Week 11 Lectures

Tuesday – Topics discussed included:

  • Boyer has a moustache!
  • North Korea might be shooting a rocket into space AND doing an underground nuclear explosions test!
  • Fighting in Syria has overlapped into Turkey – Article 5 can be invoked! It’s more justified than what happened in Libya
  • Saudi Arabia is willing to arm the Syrian opposition!
  • How to stay informed and smart about the news!
  • There was a ten-year-old who had a baby in South America? What?
  • You got’sta know the SCO!
  • Is Putin rebuilding the Soviet Union?
  • Russia and China have a joint space program
  • Cultural organizations – the Arab League, African Union
  • Different types of religion – ethnic (born into) and universalizing (spreading everywhere!)
  • There are two aircraft carriers in the Persian Gulf
  • Instagram! It’s another .com bubble. D=
  • All about tulips! The first stock market bubble!

Thursday – Topics discussed included:

  • There was a standoff between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea
  • Japan is ready to shoot North Korea’s rocket
  • The cease fire in Syria is on! Will it last?
  • Sixth Summit of the Americas is going to happen in Colombia. But what is it? And why is the location important? (They’re talking about drug policy)
  • Colombia – the rising star of Latin America!
  • There is hope for Mexico!
  • The G-8 and G-20: what they are, what they do, and their history
  • The BRICS
  • The difference between BRICS, the G-8, G-20, and the other organizations!
  • CHINA RICH! It’s the powerhouse of East Asia! But not all of China is the same…
  • Soccer on the Tibetan Plateau!
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