Great Decisions 2024


Eight critical issues facing our nation will be on the agenda of the new Great Decisions discussion program.

Participants will meet Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in the Brooks Room. Sessions will run weekly beginning Feb. 7 through March 27 (April 3 and 10 are reserved for snow dates.)

Here are the topics for 2024:

  • Feb. 7: Mideast Realignment
  • Feb. 14: Climate Technology & Competition
  • Feb. 21: Science Across Borders 
  • Feb. 28: U.S. - China Trade Rivalry
  • Mar. 6: NATO'S Future
  • Mar. 13: Understanding Indonesia 
  • Mar. 20: High Seas Treaty
  • Mar. 27: Pandemic Preparedness

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Each year, the Foreign Policy Association selects critical issues facing the country to be the subjects of conversation. It also publishes a briefing book for participants to read in advance so they can be informed and ready to participate. Participants are encouraged to order their briefing books on the association’s website. The price is $35. There will be one copy of the briefing book available at the Service Desk for in-library reading.