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Great Decisions Discussion Group

The Great Decisions Discussion Group with Dr. Craig Brandt will be starting February 2, 2017.  Great Decisions is under the auspices of the Foreign Policy Association ( and focuses on topics selected by the association. 

This is an eight-part discussion series focusing on World Affairs, led by Dr. Craig Brandt,  a retired naval officer and experienced discussion leader.  Dr. Brandt has been a professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology and Dean of Academic Affairs at the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Mangement.

Discussions take place on Thursdays from 10:30 am-12 pm in the Library's meeting area (McIntyre or Fogelberg Rooms, check calendar for specific locations).  

Advance reading materials, published by the Foreign Policy Association, may be ordered through Dr. Brandt by bringing cash or a check for $23 (payable to Craig Brandt) to the Library by Jan. 25th.   One copy of the readings will also be available at the Library’s circulation desk as well for in-library use only.   Please note that if you cannot pay for the reading materials by the deadline please contact the library's Assistant Director by calling 781-505-4985 or by email at

The following topics will be covered:

2/2  The Future of Europe
2/9 Cancelled due to threat of snow
2/16  Trade and Politics
2/23  Conflict in the South China Sea
3/2  Saudi Arabia in Transition
3/9  U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
3/16  Latin America’s Political Pendulum
3/23  Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
3/30  Nuclear Security

 Registration is recommended to ensure that there are enough seats.  Register online or by calling 781-505-4985