2015 Great Decisions: Foreign Policy Association

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Course Description

In a world of ever-changing politics, advancing technologies, wars and revolts; confront the future and learn from the past by diving into U.S. foreign policy, the challenges it embarks and the world's future it strives towards.

Eight topics selected by the Foreign Policy Association and analyzed in the Great Decisions 2015 Handbook are covered in this course. The topics are:

  1. Russia's Foreign Policy
  2. Privacy in a Digital World
  3. Sunni vs Shia
  4. India Rising
  5. The Promise of Africa
  6. Syria Refugee Crisis
  7. Modern Day Slavery
  8. Building Brazil

With a mixture of video lectures, quizzes, and optional supplemental readings from the Great Decisions 2015 Briefing Book indulge yourself in the world of foreign policy with this course by Great Decisions.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is targeted for the general public and is appropriate at the high school and university levels.
  • Individuals who are interested in learning about foreign policy and why it is important and relevant to today's current events

Expected Outcomes

  1. Individuals are given the opportunity to receive a certificate for successfully completing the course. The purpose of this course is to promote public engagement on leading foreign policy challenges confronting U.S. policymakers and the American public. Its objective is to provide a non-partisan analysis of eight topics of enduring relevance to the U.S. and the world and to outline foreign policy options for each. Requirements The lecture series is designed to be suitable for all individuals interested in obtaining information about the foreign policy challenges our nation faces. Optionally you can purchase Great Decisions 2015 Briefing Book for further readings and activities from the Foreign Policy Association website. Description In a world of ever-changing politics, advancing technologies, wars and revolts; confront the future and learn from the past by diving into U.S. foreign policy, the challenges it embarks and the world's future it strives towards. Eight topics selected by the Foreign Policy Association and analyzed in the Great Decisions 2015 Handbook are covered in this course. The topics are: Russia's Foreign Policy Privacy in a Digital World Sunni vs Shia India Rising The Promise of Africa Syria Refugee Crisis Modern Day Slavery Building Brazil With a mixture of video lectures, quizzes, and optional supplemental readings from the Great Decisions 2015 Briefing Book indulge yourself in the world of foreign policy with this course by Great Decisions. Who this course is for: This course is targeted for the general public and is appropriate at the high school and university levels. Individuals who are interested in learning about foreign policy and why it is important and relevant to today's current events Show more Show less Course content 9 sections • 25 lectures • 5h 52m total length Expand all sections Great Decisions 2015 Course Introduction 1 lecture • 5min Great Decisions 2015 Course Introduction Preview 04:50 Section 1- Sphere of Influence: Russia's Foreign Policy 3 lectures • 46min Segment 1: U.S. Debate over Russia's Importance Preview 14:54 Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 2: The Ukrainian Crisis 17:22 Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 3: U.S. Foreign Policy Options for Ukraine 14:09 Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions 7 questions Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 1 Quiz: 10 Questions 10 questions Section 2- The Tradeoff: Privacy in a Digital World 3 lectures • 48min Segment 1: Origins of Privacy Rights 19:26 Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 2: Privacy at the Global Level 13:22 Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 3: Questions and Options for Privacy Issues 15:33 Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions 7 questions Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 2 Quiz: 10 Questions 10 questions Section 3- The Great Divide: Sunni vs Shia 3 lectures • 50min Segment 1: Organization and Sectarianism 21:19 Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 2: Shia/Sunni Divide and ISIS 16:19 Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 3: Lessons from Wars and Future Challenges 12:12 Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions 7 questions Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 3 Quiz: 10 Questions 10 questions Section 4- India Rising 3 lectures • 46min Segment 1: India's Emergence and Domestic Challenges 20:13 Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 2: International Status and Power Struggle 12:12 Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 3: India and U.S. Relationship 13:35 Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions 7 questions Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 4 Quiz: 10 Questions 10 questions Section 5- The Promise of Africa 3 lectures • 36min Segment 1: Overview of Africa 14:41 Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 2: Africa's Instability and U.S. Foreign Policy Interests 07:56 Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 3: Africa and the Major Powers 13:49 Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions 7 questions Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 5 Quiz: 10 Questions 10 questions Section 6- Syria: The World's Largest Refugee Crisis 3 lectures • 38min Segment 1: Concept of Refugees 13:18 Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 2: Military Options and Sources of Refugee Crisis 12:38 Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 3: Prospects of a Political Resolution on