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Presidential Decision-Making 2

This is a three part sequence of courses, each of which may be taken independently of the others.
The intent of this course cycle is to examine presidential decisions and their effects on U.S. international relations and foreign policy.
Course II  begins with Lyndon B. Johnson and will continue through the presidency of George H. W. Bush. We will discuss presidential decisions to escalate bombings, the withdrawl of troops under the U.S.-Vietnam Peace Agreement, the recognition of the People's Republic of China and severed relations with Taiwan, the era of Reagan-Gorbachev negotiations, and the fall of the Soviet Union.

Dr. Mark Stern received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Rochester (1970). He taught at the University of Central Florida (1972-1994) where he directed the University Honors Program, received the University Teacher of the Year Award, and later served as the Senior V.P. and the V.P. for Academic Affairs at Shepherd University (1994-2015). He has published a scholarly book, "Calculating Visions: Kennedy, Johnson and Civil Rights" and numerous articles about the impacts of presidential decisions. He has taught adult students since his retirement in 2015 and holds Associate Emeritus Professor status at Arizona State University.


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