Great Decisions 2018: Media and Foreign Policy

Eight sessions: every other Monday beginning February 5

1:00 pm- 2:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level

State and non-state actors today must maneuver a complex and rapidly evolving media landscape. Conventional journalism now competes with user-generated content. Official channels of communication can be circumvented through social media. Foreign policy is tweeted from the White House and “fake news” has entered the zeitgeist. Cyberwarfare, hacking and misinformation pose complex security threats. How are actors using media to pursue and defend their interests in the international arena? What are the implications for U.S. policy?

 

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting expert speakers in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by Foreign Policy Association's panel of experts. In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussions will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00pm (3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 4/30, 5/14).  Registration is open.  The Daytime Academy is made possible by a grant from Harsco Corporation, honoring the memory of Derek C. Hathaway and his passion for life-long learning. 

Cost: $10 per individual session or $50 covers all 8 sessions.  Register with credit card online https://wacharrisburg.ticketleap.com/great-decisions-2018/ or send a check to World Affairs Council of Harrisburg /Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101.  

Free for Associates of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg.  Membership information available at http://www.wacharrisburg.org/home/world-affairs-council-of-harrisburg/join-us/Payment via check, credit card or cash at door is also available. 

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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