The U.S. announced in December 2014 that, after decades of isolation, it has begun taking major steps to normalize relations with Cuba. The announcement marks a dramatic shift away from a policy that has its roots in one of the darkest moments of the Cold War — the Cuban missile crisis. Although the U.S. trade embargo is unlikely to end any time soon, American and Cuban leaders today are trying to bring a relationship, once defined by antithetical ideologies, into the 21st century. This is the eighth and final session.
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting expert speakers in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by Foreign Policy Association's panel of experts. In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussions will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00pm (2/1, 2/15, 2/29, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25, 5/9). Registration begins December 1. Cost: $10 per individual session or $40 covers all 8 sessions. Free for Associates of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg. Membership information available at http://www.wacharrisburg.org/membership-application/
Register with credit card online (http://wacharrisburg.ticketleap.com/great-decisions-discussions-at-fredricksen-library/) or send a check to World Affairs Council of Harrisburg /Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101.