OSHR 1061 - Civilizations in Conflict- The World from 1945 to Today’s Geopolitical Quagmires

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Three divergent viewpoints will address the current geopolitical status of the various "powers" in the world today. In subsequent weeks, we will discuss the geopolitics of: 1) the United States of America as the Once and Future World Hegemon; 2) the USSR and an expanding and aggressive Russia; 3) the Rise (and future prospects) of China and its SE Asia domain; 4) the potential of Europe as a union or otherwise; 5) India and the Indian Ocean; 6) the unity and disunity of the Muslim World in the Middle East and elsewhere; and 7)Three prophesies of the 2020’s World finalists for King (s) of the Hill.

Each week will consist of three 30-minute appraisal and assessment sessions, and a 20-minute open discussion with questions/comments/answers.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.