the Crisis 12:14 Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions 7 questions Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 6 Quiz: 10 Questions 10 questions Section 7- Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery 3 lectures • 40min Segment 1: Concept of Human Trafficking 12:43 Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 2: Ways to Confront Human Trafficking 14:32 Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 3: Structural Causes of Human Trafficking 12:23 Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions 7 questions Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 7 Quiz: 10 Questions 10 questions Section 8- Building Brazil 3 lectures • 43min Segment 1: Brazil in Metamorphosis 16:33 Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 2: Domestic Challenges of Brazil 15:36 Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 3: Brazil and the U.S. 10:43 Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions 7 questions Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 8 Quiz: 10 Questions 10 questions Instructors Foreign Policy Association Learning & Development (L&D) 4.7 Instructor Rating 630 Reviews 1,749 Students 3 Courses The mission of the Foreign Policy Association today, as it has been throughout its 100-year history, is to serve as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the FPA encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process. Jeffrey S. Morton, a professor of Political Science and Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association, received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1995. The author of three books and numerous journal articles, Dr. Morton teaches in the Department of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University. A designated Master Teacher, 2004 University Researcher of the Year and 2012 College Distinguished Teacher of the Year, professor Morton offers undergraduate instruction in the fields of international law, diplomacy and American foreign policy. In 2012, Jeffrey Morton was the recipient of the Foreign Policy Association Medal. Show more Show less Jeffrey Morton Professor of International Relations 4.7 Instructor Rating 630 Reviews 1,749 Students 3 Courses Jeffrey S. Morton is Professor of International Relations and a Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association in New York City. Dr. Morton began his college studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he majored in Political Science. He received his Master's degree from Rutgers University in 1991, specializing in the causes of war. Professor Morton completed his Ph. D. at the University of South Carolina in 1995, where he specialized in international law with a concentration in U.S. foreign policy. Additionally, Dr. Morton completed the International Law Commission Summer Training Program at the European Headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The author of three books, numerous journal articles and book chapters, Professor Morton has published on issues ranging from the legality of interventions and weapons of war to the United Nations, Israeli security and U.S. foreign policy. Dr. Morton has lectured nationally and internationally on matters relating to U.S. foreign policy. In 2012, Dr. Morton was awarded the prestigious Foreign Policy Association Medal. Born and raised in North Carolina, Jeffrey Morton is married to Florence, a native of France. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? 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  2. The purpose of this course is to promote public engagement on leading foreign policy challenges confronting U.S. policymakers and the American public. Its objective is to provide a non-partisan analysis of eight topics of enduring relevance to the U.S. and the world and to outline foreign policy options for each. Requirements The lecture series is designed to be suitable for all individuals interested in obtaining information about the foreign policy challenges our nation faces. Optionally you can purchase Great Decisions 2015 Briefing Book for further readings and activities from the Foreign Policy Association website. Description In a world of ever-changing politics, advancing technologies, wars and revolts; confront the future and learn from the past by diving into U.S. foreign policy, the challenges it embarks and the world's future it strives towards. Eight topics selected by the Foreign Policy Association and analyzed in the Great Decisions 2015 Handbook are covered in this course. The topics are: Russia's Foreign Policy Privacy in a Digital World Sunni vs Shia India Rising The Promise of Africa Syria Refugee Crisis Modern Day Slavery Building Brazil With a mixture of video lectures, quizzes, and optional supplemental readings from the Great Decisions 2015 Briefing Book indulge yourself in the world of foreign policy with this course by Great Decisions. Who this course is for: This course is targeted for the general public and is appropriate at the high school and university levels. Individuals who are interested in learning about foreign policy and why it is important and relevant to today's current events Show more Show less Course content 9 sections • 25 lectures • 5h 52m total length Expand all sections Great Decisions 2015 Course Introduction 1 lecture • 5min Great Decisions 2015 Course Introduction Preview 04:50 Section 1- Sphere of Influence: Russia's Foreign Policy 3 lectures • 46min Segment 1: U.S. Debate over Russia's Importance Preview 14:54 Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 2: The Ukrainian Crisis 17:22 Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 3: U.S. Foreign Policy Options for Ukraine 14:09 Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions 