Curr Iss In-Person: Unpacking the Headlines April


Course Details

  • Course Code: ENRICH-0837_HAPR
  • Location: University Park
  • Mode of Study: In-person
  • Places Left: 22
  • Waitlist Places Left: 5
  • Fee: $45
Unpacking the Headlines with Gary Grappo
One In-Person Session
Thur., Apr. 18, 2024, 6:30-8:30 pm MT

It’s no secret that the world these days is an unsettling place, teeming with vexing change and unprecedented challenges. Join former U.S. Ambassador to the Middle East and popular instructor Gary Grappo for a two-hour session on current issues he identifies as the most pressing at the moment, while learning the facts and gaining insight from his years of firsthand experience in international affairs, diplomacy and U.S. foreign policy. Ambassador Grappo dives into the headline stories, explores sometimes hidden implications and assesses options. These may include regional topics such as: What’s next in the Middle East, Ukraine, China’s economy in decline, implications of an expanding BRICS, the U.S. dollar, Iran and the new gold. They may also address transnational issues, such as oil and the global economy, food security, refugees and other stories that impact the U.S. Join one or both sessions, which take place at the University of Denver and include lecture and discussion with Ambassador Grappo. You’ll get the chance to engage with him, ask questions, share ideas and even challenge him if you so desire.

Gary Grappo is a distinguished fellow at The Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Ambassador Grappo has nearly 40 years of diplomatic and public policy experience. His career with the U.S. State Department included service in Jerusalem, Baghdad, Oman and Saudi Arabia.


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Days of the Week Start Date End Date Time Venue Instructor
Thursday 18 April 2024 18 April 2024 06:30PM - 08:30PM All Students Gary Grappo