Discover the Roots of the Most Critical Issues Facing America

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

#Great Decisions

#What Is Great Decisions?

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs, happening in libraries and schools around the country. It's a great opportunity to learn and discuss the history behind some of the most critical issues facing America right now and how all of that impacts foreign policy decisions. Each meeting begins with a 20-minute video lecture on a topic, followed by a facilitator-led discussion with a local subject-matter expert.

Created by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), Great Decisions works with schools, libraries, and community centers across the country to prepare communities and their leaders for an increasingly interconnected world.

#Join The Discussion

Meetings will be held in person from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at various library locations on selected dates starting March 28 through May.

We will hold meetings at the following locations:

  • Charles Webb Wesconnett Regional Library (6887 103rd Street)
  • Southeast Regional Library (10599 Deerwood Park Blvd)
  • Zoom online meeting platform

#2023 Schedule

Register by clicking the title for each meeting:

  • War Crimes with Will Miller at Charles Webb Wesconnett — Tuesday, March 28
  • Climate Migration with Emily Maiden at Southeast — Wednesday, April 5
  • Politics in Latin America with Jesse Hingson at Southeast — Thursday, April 13
  • Global Famine with Will Miller at Charles Webb Wesconnett — Monday, April 17
  • China and the U.S. with Mary Avery on Zoom — Thursday, April 27
  • Economic Warfare with Ji Young (Stephen) Choi on Zoom — Thursday, May 11  
  • Energy Geopolitics with Carolyn Kissane on Zoom — Monday, May 15 
  • Iran at a Crossroads with facilitator TBA on Zoom (date and time TBA)  

Attend whichever meetings interest you! 

Find the full list of our Great Decisions 2023 meetings using this LINK.


If you'd like to prepare for a discussion topic in advance or if you'd like to go even more in-depth afterward, check out these books from the Library. Some of the titles in this list are also available instantly on Hoopla! 


Note: The Great Decisions 2023 Briefing Book, a companion book to the discussion series, is available for pre-order online for $35 from the Foreign Policy Association but is not necessary for participation in the program. 

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