To launch its International month in March, the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce has tentatively scheduled a “Proclamation Kick-Off” at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 at the Perishables and Equine Center at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.

      During March, the chamber will present four “Great Decisions” foreign policy briefings, and plans to offer a “Passport to Export” seminar series, possibly as a continuing education course in conjunction with Clayton College and State University.

      The foreign policy briefings are scheduled for Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. on March 4, 11, 18 and 25.  Topics for the discussions are how the globalization of the economy has affected jobs and income disparity throughout the world; the current status and outlook for the European Union and NATO; terrorism and crime and the media’s role in foreign policymaking.

     The export seminars, which are geared toward new-to-export and new-to-market businesses, is tentatively planned to begin on Thursday, March 27, and will roll into April.  The series is being presented by the University of Georgia Business Outreach Services/Small Business Development Center and the Georgia Economic Developers Association.

      Both series are currently scheduled to take place at Clayton College, but the location may be changed.

      For more information call Fred Edenfield, chairman of the Clayton chamber’s International Promotions Task Force, at (770) 603-9299.