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 fifth discussion (of eight) will discuss how China has gone to great lengths to emphasize the “peaceful” nature of its meteoric rise. Yet few dispute that China is the dominant regional power in Asia – and in recent years Beijing began to flex its muscles regionally in order to advance its strategic interests. What does the rapid rise of this new superpower mean for other countries in the region, and are there potential points of conflict with the U.S. as it “pivots” to Asia?
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, May 19 at 1:00 pm: Food and Climate
- Monday, June 2 at 1:00 pm: Energy Independence
- Monday, June 16 at 1:00 pm: U.S. trade policy