Discussion Groups for November 2019

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WACMB Discussion Group meetings are free and open to the public.


MPC

While MPC Discussion Group Meetings are normally held on the second Monday of the month, MPC is is closed on November 11 in honor of Veteran’s Day. Therefore the November meeting will be held on November 4 from 4:00-5:30 pm in Room 101, Social Sciences Building. Parking is available for $3 in Lot D.

This month’s topic is “Turmoil in Hong Kong.” Participants will explore the genesis of the current turmoil in Hong Kong. Possible outcomes also will be discussed.

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OLLI/CSUMB

Following up on October’s luncheon topic, the November OLLI discussion group will address the current turmoil in Hong Kong .

During the regular school year, meetings are on the third Monday of the month, from 4:00-5:30 at the CSUMB Ryan Ranch Location. Parking is free. Note: please RSVP for this group at either csumb.edu/olli or (831) 582-5500 so that you can receive course communications.

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Discussion Groups for October 2019

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WACMB Discussion Group meetings are free and open to the public.


MPC

Meetings are on the second Monday of the month, from 4:00-5:30 pm in Room 101, Social Sciences Building. Parking is available for $3 in Lot D.

October’s topic is “The Iranian Powder Keg.” What caused the current tense relationship between the US and Iran? How likely is armed conflict between the two?

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OLLI/CSUMB

Following up on September’s luncheon topic, the October OLLI discussion group will address relations between the US and Mexico.

During the regular school year, meetings are on the third Monday of the month, from 4:00-5:30 at the CSUMB Ryan Ranch Location. Parking is free. Note: please RSVP for this group at either csumb.edu/olli or (831) 582-5500 so that you can receive course communications.

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Discussion Groups for September 2019

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WACMB Discussion Group meetings are free and open to the public.


MPC

Meetings are on the second Monday of the month, from 4:00-5:30 pm in Room 101, Social Sciences Building. Parking is available for $3 in Lot D.

The topic for the September 9 meeting is Europe in Turmoil. Participants will examine the current issues challenging Europe.  Factors such as immigration, Brexit, an unraveling nuclear deal with Iran, a populist surge, as well as trade tensions may be discussed.

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OLLI/CSUMB

The topic for the September 16 meeting is to be determined.

During the regular school year, meetings are on the third Monday of the month, from 4:00-5:30 at the CSUMB Ryan Ranch Location. Parking is free. Note: please RSVP for this group at either csumb.edu/olli or (831) 582-5500 so that you can receive course communications.

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Discussion Groups for August 2019

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WACMB Discussion Group meetings are free and open to the public.


MPC

Meetings are on the second Monday of the month, from 4:00-5:30 pm in Room 101, Social Sciences Building. Parking is available for $3 in Lot D.

The topic for the August 12 meeting is Universal Health Care around the World. Dr. Mike Wilson will do a brief summary of health care systems around the world.  Participants will discuss what the U.S. can learn from those systems as well as the pitfalls to be avoided.

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OLLI/CSUMB

The OLLI/CSUMB is on summer recess until September.

During the regular school year, meetings are on the third Monday of the month, from 4:00-5:30 at the CSUMB Ryan Ranch Location. Parking is free. Note: please RSVP for this group at either csumb.edu/olli or (831) 582-5500 so that you can receive course communications.

Check the OLLI/CSUMB website for information.

Discussion Groups for July 2019

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WACMB Discussion Group meetings are free and open to the public.


MPC

Meetings are on the second Monday of the month, from 4:00-5:30 pm in Room 101, Social Sciences Building. Parking is available for $3 in Lot D.

The topic for the July 8 meeting is How do tariffs affect international policy? What are tariffs’ effects on the U.S. economy?

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OLLI/CSUMB

The OLLI/CSUMB is on summer recess until September.

During the regular school year, meetings are on the third Monday of the month, from 4:00-5:30 at the CSUMB Ryan Ranch Location. Parking is free. Note: please RSVP for this group at either csumb.edu/olli or (831) 582-5500 so that you can receive course communications.

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Discussion Groups for June 2019

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WACMB Discussion Group meetings are free and open to the public.

WACMB coordinates two ongoing discussion groups, which are free and open to the public. Each month, the group selects the topic for the following month’s discussion.


MPC

Meetings are on the second Monday of the month, from 4:00-5:30 pm in Room 101, Social Sciences Building. Parking is available for $3 in Lot D.

The topic for the June 10 meeting is“Afghanistan: Prospects for Peace or Endless War.” Over fifty years after the founding of Israel, tensions remain. Can common ground be found between the two sides?

