Great Decisions

Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, will present the yearly kick-off of "Great Decisions" with a presentation by Tom Hanson, former US Foreign Service Officer. He has served in the former Soviet Union, France, Norway, Sweden and East Germany. He is a frequent speaker at the Minnesota International Center and an extensive world traveler. Great Decisions is a monthly discussion group on global issues, sponsored by the US Foreign Policy Association. Topics for 2006 are "UN Reform: Pipe Dream or Possibility?, Understanding Iran, Global Energy Outlook, Brazil: The Long Road to Economic Stability, Asian Giants: The Rise of India and China, Human Rights in the Age of Terrorism, Between Two Worlds: The Future of Turkey and Global Health Pandemics: Preparing for the Worst. The Great Decisions kick-off is free. The program, which meets eight times a year, includes videos and briefing books and costs $25 for the year. No registration is required for the kickoff. Call TPAC at 450 8291 for more information. Thompson Park Activity Center, 1200 Stassen Lane, is a program for older adults sponsored by District 197's Community Education program.

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