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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why should I attend the lectures?
The Great Decisions Lectures Series keeps you informed about relevant global topics. You also will have an opportunity to engage with each speaker.  

When are the lectures?
The lectures typically take place on Wednesday evenings in February, March, and April. Each lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. This year, one of the lectures will take place on Thursday, March 12 and will cover the topic of artificial intelligence and data. Please see the homepage for the full schedule. 

How long are the lectures?
Each 40-minute lecture is followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session. 

Where are the lectures?
The first four lectures take place in the Fort Howard Theater in the F.K. Bemis International Center on the St. Norbert College campus. Please reference our campus map.

The final three lectures take place at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The lecture on March 25 and April 22 will take place in Alumni Room in the University Union. The lecture on April 8 will take place in the 1965 Room in the University Union. Please reference the campus map.

Is parking available?
Yes, free parking is available at SNC and UWGB.

  • SNC: Park in lots P14 and P11, which are conveniently located near the F.K. Bemis International Center. Please reference our campus map.  
  • UWGB: Park in the Campus Court, Kress Center, or Studio Arts lots. Please reference the campus map

Who may attend the lectures?
The lectures are open to the public.

How much does it cost to attend?
It's free! There is no charge to attend the lecture series. 

May I purchase the briefing book that is published each year by the Foreign Policy Association?
Yes, you may purchase the briefing book at St. Norbert College for $30 (cash or check only; no credit cards). Briefing books will be sold before each lecture at the check-in table outside of the Fort Howard Theater.

May I purchase a subscription that includes admittance to all of the lectures and the briefing book?
We no longer make subscriptions available for purchase.  

What should I do if I can’t attend a lecture, but I want to listen to the remarks?
We record each lecture. Discs are available for checkout. 

In the case of inclement weather, will we be contacted if the lecture is cancelled?
Yes, as long as you are on our contact list, you will receive an email notification indicating the status of the lecture.  

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