Foreign Policy Forum Brown Bag Lunch meets at noon on the third Thursday of the month

Our Foreign Policy Forum discussion group meets for a brown bag lunch at Noon on the third Thursday of every month. We usually have a speaker or a discussion leader on specific topics, but sometimes we just meet to discuss the latest foreign affairs developments and policy outrages. The discussion is always most vigorous.

Foreign Policy Book Club meets at noon on the first Wednesday of the month

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The Foreign Policy Book Club meets at noon on the first Wednesday of every month, and the membership is quite robust in its experience and expertise.  The books the club selects are available for loan at the information desk of the Rust Library– just ask for the Marshall House books.

Here’s a sampling of books The Marshall House Book Club, started in 2016, has read and discussed:

-The Revenge of Geography  ̶ Robert Kaplan

-Breaking Faith  ̶  Graham Fuller

-In Search of a Useable Past: The Marshall Plan and Postwar Reconstruction  ̶  Barry Machado

-The Battle for God  ̶   Karen Armstrong

-A World in Disarray  ̶ Richard Haass

-Playing to the Edge  ̶  Michael Hayden

-The United States of Jihad ̶ Peter Bergen

-The Guns of August  ̶  Barbara Tuchman

-On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons for the Twentieth Century  ̶  Tim Snyder

-Russia:  What Everyone Needs to Know  ̶  Timothy Colton

-The New Arab Wars: Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East  ̶  Mark Lynch

-Honest Patriot    ̶    Donald Shriver

-The Kurds:  A Modern History ̶ Michael Gunter

-The Imperial Cruise  ̶  James Bradley

-A Concise History of US Foreign Policy  ̶  Joyce Kaufman

-The Forgotten Continent: A History of Latin America  ̶  Michael Reid

-The Clash of Civilizations ̶ Samuel Huntington

-The Hundred Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower  ̶  Michael Pillsbury

-The Terror Years  ̶  Lawrence Wright

-The Quantum Spy  ̶  David Ignatius

-Us vs Them:  The Failure of Globalism  ̶  Ian Bremmer

-The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage and Fear in the Cyber Age  ̶  David Sanger

-A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World  ̶  William Bernstein

-What the Qur’an Meant and Why It Matters  ̶  Garry Wills

-The Crusades Through Arab Eyes ̶ Amin Maalouf

-Ghost Wars:  The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan and BinLaden, From The Soviet Invasion to

-September 11, 2001  ̶  Stephen Coll

-The Jungle Grows Back  ̶  Robert Kagan

-The Soul of America  ̶  John Meecham

-Vietnam:  An Epic Tragedy 1945-1975  ̶  Max Hastings