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Prisoners of Geography   

This class has been moved from in-person to on-line only. If you have any questions, please contact the office. 

We will read and discuss the title book by Tim Marshall. Individual leaders and their politics come and go, but factors like mountains, oceans and climate continue to shape the behavior and culture of countries. Although technology provides some ways of easing these obstacles, geography has made indelible marks on them. Some examples: Why is Putin so obsessed with Crimea? Why was the US destined to become a global superpower? Why does China’s power base continue to expand? Why will Europe never be united? The answers tend to be geographical. From Newsweek, “In an ever more complex, chaotic, and interlinked world, Prisoners of Geography is a concise and useful primer on geopolitics and a critical guide to one of the major determining factors in world affairs." Please read the Introduction and Chapter One (pg. 1-37) for the first session.

Gerry Lapidus has conducted OLLI book discussions for many years. The classes are informal and conversational.

 
  • Prisoners of Geography
  • Fee: $42.00
    Item Number: OLLOOSG22041
    Dates: 3/25/2024 - 5/6/2024
    Times: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Days: M
    Sessions: 7
    Building: Online only
    Room:
    Instructor: Gerry Lapidus
    REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. This class is already in session.
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