untimely deaths have paved the way for new leadership in many countries around the world. This lecture series considers the challenges and opportunities presented to the United States by the rise and fall of foreign leaders in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
[NOTE: These topics are subject to change if Great Decisions 2013 assigned topics overlap. Any changes will be uploaded to the Lifelong Learning Society online catalogue page.].
- Greece: How a financial crisis toppled the government.
- North Korea: Kim, Version 3.0, establishes power.
- Egypt: Mubarak’s successor and the Muslim Brotherhood.
- Italy: Beyond Berlusconi.
- China: The fifth generation of CCP leadership.
- Libya: Can anyone who follows Ghadhafi succeed?
- The World Bank: New leadership, new challenges.
- Al Qaeda in the Post-Bin Laden Era.
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Jeffrey Morton is Professor of International Law and Politics in the Department of Political Science and is the author of three books and numerous journal articles. Since 1994, he has taught international relations courses at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Recipient of the 2012 Foreign Policy Association Medal, Dr. Morton is Director of the FAU Diplomacy Program.
|3:45 PM – 5:30
Wednesdays, October 10, 17, 24, 31; November 7, 14, 28; December 5
Barry and Florence Friedberg Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
$68 member / $98 non-member