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About the Great Decisions Program
Great Decisions Topics 2019
is America's largest discussion program on world affairs created by the
Our library's program model, sponsored by Mammen Family Foundation,
includes watching the DVD and hearing a speaker relating to the subject
prior to questions and discussion.
A light meal will be provided by the Friends of the Library.
Briefing books are available for $20 at the library, while supplies last.
The Great Decisions program provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year and serves as the focal text for discussion groups across the country. The tabs at the top of the page are the topics that will be discussed in 2019.
The Mammen Family Public Library will host discussions on those topics on the upcoming dates:
August 22 - - Speaker: Dr. Ritu Mathur, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Geography at UTSA
August 29 - - Speaker: Frank Schaddelee, Retired Air Force, Private security consultant, and Deputy Security Director.
September 5 - - Speaker: Mike Tapscott, HR Generalist at SRC Inc, a not-for-profit company specializing in cyber security for our nation's defense and environment.
September 12 - - Speaker: Dr. Jason Brownlee, Professor, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin
- September 19 - - Speaker: Anne E. Ohlrich, JD, of The Ohlrich Law Firm, PLLC. in San Antonio, which provides assistance with legal immigration issues from family based petitions to corporate concerns such as investors, professional employees, I-9 compliance and E-Verify.
- September 26 - - Speaker: Ambassador James F. Creagan, Professor of International Diplomacy, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas. He has served under nine U.S. presidents, starting with President Kennedy.
Past Spring Events:
April 18 -- Speaker: Bruce. Carlson, Retired General, Air Force Material Command, 8th Air Force Command
April 25 - - Speaker: Dr. Boyka Stefanova, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science & Geography at University of Texas at San Antonio