Feb 22, 2012

World affairs programming

The Center for Lifelong Learning at Central Lakes College announces the addition of the Great Decisions as part of its international programming, allowing an opportunity to learn more about world affairs and their implications for U.S. foreign policy. The Great Decisions program has existed since the 1950s, instituted by the Foreign Policy Association in New York City and co-sponsored by the Minnesota International Association. Bob Passi, local program coordinator, said there are currently Great Decisions groups in every state, but Minnesota has the highest concentration of those groups. The Center for Lifelong Learning is forming a group for the Brainerd Lakes Area to meet on a regular schedule starting in April. Meetings of two hours in the afternoon  will be based on eight topics for the year with a meeting for each of those topics. Participants receive a book as part of their membership fee. At each session, a DVD will be shown with additional information followed by discussion. The number of participants will be limited. For information on participating in Great Decisions, contact Bob Passi at bobpassi@charter.net or (218) 825-0397. For information on The Center For Lifelong Learning at Central Lakes College, visit www.clcmn.edu/lifelonglearning or contact Bill Brekken at bbrekken@clcmn.edu or (218) 855-8146.