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Series to Address Global Issues

The Great Decisions Program series at East Carolina University will include lectures and discussions on various topics, including human rights, terrorism, the United Nations and global health pandemics.

The 2006 program, slated to start in January, is offered to anyone interested in exploring and learning about these topics. The series, which started in 1954, is the flagship program of the Foreign Policy Association, a non-partisan, non-governmental organization.

Each week a different expert will discuss a topic related to the United States and its role in the world. Topics are: “The U.S. and Iran,” “Brazil,” “Human Rights in the Age of Terrorism,” “United Nations Reform,” “Global Health Pandemics and Security,” “Turkey,” “Energy Resources,” and “China and India: Partners or Competitors?”

The cost of the full series is $59 for early registration. The price includes a briefing book from the Foreign Policy Association. Full-time students and teachers may attend free of charge and have the option to pay $20 for the book. There is a $15 charge for attending individual sessions.

For additional information, visit or call Rick Kilroy in ECU’s Department of Political Science at (252) 328-2349 or

For information on obtaining continuing education units, contact Jeffery Alejandro at (252) 328-6143 or For information about obtaining teacher renewal credits, contact Tony Dralle at (252) 328-1023 or

This page originally appeared in the Dec. 9, 2005 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at