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WACT Foreign Policy Discussion Group: February Meeting

  • Thursday, February 04, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom (please RSVP for link)

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Are you interested in discussing America's role in the world? The World Affairs Council of Tacoma has started a monthly discussion group focused on U.S. foreign policy, to be conducted through Zoom. You don't need to be an expert to participate, just someone who is interested in learning more about topical issues and exchanging views with fellow citizens.

Our first discussion in October was focused on the status of America’s role in the world. December focused on the global crisis of democracy and its implications for American foreign policy. In February, we are fortunate to have Tom Countryman moderate our conversation and present on “An Unappetizing Menu: Biden’s Foreign Policy Choices.”

Mr. Countryman is Chairman of the Board of the Arms Control Association, a nonpartisan NGO which analyzes key security issues and advises the executive branch, Congress, and the public on choices to promote global security and reduce the risk that weapons of mass destruction will be used.

He retired from the Senior Foreign Service in January 2017 after 35 years of service. At that time, he served simultaneously as acting Undersecretary for Arms Control and as Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation. After serving in Belgrade, Washington and Cairo, he advised Ambassador Albright on Middle East affairs at the US Mission to the United Nations and was Director for Near East affairs at the National Security Council. He was born and raised in Tacoma.

To facilitate the discussion, there are two suggested articles to read:

Biden Faces No Shortage of Foreign Policy Problems - OZY | A Modern Media Company

America's History of Luck Is Running Out - Foreign Policy Magazine

Please make sure to save your confirmation email when you RSVP for this event so you can have the Zoom link - thanks!

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