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 2018

  • January 21, The waning of Pax Americana?
  • February 18, Russia’s foreign policy
  • March 18, China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • April 15, Media and foreign policy
  • May 20, Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • September 16, U.S. global engagement and the military
  • October 21, South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • November 18, Global health: progress and challenges

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

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