Alabama World Affairs Council to launch ‘Great Decisions’ program Jan. 23

January 11, 2019

The Alabama World Affairs Council will offer an eight-week seminar series focusing on critical global issues, beginning on Jan. 23 at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus.

The Great Decisions seminar program is a project of the Foreign Policy Association and seeks to spark conversation about issues and events impacting the world. When the first Great Decisions group was launched in Portland, Oregon in 1954, the program gained national attention and began to grow in popularity. Today, tens of thousands participate in the discussions nationwide on an annual basis.

The Alabama World Affairs Council is offering the program weekly from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in room 106 of Bartlett Hall on the Montgomery Campus. The program fee for ALWAC members is $35 or $50 for a couple, while the fee for non-members is $45.

Topics include: “The Rise of Populism in Europe,” “The Middle East: Regional Disorder,” “Decoding U.S.-China Trade,” “Refugees and Global Migration,” and “Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics,” among others.

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The Alabama World Affairs Council sponsors lectures and programs on current and recent events of national and international interest throughout the year with the aim to increase individuals’ knowledge of world affairs and how they impact the United States. The Council also serves as a platform to showcase some of the world-class faculty at Maxwell Air Force Base’s Air University. The Council has partnered with Troy University, Alabama’s International University, bringing all Council events to the University’s Montgomery Campus.