Every year the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), the nation’s oldest organization devoted to citizen education in world affairs, authors the Great Decisions Series, a national discussion program focusing on eight major foreign policy issues. The issues are selected at the beginning of the year based on the most critical global challenges to United States foreign policy. The program aims to present all sides of each issue in order to inform and educate the public.
The World Affairs Council of St. Louis and The Ethical Society are honored to jointly sponsor this open to the public series of moderated discussions for the citizens of the St. Louis metropolitan area. We find local experts to host speaking sessions on global issues critical to the United States. The sessions usually take place from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM on eight successive Thursdays in March and April. The series is offered at the Ethical Society in Clayton. Parking is free.
If you are a teacher, a neighborhood book club or discussion club leader, you might want to purchase the video series (with written summaries) and hold your own group discussion at the end of the video. If you are an AARP, or other support group leader, you may want to reserve seats for your group or carpool to the Ethical Society. The Foreign Policy Association also produces Great Decisions briefing books, which are available for purchase. These books are about 100 pages in length (12 or so pages on each of the eight topics) and contain background narrative, photographs, maps, charts and cartoons describing and illustrating the various aspects of each topic.
For any questions contact the WAC at 314-727-9988 or e-mail Elizabeth Hatfield firstname.lastname@example.org. You may mail monetary contributions to support this program to World Affairs Council of St. Louis, 812 Olive Street, Ste 110; St. Louis, MO 63101-1504.
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