Program Details

American Foreign Policy

Jeffrey Morton
Politics / Current Events
Video Catch-up

Course Description

Based upon his popular Great Decisions format, Professor Morton will evaluate seven critical issues confronting American foreign policy makers. Each issue will be considered for its historical and contemporary relevance and strategic value to the United States. Policy options for each issue will be presented and analyzed.


  1. Jamaica: The Storm Beneath the Calm Surface.
  2. Haiti: A Nation That Continues to Struggle for Normalcy.
  3. Egypt: A Steady Dictatorship.
  4. The Black Sea: A GeoPolitical Struggle Heats Up.
  5. NATO: What Role for History's Greatest Defense Alliance?
  6. Mongolia: Sandwiched Between Russia & China.
  7. Israel: A Path Forward?

About the Instructor

  • Jeffrey Morton, Ph.D., is the Pierrepont Comfort Chair in Political Science and a Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association. He is the recipient of the prestigious FPA Medal, which is bestowed upon leading members of the American foreign policy establishment. He has been honored with numerous university awards, including Researcher of the Year, Talon Service Award, Master Teacher and University Distinguished Teacher of the Year. Professor Morton has contributed to articles that have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. He directs the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program, which has received forty-seven national and international awards for academic excellence and placed 1st overall at Nationals in Washington, D.C. in 2018 & 2020.

    Lifelong Learning Society Distinguished Professor of Current Affairs, 2005-08
    Recipient of the LLS 2002 Excellence in Teaching Award

Upcoming programs presented by Jeffrey Morton.

TypeNumberInstructorCourse TitleAdd to Cart
7wk F273 Jeffrey Morton American Foreign Policy
Tues., October 5, 12, 19; November 2, 16, 30; December 7: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm