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Great Decisions Foreign Policy Discussion Group

The program provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical
issues facing America each year and serves as the focal text for discussion groups across the country.

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


Meetings start at 6:30pm

Look for Zoom invites from Rebecca James a week before the meeting date

Global Supply Chains   February 15

Persian Gulf Security    March 1

Brexit and the EU         March 15

The Arctic                     March 29

China in Africa               April 12

The Two Koreas             April 26

The Role of the WHO       May 3

End of Globalization          May 17

The Great Decisions Briefing Book features impartial, thought-provoking analyses on issues of concern to U.S. policy. To order the 2021 Briefing Book, contact the Kansas City International Relations Council (IRC): 816-221-4204, or order from The IRC. The $32 cost includes shipping.

If you are interested in joining, contact Rebecca James.

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 bi-monthly from February through May via Zoom. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. See our events calendar.

      2021 Great Decisions Topics

  • Global Supply Chains and National Security

  • Persian Gulf Security Issues

  • Brexit and the European Union

  • Struggles Over the Melting Arctic

  • China’s Role in Africa

  • The Korean Peninsula

  • Roles of International Organizations in a Global Pandemic

  • The end of globalization?