Great Decisions at the Library - 2018

Great Decisions at the Library
Saturdays, January 6 - February 24, 2018
9:30 – 11 a.m. at the Bethany Lutheran Church
Free, with donations welcome 
Refreshments provided!


Beginning January 6, the community is invited to learn about and weigh in on eight of the most important foreign policy issues facing the United States today: The waning of Pax Americana, Russia's foreign policy, China and America: the new geopolitical equation, Media and foreign policy, Turkey: a partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement and the military, South Africa's fragile democracy, and Global health: progress and challenges.

The lively discussions take place from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday mornings at Bethany Lutheran Church. All events are free, with donations appreciated. Refreshments are provided. 

Now in its thirteenth year, Great Decisions at the Library is part of a nation-wide, non-partisan program of the Foreign Policy Association intended to broaden public involvement in foreign affairs. While enjoying coffee and pastries, Great Decisions at the Library participants first view a 30-minute Foreign Policy Association DVD on the topic under consideration and then engage in a discussion lead by an informed moderator. A Briefing Book, published by the Foreign Policy Association, is also available. 

As soon as the order of the topics and the presenters are finalized, they will be posted here with more details about the topics. Check back!

Now part of Library U, the Bainbridge Public Library’s lifelong learning program, Great Decisions at the Library is sponsored by the Kitsap Regional Library with funding support from the Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library and a generous donation in memory of Louise Brody Weissman.
 
Email  to be added to the mailing list for suggested background readings on the topics and other information about Great Decisions at the Library. The readings will also be posted here about a week before each discussion. Beginning in late December, copies of the Briefing Book may be purchased for $20 (cash or check only) at the Bainbridge Public Library information desk. A copy will also be available for reading in the library.
Great Decisions 2018
Great Decisions 2018

Funding support for Great Decisions at the Library is generously provided by the Bainbridge Island Friends of the Library.