Great Decisions: 4th Wednesday at 1:30 PM

Stephanie Brown

Stephanie Brown

Leader: Stephanie Brown Contact: for more information.

2015 GD Policy Book
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 January. Members are asked to commit to joining by paying for their books in September/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 one member facilitating the discussion. The host will send out the meeting notice, directions and request the RSVP responses.

Great Decisions 4th Wednesday: Topics and Schedule 2017

2017 Meeting DateTopicFacilatorHost/Location
January 25Organize for the YearGayle RumbleGayle Rumble
February 22The Future of Europe: Coping with CrisisJenine PetersonBarb Mishler
March 22U.S. Foreign Policy & PetroleumStephanie BrownStephanie Brown
April 26Conflict in the South China SeaCathy CunninghamLaury Shane
May 24Saudi Arabia in TransitionBonnie WatererBonnie Waterer
June 28Trade, Jobs and PoliticsSusan Opdahl
Chris Maxwell
July 26Nuclear Security: The Enduring Challenge of Nuclear WeaponsSara DeRoucheyBobbie Nall
August 23Prospects for Afghanistan & PakistanLaury ShayneSara DeRouchey
September 27No meeting
OctoberLatin America's Political Pendulum - Payment for 2018 Pre-Order Due
Kathy LopezJulie Pavri
November - DecemberNo meeting