Great Decisions

Great Decisions is a Foreign Policy Association program designed to engage citizens in learning about the world. Our branch’s Great Decisions group reflects the interest of branch members in AAUW’s rich legacy of international work and its consultative status at the United Nations.

Each year a panel of experts chooses eight topics for study. The program model involves the following:

  • Reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book
  • Watching the short, related DVD
  • Meeting in a group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.

The Vienna Area Branch group meets on the third Sundays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in members’ homes.

Topics for 2019

  • January 20, Refugees and Global Migration
  • February 17, The Middle East: Regional Disorder
  • March 17, Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?
  • April TBA, The Rise of Populism in Europe
  • May 19, Decoding U.S.-China Trade
  • September 15, Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics
  • October 20, The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested
  • November 17, State of the State Department and Diplomacy

To learn more about our Great Decisions group, please contact us and include “Great Decisions” in the Subject field.

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