January 14: Outer Space
The launch of Sputnik I in October 1957 marked the beginning of the space era and of the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. In the 21st century, there are many more participants in space, including countries such as India and China, and commercial companies such as SpaceX. How will the United States fare in a crowded outer space?
Speaker: Eric Berger, Senior Space Editor, Ars Technica
Great Decisions returns January 14—all virtual—and runs for eight consecutive weeks on Fridays at noon.
This year's series is a partnership with the Global Leadership and Management specialization in the Masters of Public Administration program at Portland State University.
One of WorldOregon's favorite events of the year is the annual Great Decisions series —the oldest, largest grassroots, people-powered, foreign policy series in the country, which had its start here in Portland in 1953. The series features eight hard-hitting topics selected by the Foreign Policy Association and across the region people organize discussion groups and attend our 8-week conversation series.
As in previous years, this year's series features some very critical issues that are "ripped from the headlines," as they say, topics that are front-and-center for how the U.S. is and will continue to be engaging on the world stage.
Also note: due to the pandemic and programs being all-online, we will not be selling Great Decisions books but they may be purchased from the Foreign Policy Association here.
- Series tickets for members: $30
- Individual Events: $5 members; $10 general
NEW THIS YEAR:
Discussing the Decisions
Join us for bonus discussion sessions, facilitated by WorldOregon and graduate students in the Global Leadership and Management specialization in the Masters of Public Administration program at Portland State University and participate in a deeper dive into the some of the key topics from this year’s series. These discussions are conducted online, registration required.