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Great Decisions: Mideast Realignment


Adult / Lifelong Learning -
Adult Summer 2024

Jay Shahidi: Mehr “Jay” Shahidi is free-lance international affairs researcher, lobbyist, public speaker, consultant, human rights activist as well as a business owner.

Jay has taught Great Decisions Courses for Global Minnesota and Foreign Policy Association since 2005.

He is the Advocacy Chair and past president of the United Nations Association of USA, the Harold E. Stassen Chapter in Minnesota which is part of the United Nations Foundation. He also served on the National Council of the organization for three years and in 2019 was presented its Arnold Goodman Lifetime Achievement Award for 54 years of concerted advocacy of the UN mission and for his tireless humanitarian efforts.

Jay has been an active member of Amnesty International and Minnesota Peace Project and has done citizen lobbying at all levels of government in US for over 51 years.

Mideast RealignmentThe United States and Middle East are at a crossroads. In spite of a reduced presence in the Middle East, the U.S. still has significant national interests there and the area is a key arena for global power politics. Can the U.S. continue to defend its interests in the Middle East and globally with a lower level of military and political involvement, or should it recommit to a leading role in the region?

The United States and Middle East are at a crossroads. In spite of a reduced presence in the Middle East, the U.S. still has significant national interests there and the area is a key arena for global power politics. Can the U.S. continue to defend its interests in the Middle East and globally with a lower level of military and political involvement, or should it recommit to a leading role in the region?

This Great Decisions event is also being cosponsored by the MN Chapter of the United Nations Association. 

The Great Decisions program provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year and serves as the focal text for discussion groups across the country. The Great Decisions program was created by the Foreign Policy Association. The mission of the Foreign Policy Association today, as it has been for over 100 years, 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.

This program is brought to the community through a partnership with the Edina Senior Center, the Edina Library and Edina Community Ed.

The Friends of the Edina Library and Global Minnesota have graciously co-sponsored this program.

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729-K84
Edina Community Center : ECC Prof Dev - 348
Monday, Jul 29
4:00 - 5:30 PM

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Price: $ 0 00