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7pm Great Decisions 2017: Conflict in the South China Sea
March 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“Conflict in the South China Sea” with Ambassador Jim Rosenthal
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
7 – 9 pm at I-House
The fourth seminar in the Great Decisions 2017 seminar series covering international foreign policy issues.
Mr. Rosenthal is a native Californian raised in San Francisco and attended Stanford University with a degree in international relations followed by service in the US Marines. He was appointed to the State Department with postings to Trinidad, Saigon, South Vietnam, Manila, the Philippines, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the Republic of Guinea, Africa. He retired after a distinguished 35-year career. He is fluent in four languages.
“The South China Sea is a locus of competing territorial claims, and China its most vocal claimant. Beijing’s interest has intensified disputes with other countries in the region in recent years, especially since China has increased its naval presence. Despite rising international pressure, including an unfavorable ruling by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, China staunchly defends its policies in the region. Preventing tensions from boiling over is a matter of careful diplomacy.” by Bernard D Cole.
I-House and the Davis United Methodist Church are partnering again this year to present the ninth season of the award winning Great Decisions 2017 program covering pressing international foreign policy issues. “Great Decisions” is a Seminar Series of the Foreign Policy Association in Washington D.C. and is now America’s largest discussion program on world affairs.
The seminars will be held on successive Tuesdays, 7 – 9 p.m. beginning on March 7 and ending on April 11. There is no charge for attending the program.
The topic for the next presentations are:
April 4, 2017: “Latin America’s Political Pendulum”presented by Dr Charles Walker.
April 11, 2017: “U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum” (speaker to be announced)
Questions: contact Lou Ziskind at firstname.lastname@example.org