Please join us for Great Decisions, a new discussion series at Wilton Library focused on current world affairs. Created by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), the Great Decisions discussion series has been run annually by a wide variety of libraries and educational institutions across the country for nearly 60 years - 2023 is Wilton Library’s inaugural year with the program!
The series will highlight eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans in 2023, including such topics as: Energy Geopolitics, China and the U.S., Economic Warfare, Global Famine, and Climate Migration, among others. Each attendee will receive a briefing book (professionally published by the FPA) which includes pre-session readings (about ten pages per week) providing background information, current data, and policy options for each issue. It serves as the focal point for our discussions.
This 8-session course will run weekly (skipping the week of Memorial Day) and will be moderated by Judson Scruton. Each session will kick off with a 20-minute Great Decisions video on the topic of the week followed by a moderated discussion. To facilitate an active and engaged discussion, attendance is limited to 20 people, who will be registered for all eight sessions in the series. Those registrants may pick up their briefing books a week before the series starts.
Because of the attendance limitation and the distribution of our limited set of briefing books, attendees are expected, if at all possible, to attend all eight sessions. To mark your calendars, here are the dates: 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 6/5, 6/12, 6/21 (note: this is a Wednesday], and 6/26.
We hope to see you at this new and fascinating series!
Judson Scruton M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry) has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. In his career as an educator Judson has also directed publications, communications, public relations, and development at a variety of educational institutions in the U.S. and U.K. including the Newberry Library in Chicago.