Great Decisions Series Begins March 26

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

March 17, 2009 – The first session in the Great Decisions 2009 series will begin March 26 at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center, 1080 S. Silver Springs Road 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 Thursdays. Registration is not required. Participants pay only for a discussion booklet at a cost of $15.

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

Upcoming dates and topics are:

March 26: The New Diplomatic Promise: What Changes Can We Expect? (books available at this session)

April 2: The United States and the Rising Powers

April 9: Afghanistan and Pakistan

April 16: Energy and the Global Economy

April 23: The Arctic Age

April 30: Egypt: Key Ally in the Middle East?

May 7: Global Food Crisis

May 14: Cuba on the Verge

May 21: Human Rights in a New Era: Wars for Peace