“Populism in Europe: What does the future hold?” at Tucson Great Decisions Assn. Breakfast

    January 27, 2017 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
    Viscount Suites Hotel
    4855 E Broadway Blvd
    Tucson, AZ 85711
    “The Tucson Great Decisions Association announces its annual “Kick-Off Breakfast,” an event that begins the season of Great Decisions discussions around the Tucson area. The topic for morning will be “Populism in Europe: What Does the Future Hold?”  The speaker will be Paulette Kurzer, from the University of Arizona’s School of Government and Public Policy. Professor Kurzer has published widely on the European Union and its politics, and she is the Director of the online graduate program in International Security.  The breakfast meeting will be on January 27, 2017 at the Viscount Suites Hotel, 4855 East Broadway. Doors open at 8:30 AM and the breakfast buffet begins at 9 AM. Paid reservations at $17 per person must be received by January 20th—there will be no walk-in admissions for this event. Tickets may be reserved online at www.tgda.org.
     Great Decisions is a national program of the nonpartisan, nonprofit Foreign Policy Association. It consists of small-group discussions on selected topics of international interest; the topics change each year. Here in the Tucson area there are some 20 groups meeting at various times and places. The cost to purchase the “Briefing Book” that accompanies the program is only $17, a significant discount from the $25 cover price; and if you choose to attend one of the groups that meets in a public library, the Pima County Library will cover the cost of your book. Visit the website, www.tgda.org, for more information on the organization, this year’s topics, locations of groups, and more.”
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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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