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  • Term Dates: Oct. 5 - Nov. 20, 2020
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  • Term Dates: Jan. 11 - Feb. 26, 2021
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  • Request Period: Nov. 23 - Dec. 7, 4 p.m.
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  • Term Dates: Mar. 22 - May 7, 2021
  • Proposal Submission Deadline: Nov. 25
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    week of Feb. 8
  • Request Period: Feb. 8 - Feb. 22, 4 p.m.
  • Allocation Period: Feb. 23 - 25
  • Additional Registration Period: begins Feb. 26, after 9 a.m.; ends two days prior to each course start date
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40036 Great Decisions 2020 Early Start Date   NEW!

Developed by the Foreign Policy Association and sponsored by Global Minnesota, Great Decisions is considered “America's largest discussion program on world affairs.” Throughout the eight-part series, experts explore the most critical global issues facing the United States today. Study the issues and join the discussions! Note: Ten copies of the 2020 Briefing Book are available at the Ramsey County Library; the book also is available for purchase through Global Minnesota (details will be sent to registered students).

Sessions include: October 2, The Philippines and the US with Kannan Solayappan; October 9, Climate Change and the Global Order with Dr. Todd Lefko; October 16, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking with Lindsey Greising; October 23, US Relations with the Northern Triangle with Dr. Patrick McNamara; October 30, Artificial Intelligence and Data with Thomas Hanson; November 6, Red Sea Security with Dr. Andrew Latham; November 13, China’s Road into Latin America with Dr. John Oswald; November 20, India and Pakistan with Dr. Richard Leitch.

Offered in cooperation with the Ramsey County Library with support from Global Minnesota. Moderated by Judy Woodward, history coordinator.


This course is now in session. To inquire about registration email:


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