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Great Decisions: Energy Independence

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association.  The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. Great Decisions provides background information, current data and policy options for each issue and serves as the focal text for discussion groups.  In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussion group will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00 pm. 

 

This seventh discussion (of eight) will cover how energy independence, by taking the bargaining chip of oil dependence off the table, would be good for American foreign policy. But the very technological advances that make independence possible have created a dilemma for lawmakers. In a government with fixed resources, should the U.S. encourage more traditional fuel production or invest in the young technology of renewable resources? 

 

 

Cost: $10 per individual session or $40 covers all eight sessions.  Registration begins February 1.  REGISTER ONLINE or send a check to World Affairs Council of Hbg/Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101.  Sponsored by Friends of Fredricksen Library.

 

Following sessions are: 

  • Monday, June 16 at 1:00 pm: U.S. trade policy

 

Monday, June 2, 2014 - 1:00pm

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