Discuss U.S. foreign policy and global issues
Registrations begin October 2023 for Great Decisions 2024. If you have not experienced Great Decisions classes before, please read the summary below.
LifeLong Learning appreciates the expert facilitators of our Great Decisions discussion groups. Dr. Alan Hatfield, Dr. Dana Thomas, and Bill and Barb Fenster. The annual eight-week Great Decisions program promotes serious non-partisan analysis of current foreign-policy 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.
Three classes will be offered in 2024 and you select the one that best meets your schedule. Each class meets once a week for 8 weeks. A Great Decisions 2024 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.
TOPICS DISCUSSED IN 2023: (topics for 2024 will be announced in October)
How will changes in the energy industries impact relations between countries?
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?
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?
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.?
How is climate change impacting human migration?
Other information about the 2024 class:
Great Decisions 1: Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m.
Great Decisions 2: Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m.
Great Decisions 3: Fridays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m
CLASS Cost: $20 per registration plus book cost
BOOK Cost: $40 (estimated) Great Decisions 2024 (printed version), pay at time of LLL registration
LOCATION: LLL Center
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Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about Great Decisions classes or need help with registration.
For more information:
Foreign Policy Association and Great Decisions Website