Making Democracy Work

Great Decisions Program 2015

Description of the program

The 2015 program will be held in the Mary Fessler Community Room of the public library in Blacksburg. Participants may bring a bag lunch.

Participants read an analysis of each of the eight topics in the Foreign Policy Association Briefing Book. Each session begins with the viewing of a Foreign Policy Association DVD of experts discussing the topic. Then, a Resource Person with a background in the topic will present a short lecture, answer questions from participants, and lead discussion of the topic.

The programs are free and open to the public. The Foreign Policy briefing book may be purchased for $22. You may order a copy of the book when you register (see below). A copy of the briefing book will also be on reserve in the Blacksburg library for in-library use. Additional information about the 2015 program is available on the Foreign Policy Association website.

Registering in advance will let leaders know how many people will be taking part in the program and how many Briefing Books to order.

To join the 2015 Great Decisions program, please contact, as soon as possible, either Nancy Warren (951-1660) or Jane Sprague (961-1532).

Great Decisions Topics for 2015

(Refer to topic descriptions for details.)

Russia and the Near Abroad

Privacy in the Digital Age

Sectarianism in the Middle East

India Changes Course

U.S. Policy Toward Africa

Syria's Refugee Crisis

Human Trafficking in the 21st Century

Brazil's Metamorphosis