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The Amazing America program is designed to inform the audience about the history and geography of the United States of America. The country "across the pond", the size of Europe, still hides many secrets. Learning about the natural wonders of the United States, history, customs, culture, but also the way of life, we expand our perspectives and contribute to understanding and tolerance.
The series of lectures of this program will cover a variety of geographical and historical topics.

Monday, October 14 at 5:30 pm
"US Territories - Possesses of Geopolitical Power"

Besides 50 federal states and Washington D.C., the USA has larger number of dependent territories or ones with limited independence. Most of them are positioned in the Pacific. In the third lecture of the "Amazing USA" program, we will meet with the geographic characteristics of islands which are US territories and what importance they have on the US geopolitical position in the world.

Monday, October 28 at 5:30 pm
"Yugoslavia - USA relations in Arab - Israel conflict 1967-1971"

War on the Middle East in 1967 was the complicated geopolitical position of the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia and its relations with the United States. On one hand, due to continuing to make good relations with Arab countries, in first place with Egypt in order to form Non-Aligned Movement, Josip Broz Tito was compelled to stay on their side although he was aware that Arabs with their behavior caused the war. On the other hand, Yugoslavia - USA relations were in downfall, and this war threatened to make them worse. On which way the Yugoslavian Government made a balance between good relations with the USA as a guarantee of their sovereignty over the Soviet Union and working with Arab countries in the Non-Aligned Movement? That story will tell us MSc Dušan Radonjić, Ph.D. candidate of Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade, expert for American - Yugoslavian relations during the Cold War. 

The moderator is Ph.D. Rastislav Stojsavljevic, a doctor of geosciences and a master historian. He is employed at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics in Novi Sad as an assistant professor, where he teaches elementary students in the subject "Regional Geography of the United States of America". He obtained his master's degree at the Faculty of Philosophy in Novi Sad on the topic "Territorial Expansion of the United States of America: 1783-1912".

07.10.2019


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