Great Decisions 2019

Great Decisions 2019

The community discussion group on world affairs, "Great Decisions," will meet for 8 weeks beginning January 30. The meeting place is the German Club Manor (711 Southgate Drive).Cover, Great Decisions briefing book 2019

The League of Women Voters has partnered with the Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech to offer the program. Participants must join LLI ($45) and pay the LLI course fee of $35. Briefing books are available at Volume II bookstore (University City Boulevard). Register at

Weather policy: Unless you receive an email on the morning of the class announcing that the class has been canceled for weather, the class will meet. (Great Decisions does not follow the Montgomery County Schools closing policy.)

Schedule of topics

Date Topic Resource Person
January 30 Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics Aaron Brantly
February 6 Refugees and Global Migration Christian Matheis
February 13 State of the State Department and Diplomacy Karen Hult
February 20 Decoding U.S.-China Trade Mary Marchant
February 27 Nuclear Negoatiations: Back to the Future? Max Stephenson
March 6 The Middle East: Regional Disorder Bill Ochsenwald
March 13 The Rise of Populism in Europe Charles Taylor
March 20 NO CLASS  
March 27 The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested Rebecca Hester

Televised videos

Channel 2 (WTOB) has begun airing the Great Decisions videos (available to subscribers of Comcast). They will run throughout February, March, and early April.

The showing times are Sundays at 3 pm, Mondays at 6 pm, and Fridays at 11 am & 8 pm.

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