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Great Decisions – February
February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Greater Naples AAUW Great Decisions Interest Group: New members are welcome to join. Contact group Co-Chairs Donna Carty or Carol Light (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. For information on how to order the 2019 Great Decisions Briefing Book, contact Donna at email@example.com or 239-784-7734.
Meeting Location: Community Room, North Collier Government Services Center, 2335 Orange Blossom Dr., Naples, FL 34109
The building is next to the CC Library HQ.
Topic 8, 2019 Book: “State of the State Department and Diplomacy”
During the Trump administration, the usual ways of conducting diplomacy have been upended. Many positions in the State Department have never been filled, and meeting with foreign leaders such as Kim Jong-un and Vladimir Putin have been undertaken with little advance planning. What effect are these changes having now, and how will they affect ongoing relationships between the United States and its allies and adversaries?
Guest Speaker: Alan Van Egmond
Alan Van Egmond is a retired senior foreign service office who spent 37 years working with the State Dept. & USAID.