Great Decisions Series Begins Feb. 16

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb 2, 2011 – The first session in the Great Decisions 2011 series will begin Feb. 16 at the Cape Girardeau Public Library, 711 North Clark Street in Cape Girardeau.

The Great Decisions series began in 1918 and is sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, a non-partisan organization in Washington, D.C. The sessions focus on nine foreign policy issues each year and promote understanding of American foreign policy choices.

These programs are free and open to the public and will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesdays. Registration is not required. Participants pay only for a discussion booklet at a cost of $17.

For more information, contact the Center for Regional History at Southeast Missouri State University at (573) 651-2555.

Upcoming dates and topics are:

Feb. 16: Obamadip: Obama and American Security (books available at this session)

Feb. 23: Rebuilding Haiti

March 2: U.S. National Security

March 9: Horn of Africa

March 16: SPRING BREAK

March 23: Responding to the Financial Crisis

March 30: Germany Ascendant

April 6: Sanctions and Nonproliferation

April 13: The Caucasus 

April 20: Global Governance