Discuss U.S. foreign policy and global issues

Once again, LifeLong Learning is proud to offer America's largest discussion program on world affairs: Great Decisions, an eight-week curriculum created by the Foreign Policy Association. The mission of the Foreign Policy Association today, as it has been for over 100 years, is to serve as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues.

The program involves reading the Great Decisions briefing book, watching a DVD about the topic and discussing the issues in a small group with other PebbleCreek residents. The program provides background information and policy options, while avoiding partisan politics. As always, the topics are timely and will generate lively discussion.

Five classes are offered in 2023 and you select the one that best meets your schedule. Each class meets once a week for 8 weeks. A Great Decisions 2023 book is required. You may purchase the book at the time that you register or purchase an e-book through Apple books, Kindle and Nook. Note: The e-book price - to be determined and will probably be $25-$28. The e-book does not include pictures and maps.

For your listening comfort LLL Center has a hearing loop system.  Be sure to indicate at registration if you need the system.

2023 Topics for discussion:

Energy Geopolitics
How will changes in the energy industries impact relations between countries?

War Crimes
What is a war crime? How does this definition apply to recent events in Ukraine?

China's Foreign Policy
How will the United States respond to China's growing global presence?

Economic Warfare
What comprises economic warfare? How have these measures been used recently against Russia?

Elections in Latin America
What does the emergence of various left-wing governments mean for countries in Latin America?

Global Famine
What causes famine? How can it be prevented in the future?

Iran and the Gulf States
What is the future for relations between Iran and the U.S.?

Climate Migration
How is climate change impacting human migration?


CLASS Cost: $20 per registration

BOOK Cost:  $40 Great Decisions 2023 (printed version), pay at time of LLL registration

LOCATION:  LLL Center - Great Decisions 1-5

WAITLIST:  If an event has sold out, be sure add your name to the waitlist by registering for the event. 

Click your choice of Great Decisions class to register.  
Note:  Classes 1 and 3 have merged with remaining classes.

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Contact info@lifelonglearningatpc.org if you have questions or need help with registration.

Great Decisions 2:
Tuesdays, beginning Jan. 24,  4-6 p.m.

Great Decisions 4: Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 25,  4-6 p.m.

Great Decisions 5: Fridays, beginning Jan. 27,  9:30 - 11:30 a.m


Note: PayPal processes credit card payments for LLL.  You do not need a PayPal account.

For more information:

Foreign Policy Association and Great Decisions Website