7 questions Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 1 Quiz: 10 Questions 10 questions Section 2- The Tradeoff: Privacy in a Digital World 3 lectures • 48min Segment 1: Origins of Privacy Rights 19:26 Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 2: Privacy at the Global Level 13:22 Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 3: Questions and Options for Privacy Issues 15:33 Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions 7 questions Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 2 Quiz: 10 Questions 10 questions Section 3- The Great Divide: Sunni vs Shia 3 lectures • 50min Segment 1: Organization and Sectarianism 21:19 Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 2: Shia/Sunni Divide and ISIS 16:19 Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 3: Lessons from Wars and Future Challenges 12:12 Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions 7 questions Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 3 Quiz: 10 Questions 10 questions Section 4- India Rising 3 lectures • 46min Segment 1: India's Emergence and Domestic Challenges 20:13 Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 2: International Status and Power Struggle 12:12 Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 3: India and U.S. Relationship 13:35 Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions 7 questions Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 4 Quiz: 10 Questions 10 questions Section 5- The Promise of Africa 3 lectures • 36min Segment 1: Overview of Africa 14:41 Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 2: Africa's Instability and U.S. Foreign Policy Interests 07:56 Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 3: Africa and the Major Powers 13:49 Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions 7 questions Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 5 Quiz: 10 Questions 10 questions Section 6- Syria: The World's Largest Refugee Crisis 3 lectures • 38min Segment 1: Concept of Refugees 13:18 Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 2: Military Options and Sources of Refugee Crisis 12:38 Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 3: Prospects of a Political Resolution on the Crisis 12:14 Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions 7 questions Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 6 Quiz: 10 Questions 10 questions Section 7- Human Trafficking: Modern Day Slavery 3 lectures • 40min Segment 1: Concept of Human Trafficking 12:43 Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 2: Ways to Confront Human Trafficking 14:32 Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 3: Structural Causes of Human Trafficking 12:23 Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions 7 questions Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 7 Quiz: 10 Questions 10 questions Section 8- Building Brazil 3 lectures • 43min Segment 1: Brazil in Metamorphosis 16:33 Quiz on Segment 1: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 2: Domestic Challenges of Brazil 15:36 Quiz on Segment 2: 7 Questions 7 questions Segment 3: Brazil and the U.S. 10:43 Quiz on Segment 3: 7 Questions 7 questions Great Decisions Handbook Chapter 8 Quiz: 10 Questions 10 questions Instructors Foreign Policy Association Learning & Development (L&D) 4.7 Instructor Rating 630 Reviews 1,749 Students 3 Courses The mission of the Foreign Policy Association today, as it has been throughout its 100-year history, is to serve as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the FPA encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process. Jeffrey S. Morton, a professor of Political Science and Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association, received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1995. The author of three books and numerous journal articles, Dr. Morton teaches in the Department of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University. A designated Master Teacher, 2004 University Researcher of the Year and 2012 College Distinguished Teacher of the Year, professor Morton offers undergraduate instruction in the fields of international law, diplomacy and American foreign policy. In 2012, Jeffrey Morton was the recipient of the Foreign Policy Association Medal. Show more Show less Jeffrey Morton Professor of International Relations 4.7 Instructor Rating 630 Reviews 1,749 Students 3 Courses Jeffrey S. Morton is Professor of International Relations and a Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association in New York City. Dr. Morton began his college studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he majored in Political Science. He received his Master's degree from Rutgers University in 1991, specializing in the causes of war. Professor Morton completed his Ph. D. at the University of South Carolina in 1995, where he specialized in international law with a concentration in U.S. foreign policy. Additionally, Dr. Morton completed the International Law Commission Summer Training Program at the European Headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The author of three books, numerous journal articles and book chapters, Professor Morton has published on issues ranging from the legality of interventions and weapons of war to the United Nations, Israeli security and U.S. foreign policy. Dr. Morton has lectured nationally and internationally on matters relating to U.S. foreign policy. In 2012, Dr. Morton was awarded the prestigious Foreign Policy Association Medal. Born and raised in North Carolina, Jeffrey Morton is married to Florence, a native of France. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? 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