Message from the President

Dr. Michele Sellitto - President of the Foreign Policy Association of Harrisburg, PA USA



                                                                                                                         December 1, 2016

Welcome to the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) of Harrisburg.  On behalf of our board of directors, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and share with you the many benefits of membership.

The FPA is a nonprofit, non-political educational organization.  Our mission is to offer citizens, in an unbiased way, information about international issues and policies to help them make informed judgements about our relations with our neighbors in this global world. FPA believes it is vital for an informed citizenry to learn as much as possible about American diplomacy and how we as a nation interact with the rest of the world.

Among the many benefits of your membership, each month you will receive a newsletter describing the upcoming speaker and topic, details on making your dinner reservation and summarizing the prior month’s presentation. We host renown speakers, nearly every month, with topics of international significance and invite you to join us for the reception and dinner (requiring an rsvp and fee), or for the speaker after dinner (free to the public). 

Annually, we host an event at the Army War College to meet and honor the International Fellows who study there, sponsor an annual trip to Washington DC to the Department of State with an Embassy visit, and beginning in 2015, hosting the President’s Speaker Series.  This past October General Michael Hayden was the featured speaker. Through your membership and on-going attendance and support, we can continue to offer the quality programs that we do. 

You can learn more about our organization and its 2016-2017 program in the enclosed brochure or through our website at  Should you have any questions or would like to become more involved by serving on one of our committees, feel free to contact me at or 717 968 1995.


Most sincerely,

Michele Sellitto

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