Jeffrey S. Morton, Ph.D.

LLS Jupiter Distinguished Faculty Award
Foreign Policy Association Fellow


Political Science

Jeffrey S. Morton, Ph.D., is a Professor of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University, a Fellow at the Foreign Policy Association and recipient of the prestigious FPA Medal, which is bestowed upon leading members of the American foreign policy establishment. He has been honored with numerous university awards, including Researcher of the Year, Faculty Talon Award, Master Teacher, and University Distinguished Teacher of the Year. Professor Morton has contributed to articles that have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. He directs the Leon Charney Diplomacy Program, which has received 33 national and international awards for academic excellence and placed 1st overall at Nationals in Washington, D.C. in 2018.

The World in 2040 (Video on Demand)

Join Professor Jeffrey Morton for this special one-time lecture that traces the evolution of world politics over the course of the past twenty years and looks forward to what the world will look like twenty years from now.

Will the world be teaming with nuclear weapons? Will climate change subside? What will countries like Russia, China, Israel, among others, look like? What will be the role of the United States in world affairs in 2040? These and many other issues will be examined in this one-time lecture.

In celebration of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College 20th anniversary, OLLI at FAU, Jupiter has partnered with the Honors College for this presentation. Part of the proceeds from this special lecture will support undergraduate scholarships for students in the Harriett L. Wilkes Honors College.

Video link will be in class' lecture notes. Click here to learn how to access lecture notes for registered classes.
Register Early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.

Course # SNRAV — One Time Event
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Monday, August 24 2020
Time:12 - 1:30 PM
Fee:$30 / member; $35 / non-member

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The World in 2040

Join Professor Jeffrey Morton for this special one-time lecture that traces the evolution of world politics over the course of the past twenty years and looks forward to what the world will look like twenty years from now.

Will the world be teaming with nuclear weapons? Will climate change subside? What will countries like Russia, China, Israel, among others, look like? What will be the role of the United States in world affairs in 2040? These and many other issues will be examined in this one-time lecture.

In celebration of the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College 20th anniversary, OLLI at FAU, Jupiter has partnered with the Honors College for this presentation. Part of the proceeds from this special lecture will support undergraduate scholarships for students in the Harriett L. Wilkes Honors College.

Video link will be in class' lecture notes. Click here to learn how to access lecture notes for registered classes.
Register Early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.

Course # SNRA — One Time Event
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Thursday, April 9 2020
Time:12 - 1:30 PM
Fee:$30 / member; $35 / non-member

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American Foreign Policy (Annex)

Using his popular “Great Decisions” format, Professor Morton will evaluate six critical issues confronting American foreign policy makers. Each issue will be considered for its historical and contemporary relevance and strategic value to the United States. Policy options for each issue will be presented and analyzed.
Six Lectures
  1. The G7 - Is it time to allow Russia back in?
  2. Hong Kong - Can the island of democracy and capitalism survive?
  3. Iran - Growing concerns over a conflict with the United States.
  4. Vietnam - Has our adversary come full circle?
  5. Sudan - The post-Bashir era.
  6. The United Kingdom and the BREXIT Drama - Implications for Europe and the United States.

Course # S6W2X — Full 6 Weeks
Place:Room 151 (Annex), Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Wednesdays, March 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 2020
Time:12 - 1:30 PM
Fee:$75 / member; $98 / non-member

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American Foreign Policy

Using his popular “Great Decisions” format, Professor Morton will evaluate six critical issues confronting American foreign policy makers. Each issue will be considered for its historical and contemporary relevance and strategic value to the United States. Policy options for each issue will be presented and analyzed.
Six Lectures
  1. The G7 - Is it time to allow Russia back in?
  2. Hong Kong - Can the island of democracy and capitalism survive?
  3. Iran - Growing concerns over a conflict with the United States.
  4. Vietnam - Has our adversary come full circle?
  5. Sudan - The post-Bashir era.
  6. The United Kingdom and the BREXIT Drama - Implications for Europe and the United States.

