Great Decisions: Media and Foreign Policy – Thursday, February 22

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs.  Developed by the Foreign Policy Association, the program intends to engage communities and broaden public involvement in foreign affairs.  The Foreign Policy Association provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year.  Participants will view a related DVD and then participate in a discussion, led by Barbara Krebs of the League of Women Voters.  A briefing book is available at the library for check out or purchase.  The group meets on Thursday evenings February 1 through March 22, from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Montrose Library Meeting Room.

Media and Foreign Policy

February 22  6:30-8:30 pm

State and non-state actors today must maneuver a complex and rapidly evolving media landscape. Conventional journalism now competes with user-generated content. Official channels of communication can be circumvented through social media. Foreign policy is tweeted from the White House and “fake news” has entered the zeitgeist. Cyberwarfare, hacking and misinformation pose complex security threats. How are actors using media to pursue and defend their interests in the international arena? What are the implications for U.S. policy?

Upcoming Topics:

March 1: Turkey: A Partner in Crisis

March 8: U.S. Global Engagement and the Military

March 15: South Africa’s Fragile Democracy

March 22: Global Health: Progress and Challenges


For more information call Tania Hajjar at 970/249-9656 (ext. 3).