Dakota County Library will inspire learning about the world through a non-partisan discussion forum featuring American foreign policy issues. Each program includes a presenter with expertise in the topic. Participants are welcome, but not required, to read the Great Decisions booklet available at the Galaxie Library information desk.
The following discussion programs will be at the Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Ave., Apple Valley:
6:30–8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1
How can the United States address the challenges of a weak economy, homegrown terrorism and nuclear proliferation? What threats and opportunities are presented by the ascendancy of China and the regime change in the Middle East?
6:30–8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15
Suspicion and a troubled history have blighted U.S.-Iranian relations for three decades. How can the U.S. and Iran move forward? Is the existence of Iran’s nuclear program an insurmountable obstacle?
6:30–8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29
How has the NATO agenda evolved since its inception during the Cold War? With its military commitment in Afghanistan winding down and a recent successful campaign in Libya, what are the Alliance’s present-day security challenges?
6:30–8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12
The responsibility to protect doctrine has become central to modern humanitarian intervention. When should the international community intervene? Why did the West rush to intervene in Libya but not Syria?
For more information, visit the Dakota County Library online and search "calendar of events" or call 651-450-2900.