Jan 29 2017

Discussion Groups on US Foreign Policy Forming

The League of Women Voters Piedmont (LWVP) is proud to host Great Decisions 2017. Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs focusing on the most critical global issues facing America today.  The program and materials are organized by the Foreign Policy Association. The course runs for eight weeks with each week focusing on a new topic. The 2017 season digs into the following global issues:

– The Future of Europe
– Trade and Politics
– Conflict in the South China Sea
– Saudi Arabia in Transition
– U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
– Latin America’s Political Pendulum
– Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
– Nuclear Security

The program model involves independently reading the subject write-up in the provided Great Decisions Briefing Book, joining the group to watch a brief 30-minute video on the topic, then discussing the material together. The League of Women Voters Piedmont hosts multiple discussion groups each winter to allow participants maximum flexibility to participate. Each week participants may shift to from group-to-group, as their schedule permits. Participants are not required to be LWV members in order to participate.

Groups meet Tuesdays 10 a.m – 12 p.m. (starting Jan. 31) and Thursdays 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (starting Feb. 2).  There is the possibility of an evening group based on participant interest.

COST: $25 which covers the cost of program materials including a personal Great Decisions Guide Book.TO REGISTER: Please email Jen Cavenaugh (jcavenaugh@sbcglobal.net).

“Now more than ever it is important for us to come together and think critically about the issues facing our country and our role in the world.  We hope you will join League of Women Voters members to work together and discuss solutions for the future.”

Editors Note: The League of Women Voters and Piedmont Civic Association are independent organizations.

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