Great Decisions Discussion Group

Great Decisions Discussion Group

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Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, eight topics are chosen by a panel of experts. Below is the schedule for this year's Discussion Group. Participants choose which time slot to attend.

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1. The waning of Pax Americana? Mon., Feb. 5, 7-9pm Tues., Feb. 6, 10am-12pm Thurs., Feb. 8, 1-3pm
2. Russia’s foreign policy Mon., Feb. 12, 7-9pm Tues., Feb. 13, 10am-12pm Thurs., Feb. 15, 1-3pm
3. China and America: the new geopolitical equation Mon., Feb. 26, 7-9pm Tues., Feb. 27, 10am-12pm Thurs., Mar. 1, 1-3pm
4. Media and foreign policy Mon., Mar. 12, 7-9pm Tues., Mar. 13, 10am-12pm Thurs., Mar. 15, 1-3pm
5. Turkey: a partner in crisis Mon., Mar. 26, 7-9pm Tues., Mar. 27, 10am-12pm Thurs., Mar. 29, 1-3pm
6. U.S. global engagement and the military Mon., Apr. 9, 7-9pm Tues., Apr. 10, 10am-12pm Thurs., Apr. 12, 1-3pm
7. South Africa’s fragile democracy Mon., Apr. 23, 7-9pm Tues., Apr. 24, 10am-12pm Thurs., Apr. 26, 1-3pm
8. Global health: progress and challenges Mon., May. 7, 7-9pm Tues., May. 8, 10am-12pm Thurs., May. 10, 1-3pm

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Please email Jen Cavenaugh at if you are interested in joining the Great Decisions Discussion Group.

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