Great Decisions: 3rd Thursday at 7:00 PM

Muriel Haverland

Muriel Haverland

Leader: Muriel Haverland Contact: for more information.

2017 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.

Great Decisions 3rd Thursday Evening: Topics and 2018 Schedule

2018 DateTopicFacilitator/Hostess
February 15#5 Turkey: partner in crisisPatti & Steve La Fleur
March 15#2 Russia's Foreign PolicyMuriel & Will Haverland
April 19#1 Waning of PAX Americana?Jeannette & Ray Polvani
May 17#4 Media and foreign policyDeb & Mark Dillon
June 21#8 Global health issuesHeryl & Pete Kroopnick
July 19#3 China's geopoliticsAnn & Ken Janacek
August 16#7 South Africa's fragile democracyGail & Chip Shay
September 20#6 U.S. global engagement & the militaryDeb & Mark Dillon
October 18(Intro) The Great War/potluckMuriel & Will Haverland