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OLLI/CSUMB

Meetings are on the third Monday of the month, from 4:00-5:30 at the CSUMB Ryan Ranch Location. Parking is free. Note: please RSVP for this group at either csumb.edu/olli or (831) 582-5500 so that you can receive course communications.

The topic for the June 17 meeting is Brexit.

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Discussion Groups for May 2019

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WACMB Discussion Group meetings are free and open to the public.

WACMB coordinates two ongoing discussion groups, which are free and open to the public. Each month, the group selects the topic for the following month’s discussion.


MPC

Meetings are on the second Monday of the month, from 4:00-5:30 pm in Room 101, Social Sciences Building. Parking is available for $3 in Lot D.

The topic for the May 13 meeting is“The Israeli-Palestinian Conundrum.” Over fifty years after the founding of Israel, tensions remain. Can common ground be found between the two sides?

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OLLI/CSUMB

Meetings are on the third Monday of the month, from 4:00-5:30 at the CSUMB Ryan Ranch Location. Parking is free. Note: please RSVP for this group at either csumb.edu/olli or (831) 582-5500 so that you can receive course communications.

The topic for the May 20 meeting is Israel and Palestine.

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Discussion Groups for April 2019

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WACMB Discussion Group meetings are free and open to the public.

WACMB coordinates two ongoing discussion groups, which are free and open to the public. Each month, the group selects the topic for the following month’s discussion.


MPC

Meetings are on the second Monday of the month, from 4:00-5:30 pm in Room 101, Social Sciences Building. Parking is available for $3 in Lot D.

The topic for the April 8 meeting is“The Venezuelan Crisis…What Role Should the U.S. Play?”

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OLLI/CSUMB

Meetings are on the third Monday of the month, from 4:00-5:30 at the CSUMB Ryan Ranch Location. Parking is free. Note: please RSVP for this group at either csumb.edu/olli or (831) 582-5500 so that you can receive course communications.

The topic for the April 15 meeting is Climate Change.

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Discussion Groups for March 2019

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From January through March, WACMB presents Great Decisions, an eight-week program produced by the Foreign Policy Association of America (FPA). Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. Each year, the program provides background information and policy options for eight of the most critical issues facing the United States; this information serves as the focal text for discussion groups all across the country, including ones at MPC and OLLI/CSUMB.

Great Decisions is free and open to the public.

The following topics will be discussed in March:

  • Decoding US-China Trade
  • Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics
  • The US and Mexico: Partnership Tested
  • State of the State Dept. and Diplomacy.

Click here for more information about these topics on the Great Decisions website.

Briefing Books are available for purchase from the moderators at each site on a first come/first served basis. Or order online on the Great Decisions website or by calling 1-800-477-5836. Ordering by phone or online may be more expensive than buying in person.


MPC

Meetings are 4:00-5:30 pm in Room 101, Social Sciences Building, on Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25. Parking is available for $3 in Lot D.

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OLLI/CSUMB

Meetings are 4:00-5:30 at the CSUMB Ryan Ranch Location, on Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25. Parking is free. Preregistration is required for the OLLI program. Register at olli.csumb.edu (do not include a “www” at the beginning of the URL).

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Discussion Groups for Jan-Mar 2019

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From January through March, WACMB presents Great Decisions, an eight-week program produced by the Foreign Policy Association of America (FPA). Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. Each year, the program provides background information and policy options for eight of the most critical issues facing the United States; this information serves as the focal text for discussion groups all across the country, including ones at MPC and OLLI/CSUMB.

Great Decisions is free and open to the public.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Refugees and Global Migration
  • The Middle East: Regional Disorder
  • Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?
  • The Rise of Populism in Europe
  • Decoding US-China Trade
  • Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics
  • The US and Mexico: Partnership Tested
  • State of the State Dept. and Diplomacy.

Click here for more information about these topics on the Great Decisions website.

Briefing Books are available for purchase from the moderators at each site on a first come/first served basis. Or order online on the Great Decisions website or by calling 1-800-477-5836. Ordering by phone or online may be more expensive than buying in person.


MPC

Meetings are 4:00-5:30 pm in Room 101, Social Sciences Building, on Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25. Parking is available for $3 in Lot D.

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OLLI/CSUMB

Meetings are 4:00-5:30 at the CSUMB Ryan Ranch Location, on Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25. Parking is free. Preregistration is required for the OLLI program. Register at olli.csumb.edu (do not include a “www” at the beginning of the URL).

Click here to get an electronic event notice for all of the above OLLI/CSUMB meetings for your online calendar.