Course # S6W2 — Full 6 Weeks
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Wednesdays, March 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 2020
Time:12 - 1:30 PM
Fee:$75 / member; $98 / non-member

Register Now

American Foreign Policy (Annex)

Using his popular “Great Decisions” format, Professor Morton will evaluate six critical issues confronting American foreign policy makers. Each issue will be considered for its historical and contemporary relevance and strategic value to the United States. Policy options for each issue will be presented and analyzed.
Six Lectures
  1. The G7 - Is it time to allow Russia back in?
  2. Hong Kong - Can the island of democracy and capitalism survive?
  3. Iran - Growing concerns over a conflict with the United States.
  4. Vietnam - Has our adversary come full circle?
  5. Sudan - The post-Bashir era.
  6. The United Kingdom and the BREXIT Drama - Implications for Europe and the United States.

Course # S6W1X — Full 6 Weeks
Place:Room 151 (Annex), Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Wednesdays, March 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 2020
Time:9 - 10:30 AM
Fee:$75 / member; $98 / non-member

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American Foreign Policy (Video-on-Demand)

Using his popular “Great Decisions” format, Professor Morton will evaluate six critical issues confronting American foreign policy makers. Each issue will be considered for its historical and contemporary relevance and strategic value to the United States. Policy options for each issue will be presented and analyzed.

Video link will be in class' lecture notes. Click here to learn how to access lecture notes for registered classes.
Six Lectures
  1. The G7 - Is it time to allow Russia back in?
  2. Hong Kong - Can the island of democracy and capitalism survive?
  3. Iran - Growing concerns over a conflict with the United States.
  4. Vietnam - Has our adversary come full circle?
  5. Sudan - The post-Bashir era.
  6. The United Kingdom and the BREXIT Drama - Implications for Europe and the United States.

Course # S6W1V — Full 6 Weeks
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Tuesdays, July 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25 2020
Time:9 - 10:30 AM
Fee:$75 / member; $98 / non-member

Register Now

American Foreign Policy

Using his popular “Great Decisions” format, Professor Morton will evaluate six critical issues confronting American foreign policy makers. Each issue will be considered for its historical and contemporary relevance and strategic value to the United States. Policy options for each issue will be presented and analyzed.
Six Lectures
  1. The G7 - Is it time to allow Russia back in?
  2. Hong Kong - Can the island of democracy and capitalism survive?
  3. Iran - Growing concerns over a conflict with the United States.
  4. Vietnam - Has our adversary come full circle?
  5. Sudan - The post-Bashir era.
  6. The United Kingdom and the BREXIT Drama - Implications for Europe and the United States.

Course # S6W1 — Full 6 Weeks
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Wednesdays, March 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 2020
Time:9 - 10:30 AM
Fee:$75 / member; $98 / non-member

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American Foreign Policy DEVONSHIRE (Pre-recorded Video Course)

This course offers PRE-RECORDED VIDEO PRESENTATIONS of Professor Morton’s “American Foreign Policy” course. Students will be able to see and hear Professor Morton speak and see his PowerPoint presentation. There WILL NOT be an opportunity to ask him questions because it is prerecorded. Students will be able to hear the questions from other students who were in his class during the recording.

Using his popular “Great Decisions” format, Professor Morton will evaluate six critical issues confronting American foreign policy makers. Each issue will be considered for its historical and contemporary relevance and strategic value to the United States. Policy options for each issue will be presented and analyzed.
Six Lectures
  1. The G7 - Is it time to allow Russia back in?
  2. Hong Kong - Can the island of democracy and capitalism survive?
  3. Iran - Growing concerns over a conflict with the United States.
  4. Vietnam - Has our adversary come full circle?
  5. Sudan - The post-Bashir era.
  6. The United Kingdom and the BREXIT Drama - Implications for Europe and the United States.

Course # S6F8 — Full 6 Weeks
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Fridays, March 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1 2020
Time:3 - 4:30 PM
Fee:$70 / member; $85 / non-member

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American Foreign Policy (Pre-recorded Video Course)

This course offers PRE-RECORDED VIDEO PRESENTATIONS of Professor Morton’s “American Foreign Policy” course. Students will be able to see and hear Professor Morton speak and see his PowerPoint presentation. There WILL NOT be an opportunity to ask him questions because it is prerecorded. Students will be able to hear the questions from other students who were in his class during the recording.

