'Great Decisions' is the title of both the course and the briefing book which is an annually compiled collection of in-depth articles by 'experts' in their various fields of foreign policy matters.
‘Great Decisions’ is the oldest and largest grass roots civic education program of its kind in the country. It is popular not only at MILE but on college campuses and in other venues across America. It is a product of the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) which is an independent, non-partisan, non-governmental, national non-profit and educational organization.
Introducing the program at a past MILE registration/orientation day, one participant stated "those who attend this class recognize and believe, just as the FPA founders, that government and democracy cannot survive without informed citizens. This program offers the best opportunity for becoming informed and for sharing and debating ideas in a non-threatening but stimulating setting."
This years Foreign Policy Association Briefing Book is now available. The cost is $10 this year.
For returning Great Decisions participants, please bring your text from the Spring Term. For those newly joining the class, copies of the textbook will be available for purchase at Orientation. Otherwise you will not be able to purchase the text until the first day of class.
"Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification." ~~ Martin H. Fischer