8 sessions: every other Monday starting February 6
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm in the Community Room, Lower Level
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.
For this fourth session, we'll discuss Saudi Arabia's struggles to adjust to the drastic decline in oil revenue while Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman attempts to boldly transform the country and shift more power to the younger generation. At the same time, many countries such as the U.S. point out the lack of democracy, women’s rights and human rights in Saudi Arabia, and blame its promotion of Wahhabism, an extremely conservative version of Islam, for creating jihadists. Bipartisan criticism of Saudi Arabia is rising in Congress. Both countries need each other, but they are at a crossroads in bilateral relations.
In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussions will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00 pm (2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15). Registration is now open. Cost: $10 per individual session or $50 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 (https://wacharrisburg.ticketleap.com/great-decisions-2017-at-fredricksen-lilbrary/) or send a check to World Affairs Council of Harrisburg /Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101