‘Great Decisions’ begins 42nd year at Piedmont College

The Great Decisions foreign policy discussion group will begin its 42nd  year at Piedmont College in January. The initial organizational meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 8, in the Alumni Room of the Arrendale Library on the Piedmont campus in Demorest.

Discussion of topics will begin at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15. Meetings will continue at the same time and place for eight weeks or longer, except for spring break (March 5). The meetings usually last about one-and-a-half  hours. Each session is led by one or more of the group's participants or by invited guests. The forum is open to all persons in the area who wish to discuss foreign policy issues in a cordial, non-partisan environment.

A tentative list of topics for Great Decisions 2013 includes the Future of the Euro, Egypt, NATO, Myanmar and SE Asia, Humanitarian Intervention, China in Africa, and Threat Assessment. If time and interest allow, additional topics will added at the end of the topics listed above.

A briefing book on these topics is available from The Foreign Policy Association, which is a non-partisan, non-political organization dedicated to the promotion of open discussion of foreign policy issues. If you are interested in ordering the optional briefing book, please send a check made out to Piedmont College for $20 per book, which includes shipping and handling to Dr. Mark Gardner, Walker School of Business, Piedmont College, P.O. Box 10, Demorest, GA, 30535.  Please send your check by Dec. 7.

For further information, please call Mark Gardner at (706) 778-3000, ext. 1250, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .