Provided by Foreign Policy Association
Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The program provides background information and policy options for eight of the most critical issues facing America each year and serves as the focal text for discussion groups across the country. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, and then attending a monthly discussion group. Each monthly session will address one of the eight selected topics and includes a half hour introductory video presentation.
CIR’s Great Decisions program begins Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The eight monthly sessions will meet the second Tuesday of every month from March through October from 10:00 am – noon.
The dates of the eight meetings will be: March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11 and October 9.
Format: half hour video with facilitator presentation and Q&A participant discussion. Light snacks and beverages provided.
Facilitated by former CIR Board Member: Rob Reider
Registration cost: $80 (includes eight sessions). Registration fee includes 2018 Edition of Great Decisions Briefing Book (a $25 value).
Location: CIR Office Conference Room, 413 Grant Avenue, Suite D.
Eight 2018 topics (please note that the original sequence of topics has been changed):
March 13 – The waning of Pax Americana?
April 10 – Russia’s foreign policy
May 8 – China and America: the new geopolitical equation
June 12 – Turkey: a partner in crisis
July 10 – US global engagement & the military
August 14 – Media and foreign policy
September 11 – South Africa’s fragile democracy
October 9 – Global health: progress and challenges