Read and discuss topics from a broad cross-section of the world press, academic blogs, and policy think tanks to gain a better understanding of issues in current events and foreign policy. Moderator Jim Munroe supplies core materials for discussions and welcomes additional materials from participants. All points of view are welcome, especially constructive and civil rebuttals. Because the world is in such flux, topics are not finalized until four to six weeks before the first meeting. No class Feb 15. Limited enrollment.

Jim Munroe has moderated current event discussion groups since 2007. He retired after 25 years of service at Los Alamos National Labs. His work in nuclear non-proliferation included extensive travel in the former Soviet Union and the newly independent states.