Great Decisions Program 2011: ECU to Host Community Forum on International Affairs

Beginning January 15 and running through March 5, East Carolina University will host the seventh annual Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions Program. Sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Eastern North Carolina and ECU, the program will run for eight consecutive Saturdays, with presentations being held from 10 a.m. – noon in the Rivers West Building auditorium. The Feb. 12 session will be held in Rivers, room N102.

This year’s lecture series will feature academic and professional experts who will discuss topics on rebuilding Haiti, U.S. national security, responding to the financial crisis of 2007-08, the Horn of Africa, the Caucasus, Germany ascendant, sanctions and nonproliferation, and global governance.

All events are free to full-time students and teachers, and a program book may be purchased for $19. For the general public, all eight session are $42, or $6 per session. The program book is not included. WAC members may attend all eight sessions and receive a program book for $32. To register for the event, please visit the Web site of the Great Decisions Program at, and click on registration.

For additional information about the Great Decisions Program and a complete list of speakers, visit the web site, or contact Dr. Sylvie Debevec Henning, ECU director of international studies, at 252-328-5520, or by 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 the event.