Great Decisions, a non-partisan discussion forum, provides education on important American policy issues. Each program features a presenter with expertise in the topic, who will set the stage for the discussion of diverse viewpoints.
Participants are encouraged, but not required, to checkout or read the desk copy of the Great Decisions briefing book—available at the Galaxie Library—prior to the program.
Great Decisions is sponsored locally by District 196 Community Education and Dakota County Library and coordinated statewide by the Minnesota International Center in Minneapolis. It is a nationally recognized model for foreign policy discussions sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association.
Tuesday, April 15, 6:30–8 p.m., Galaxie
The aftermath of the Arab Spring has resulted in unforeseen changes in the political landscape in many countries. Is U.S. foreign policy adapting successfully to all of the changes in the region? Presented by M. Jay Shahidi, originally from Iran and a board member of the United Nations Association-Minnesota and the America Refugee Committee.