What we're about
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD (optional) and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.
Great Decisions group is a model of face-to-face, active and informal conversation, where participants would read about each of the eight topics before meetings, where they air their respective views and opinions. The Great Decisions briefing book features impartial, thought-provoking analyses on eight issues of concern to U.S. policymakers today. Each article is written by carefully selected experts, offers questions and tools for discussion, as well as policy options for U.S. officials.
Participants are encouraged to complete the accompanying National Opinion Ballot that is compiled by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) and presented to the Department of State, Congress and the White House at the end of the year.
This is an inclusive organization. All are welcome regardless of political position, background, faith, nationality, etc. Diversity is encouraged because that provides different viewpoints and understanding. You do not need to have foreign policy knowledge. Join if you just want to learn more about foreign policy.