Discuss U.S. foreign policy and global issues

If you have not experienced Great Decisions classes before, please read the summary below. This is an excellent opportunity to meet new friends and discuss world affairs!

We have no experts, only eager learners. Please join us!

GD 2 and 3 Group Photos 2023Once 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 AssociationThe 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.

How does the Great Decision program work? In LLL's Great Decisions setting, each group meets to facilitate informed and thoughtful discussion under the auspices of the Foreign Policy Association. Each week participants read the FPA materials (about twelve densely-packed pages) to learn various approaches to a foreign policy issue. The weekly sessions begin with a professional/academic DVD summary of the issues, then launch into a 90 minute discussion.

There is no need to reach a consensus: each member sends his/her opinions to the FPA online after the session. The FPA tabulates about 12,000 opinions from groups across the country and presents them to Congress in the fall. The four LifeLong Learning Great Decisions groups have a small voice in determining foreign policy!

Great Decisions Topics for 2025
Great Decisions 2025 Book CoverTopic summaries can be accessed from the above blue link or from the book cover photo.

American Foreign Policy at a Crossroads  *U.S. Changing Leadership of the World Economy  *Science across borders  *U.S. China Relations  *After Gaza: American Policy and the Middle East  *International Cooperation on Climate Change. *The Future of NATO and European Security   *AI and American National Security  *India: Between China, the West and the Global South.

How to register and join a class:

  • Choose from one of three class sections and register for the class section that best meets your schedule.
  • Each class section meets once a week for 8 weeks.
  • Participants can attend another group session if they encounter a time conflict.
  • A Great Decisions 2025 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. 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.

LLL No Refund Policy

Registration will open in the fall. Mark your calendar early for the class section that works for you.

Registration limited to two (2) persons, for each LLL user account.

$20 per registration plus book cost

BOOK: $40 for purchase of Great Decisions 2025 (printed version). Book may be shared.


Choose which Great Decisions Section to register for:

Great Decisions 1: Tuesdays, 4-6 p.m., Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4 and 11

Great Decisions 2: Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m., Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5 and 12

Great Decisions 3: Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7 and 14

Contact info@lifelonglearningatpc.org if you have questions about Great Decisions classes or need help with registration.

For more information:
Foreign Policy Association and Great Decisions Website