ECU hosts international affairs forum

East Carolina University will host the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions Program beginning in January 2013.

Now in its ninth year at ECU, the program will run for eight consecutive Saturdays Jan. 19 through March 9. Sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the Rivers West Building auditorium on campus. Great Decisions is co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Eastern North Carolina.

The program consists of a series of lectures by academic and professional experts on topics such as Threat Assessment, China in Africa, Myanmar and Southeast Asia, the Future of the Euro, Egypt, NATO, Iran and Intervention.

Full-time ECU students, staff and faculty may attend for free and purchase the program book for $19. For the general public, the fee is $37 for all eight sessions and includes membership in the WAC-ENC. The textbook is $19. Individual sessions are $6. To register for the series, visit the Great Decisions web site at

For additional information, contact Dr. Sylvie Debevec Henning at 252-328-5520, or via email at Individuals requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should call 252-737-1016 (voice/TTY) at least 48 hours prior to each event.