The Adult School of the Chathams, Madison and Florham Park has partnered with the Foreign Policy Association to offer the Great Decisions 2010 program. Participants are invited to engage in discussions on topics crucial to international relations. Community members may sign up for one lecture or multiple lectures. Register now to learn more about current events around the globe and meet other community members who are also interested in world events. The topics that will be covered are:

March 3, 2010: Special Envoys

March 10, 2010: Kenya and R2P

March 17, 2010: Global Crime

March 24: US-China Security Relations

March 31: Global Financial Crisis

April 7: Russia and its Neighbors

April 14: The Persian Gulf

April 28: Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution

The Wednesday evening class will be held from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at the Chatham Middle School located at 480 Main Street, Chatham. The discussions will be facilitated by social studies teacher, David Fowler. Each participant will receive material to read that provide historical backgrounds, US policies and alternatives, maps and graphs, and opinion ballots. The cost for each lecture is $10.00 per person plus a $10.00 registration fee. Participants can also sign up for all eight classes for $75.00 per person plus a $10.00 registration fee. Register for multiple classes at the same time and pay only one $10.00 registration fee. Online registration is available at or register by calling 973-443-9222.

The Foreign Policy Association (FPA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the American public to learn more about the world. Founded in 1918, the FPA serves as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding of, and providing informed opinions on global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs and publications, the FPA encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process. The Great Decisions Discussion Program is the core of FPA's civic outreach efforts, bringing millions of Americans together in study groups to discuss, debate and learn about foreign policy issues.

The Adult School is also offering other interactive lectures this spring on Bing Crosby, Abraham Lincoln and a Filmmakers Symposium. Other classes are also available in the areas of languages, computers, arts and crafts, home and garden, dance and music, trips and tours and more. The catalog can be viewed at and can also be picked up at local libraries or at the Adult School Office located at the Green Village Road School, 33 Green Village Road, Second Floor, Madison. Adult School office hours are Monday - Thursday, 9AM - 2:30PM.

The Adult School, founded in 1937, is an independent, nonprofit organization. The school is not funded by government or local school districts, and welcomes students from all communities.