ECU to host Great Decisions community forum

East Carolina University will host the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions Program Jan. 14 through March 3.

The program will run for eight consecutive Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Rivers West Building auditorium. The schedule of meetings, topics and speakers is as follows:

  • Jan. 14: Cybersecurity
    Retired USAF Maj. Gen. Charles J. Dunlap Jr., executive director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, and visiting professor of the practice, Duke University School of Law.
  • Jan. 21:  Indonesia
    Dr. Alethia Cook, Department of Political Science, East Carolina University
  • Jan. 28: State of the oceans
    Dr. David Kimmel, Department of Biology, East Carolina University
  • Feb. 4:  Energy geopolitics
    Dr. Richard Ericson, Department of Economics, East Carolina University
  • Feb. 11: Promoting democracy
    Dr. Dursun Peksen, Department of Political Science, East Carolina University
  • Feb. 18: Mexico
    Dr. Angela Thompson, Department of History, East Carolina University
  • Feb. 25: Exit from Afghanistan & Iraq
    Dr. Austin Long, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • March 3: Middle East realignment
    Nathan Lean, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

Now in its eighth year in Greenville, the Great Decisions Program is sponsored by ECU and the World Affairs Council of Eastern North Carolina. 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 with a $19 textbook expense. Individual sessions are $6.

For additional information, visit the Great Decisions web site or contact Dr. Sylvie Debevec Henning at (252) 328-5520 or at hennings@ecu.edu. Registration is available on the web site.

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