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World Affairs

Edlis-Neeson Great Decisions Discussion Series

In this eight-week series, participants gather to discuss key foreign policy issues facing the world today. Lead by volunteer moderators, participants will engage in moderated discussions with their fellow citizens. This year’s topics will include The Waning of Pax Americana, Russia’s Foreign Policy, China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation, Media and Foreign Policy, Turkey: A Partner in Crisis, U.S. Global Engagement and the Military, South Africa’s Fragile Democracy, and Global Health: Progress and Challenges.

This week’s topic is Media and Foreign Policy. State and non-state actors today must maneuver a complex and rapidly evolving media landscape. Conventional journalism now competes with user-generated content. Official channels of communication can be circumvented through social media. Foreign policy is tweeted from the White House and “fake news” has entered the zeitgeist. Cyberwarfare, hacking and misinformation pose complex security threats. How are actors using media to pursue and defend their interests in the international arena? What are the implications for U.S. policy?

Dates and Times: Tuesdays, January 30 – March 20, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

*This series is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email


Event information
Tue Feb 20, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Koch Building, Aspen Institute
1000 N. Third St.
Aspen, CO