Using his popular “Great Decisions” format, Professor Morton will evaluate six critical issues confronting American foreign policy makers. Each issue will be considered for its historical and contemporary relevance and strategic value to the United States. Policy options for each issue will be presented and analyzed.
Six Lectures
  1. The G7 - Is it time to allow Russia back in?
  2. Hong Kong - Can the island of democracy and capitalism survive?
  3. Iran - Growing concerns over a conflict with the United States.
  4. Vietnam - Has our adversary come full circle?
  5. Sudan - The post-Bashir era.
  6. The United Kingdom and the BREXIT Drama - Implications for Europe and the United States.

Course # S6F7 — Full 6 Weeks
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Fridays, March 27; April 3, 10, 17; May 1, 8 2020
Time:5 - 6:30 PM
Fee:$70 / member; $85 / non-member

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Grading U.S. Secretaries of State Since World War II

Video link available June 1, 2020.

Professor Jeffrey Morton, Foreign Policy Association Fellow, compares and contrasts U.S. Secretaries of State since World War II in this new one-time lecture. Professor Morton grades each Secretary of State based upon her/his foreign policy record and influence over the foreign policy process. Assign your own grades and compare notes with Professor Morton.

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Video link will be in class' lecture notes when made available. Click here to learn how to access lecture notes for registered classes.
Register Early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.

Course # SUR1V — One Time Event
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Sunday, August 23 2020
Time:9 - 10:30 PM
Fee:$30 / member; $35 / non-member

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Worldwide Threat Assessment: Black Swans and Gray Rhinos

Recorded lecture will be available on Friday, July 24, 2020.

In this tour de force lecture, Foreign Policy Association Fellow Professor Jeffrey Morton provides an assessment of threats to global peace and security that American foreign policy makers must prepare for. Black Swan events are rare and unpredictable shocks to the global system, events that we cannot anticipate yet pose grave risks to international security. Gray Rhino events are highly probable, high impact neglected threats that charge at us and must be diverted.

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Video link will be in class' lecture notes. Click here to learn how to access lecture notes for registered classes.
Register Early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.

Course # SUF4V — One Time Event
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Sunday, August 30 2020
Time:10 - 11:30 PM
Fee:$30 / member; $35 / non-member

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The Middle East (Video-on-Demand)

Challenges for U.S. Foreign Policy

Recorded fall 2019 course. Recorded lectures will be available on June 12, 2020.

Using his popular “Great Decisions” format, Professor Morton will evaluate five critical Middle Eastern issues confronting American foreign policy makers. Each issue will be considered for its historical and contemporary relevance and strategic value to the United States. Policy options for each issue will be presented and analyzed.

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Video link will be in class' lecture notes. Click here to learn how to access lecture notes for registered classes.
Five Lectures
  1. Israel - America's strongest ally in a region of turmoil.
  2. Syria - The prospect of ending a devastating war.
  3. Pakistan - Our uncomfortable and evolving relationship.
  4. Tunisia - Where the Arab Spring began.
  5. Afghanistan - What happens after the United States withdraws?

Course # F5W2V — Full 5 Weeks
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Wednesdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 2020
Time:12 - 1:30 PM
Fee:$50 / member; $65 / non-member

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American Foreign Policy (Fall 2019 Course - VOD)

Course recorded in Fall 2019 term.
Recorded lecture will be available on June 26, 2020.


Using his popular “Great Decisions” format, Professor Morton will evaluate five critical issues confronting American foreign policy makers. Each issue will be considered for its historical and contemporary relevance and strategic value to the United States. Policy options for each issue will be presented and analyzed.

Click here for a video preview.

Video link will be in class' lecture notes when made available. Click here to learn how to access lecture notes for registered classes.
Five Lectures
  1. Yugoslavia - Where do we stand two decades after the conclusion of Yugoslavia’s four wars?
  2. Argentina - Critical Latin American ally.
  3. Humanitarian Intervention - What has been gained by interventions on behalf of human rights?
  4. India - Rising power in Asia.
  5. The IMF and the World Bank - The 21st century role of these two global financial institutions.

Course # F5M3V — Full 5 Weeks
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Tuesdays, July 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18 2020
Time:12 - 1:30 PM
Fee:$50 / member; $65 / non-member

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