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Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group

Great Decisions

Learn about foreign policy issues by joining the Great Decisions discussion group.

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs.  The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book 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 from the Foreign Policy Association.

The LWVJoCo discussion group meets by Zoom on alternate Mondays at 6:30 p.m. The schedule begins on Feb. 5, 2024 and concludes on May 13, 2024. 

2024 Great Decision Topics


Mideast Realignment
Climate technology & competition
Science across borders
US-China trade rivalry
NATO's future
Understanding Indonesia
High Seas Treaty
Pandemic preparedness

2023 Great Decisions Topics
Energy Geopolitics
War Crimes
The US - China relationship
Economic warfare
Politics in Latin America
Global famine
Iran at the crossroads
Climate migration

2022 Great Decisions Topics
Changing Demographics

Outer Space

Climate Change


Myanmar and ASEAN

The Quad Alliance

Industrial Policy

Drug Policy in Latin America

Biden’s Agenda



The Great Decisions Briefing Book features impartial, thought-provoking analyses on issues of concern to U.S. policy. To order the 2024 Briefing Book, contact the Kansas City International Relations Council (IRC): 816-221-4204, or order from The IRC. The $35 cost includes shipping.

If you are interested in joining, Contact Us.

Great Decisions takes you beyond the headlines by providing a look at eight of the most significant and far-reaching challenges facing the world. The discussion group meets on Mondays bi-monthly from February through May via Zoom. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. See our events calendar.