The perennially popular Great Decisions lecture series returns January 17 and continues on consecutive Fridays through March 6 at 12 p.m. Presented in conjunction with the International Colloquium at Portland State University, the series features a wealth of perspective and opinion from diplomats, policy experts, academics, and Foreign Service professionals. Join us for another year of great conversation around some of the globe’s big-picture, pressing issues.
February 21: Red Sea Security | Group discussion following viewing of "Great Decisions on PBS" episode, narrated by David Strathairn (produced by the Foreign Policy Association)
The Red Sea has remained vital for global trade since the time of ancient Egypt. Once home to the spice trade, the Red Sea now sees millions of barrels of oil a day transported across its waters. With major nations like China, France, Italy, and the U.S. building large ports and bases in the region, what does the future of the region look like? How important is Red Sea security for global security? Can the region be a place of global cooperation?
Please note: due to copyright and permissions restrictions, this event will not be live streamed.
All Great Decisions events take place Fridays at 12 p.m. at Portland State University, Academic and Student Recreation Center, Room 001, 1800 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201.
If you’re unable to attend one of the talks, Great Decisions is live-streamed and archived on WorldOregon’s YouTube channel
This event is free for PSU students and faculty and for those auditing through The Senior Adult Learning Center.
Complimentary coffee for Great Decisions is made possible through the generous donation of Caffe Umbria
Great Decisions: Red Sea Security
1800 SW Sixth Ave
Portland, OR 97201
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