Jan. 10, 2024

   The Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries invites local thinkers to discuss current events in foreign policy at the Great Decisions series kickoff. Participants can learn more about the Great Decisions program, get connected with other globally concerned citizens and acquire thought-provoking information through a keynote address, group discussions and print materials available for purchase. 

   Rodger Randle, director of the OU Center for Studies in Democracy and Culture and former Tulsa mayor, will open the series with a keynote address on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 2:30 p.m. in Central Library’s Aaronson Auditorium, Fifth Street and Denver Avenue. The program is free and open to the public. 

   Great Decisions is America’s largest civic-education program on U.S. foreign policy and global affairs. Great Decisions is sponsored nationally by the Foreign Policy Association and locally by the Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries. The goal of the program is to serve as a catalyst for developing awareness and understanding of global issues.  

   Participants are invited to join a local Great Decisions group and partake in discourse focusing on this year’s featured topics. A briefing book that features impartial, thought-provoking analyses on issues of concern to U.S. policymakers today, with background information, current data and policy option for each, will serve as the focal text for discussion groups. It will be available for purchase at the kickoff program. Cost is $25, payable with cash or check. The featured topics are:

  • Mideast realignment
  • Climate technology and competition
  • Science across borders
  • U.S.-China trade rivalry
  • NATO’s future
  • Understanding Indonesia
  • High Seas Treaty
  • Pandemic preparedness


   For more information about Great Decisions or to join a group, call the AskUs Hotline at 918-549-7323 or visit www.tulsalibrary.org/friends

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