Great Discussions (Seminars)

In his book, Tales of a New America (1987), Robert Reich identifies four myths of American culture, one of which he calls “The Mob at the Gate,” the idea that we see ourselves as “uniquely blessed but continually endangered by foreign menaces.” Reich argues that we need to rethink this and other myths about ourselves and the rest of the world.


What better way to (re)think about the world and America’s role than to share thoughts with friends and neighbors about some of the hottest foreign policy issues confronting the United States today.   This seminar series, utilizing Foreign Policy Association materials, focuses on select global issues and their implications for the U.S.  


Issues vary each year, enrollment is limited, and there is a small fee to cover costs of seminar material.


Previous seminar series took place in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.  For a list of topics discussed each year, go to Past Events on the GAC Homepage.