The Great Decisions Discussion Series will return to the Franklin Public Library for the third year in a row, with presentations and discussions on foreign policy held on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. starting Feb. 1 in the Fadrow room of the library, 9151 W. Loomis Road.

Great Decisions is a grassroots, face-to-face discussion series developed by the Foreign Policy Association and is designed to bring up international issues and highlight how they may affect life in the U.S. The series will feature eight topics provided by the FPA in a combination of guest scholar lectures and documentary viewings, both followed by round table discussions.

The first topic in the series will focus on Saudi Arabia in transition, led by Beth Dougherty, a professor of international relations at Beloit College. The session will focus on answering the question: What does the future of Saudi Arabia-U.S. relations look like?

Future topics will focus on petroleum, trade and politics, Latin America's "political pendulum," the future of Europe, and more.

The series is sponsored by the Franklin Public Library Foundation, the Jerome J. and Dorothy H Holz Family Foundation, and Wisconsin Public Radio.

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