US Diplomats Discuss US Foreign Policy with GIPA and IBSU Students (November 20)

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On November 20, the U.S. Embassy hosted international relations students from the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) and International Black Sea University (IBSU) to a lecture on U.S. Foreign Policy in the Asia-Pacific region and U.S.-China relations.  The lecture, delivered by Press Attaché Dan Hastings, was the second session of a six week-long course on US Foreign Policy in the 21st Century being presented by the Embassy as part of a Massive Open Online Course created by Dr. Bruce Jentleson,  a Political Science Professor at Duke University.  The goal of the course is to provide international relations students with a better understanding of U.S. foreign policy, how it is elaborated and implemented, and how it affects the rest of the world.  Each of the six week courses is geared to U.S. foreign policy in different regions of the world.  The discussion was facilitated by Khatuna Burkadze, an Associate Professor at IBSU and an alumna of the Study of the United States Institute (SUSI) exchange program sponsored by the United States government.