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.
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