Great Decisions is a Foreign Policy Association program that promotes dialogue and offers current U.S. Foreign Policy and global issues for discussion with shared informed opinions that challenge communities in America today. Our group has been meeting for over 38 years and is sponsored by the Mattapoisett Woman’s Club with support by Susan Pizzolato, Director of the Library, and her staff of the Mattapoisett Public Library.
Each member will come away with new and exciting ideas about international relations. This year’s topics include:
- The Waning of Pax Americana?
- Russia’s Foreign Policy
- China & America: The New Geopolitical Equations
- Media & Foreign Policy
- Turkey: A Partner in Crisis
- U.S. Global Engagement and the Military
- South Africa’s Fragile Democracy
- Global Health Progress & Challenges
The discussion program begins on Wednesday, January 17, and continues for eight consecutive weeks until March 7, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The group meets at the Mattapoisett Library, 7 Barstow Street, Mattapoisett, in the community meeting room, which is accessible at the side entrance where there is an elevator.
The price for a single person is $35; if two people are sharing one text, the price is $45. This fee includes the cost of the textbook, one two-part classroom DVD, materials, money for refreshments, and a donation to the library.
The deadline for registration is December 29. The class is limited to 25 people and operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. The textbooks will be available on or around January 10, 2018 for distribution at the library. Times will be posted.
Along with your name, address and telephone number, please send check payable to Mattapoisett Woman’s Club and indicate Great Decisions, P.O. Box 1444, Mattapoisett, MA 02739.