Great Decisions: 1st Thursday at 1:30 PM

Kristie Edwards

Kristi Edwards

Leader: Kristi Edwards
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Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. Published annually, the Great Decisions briefing book highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans today. Great Decisions provides background information, current data and policy options for each issue, and serves as the focal text for discussion groups. For more information, go to

The groups are limited in size and begin in March. This group is presently full but a waiting list is maintained. Members are asked to commit to joining by paying for their books in October. Books are ordered in the fall and generally, the only time to join a group is prior to January.  New members may be added if there is an opening; however, they may have to order their book directly from the Foreign Policy Association.

Our Great Decisions discussion groups meet once a month, in a group member’s home, with the hostess facilitating the discussion. Below you will find the schedule for this group.

Great Decisions 1st Thursday: Topics and Schedule 2018

Feb. 1The waning of Pax AmericanaJoyce
March 1Russia's foreign policyMyra
April 5China & America: the new geopolitical equationMary
May 3Media and foreign policyKristi
June 7Turkey: a partner in crisisBetsy
July 5U.S. Global engagement and the militaryRandy
August 2South Africa's fragile democracyCarol
Sept. 6Global health: progress and challengesGretta