The Hudson Library & Historical Society continues its 2017 Great Decisions foreign series on Wednesday, May 10 at 7 p.m with a discussion on Saudi Arabia in Transition. Russell Morrison, who teaches Ancient World History, Elementary Arabic and Middle East Studies at Western Reserve Academy, will moderate the discussion.

Mr. Morrison began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer and subsequently worked as a program director and executive officer with the Peace Corps and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Following his government service, he worked with the Rubbermaid/Little Tikes Company® traveling extensively as the director of corporate sales and marketing for the Middle East/Africa region and subsequently managing the Asia Pacific region. Over a 13-year period, he and his family lived in Tunisia, Yemen, Morocco, Hungary and Singapore.

Mr. Morrison is a member of the history department and teaches courses in Ancient World History, Elementary Arabic and Middle East Studies. In addition, he serves as the international student coordinator, student newspaper advisor and is a golf and baseball coach. He lives in Hudson with his wife, Karyl who he met in the Peace Corps. They have three children, Kolton '06, Kelsey '08 and Kimberly '15.

Great Decisions, the largest discussion group on foreign affairs in the United States, is free and open to anyone interested in discussing foreign policies. The group will meet monthly, (the group will not meet July, August, or December). Participants will meet, watch a 30-minute documentary from the Great Decisions in Foreign Policy PBS televisions series and discuss. Expert moderators from area universities and organizations will lead the conversation. Copies of the briefing books, which contain short essays about each topic, are available for participants to check out from the library.
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