This popular series of seminars on world affairs attracts participants nationwide. The fee includes a lively booklet with readings, maps and photos, produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The program begins in mid-January and runs for 8 consecutive weeks at the most popular time (Tuesdays, 2 pm, from our survey) to assist more people to participate. Local experts donate their services to lead the seminars. Location is 106 Bartlett Hall, behind our usual Whitley building at 231 Montgomery St.
Great Decisions 2018 sessions, with dates: issue numbers, "topics" and speakers
January 16: Issue 1, "The Waning of Pax Americana," Grant Hammond, PhD, CSAT
January 23: Issue 2, "Russia's Foreign Policy," Mark Conversino, PhD, SAASS
January 30: Issue 3, "China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation," Buck Grinter, AWC Retd.
February 6: Issue 7, "South Africa's Fragile Democracy," Steve Burgess, PhD, AWC
February 13: Issue 5, "Turkey: A Partner in Crisis," Dave Sorenson, PhD, AWC
February 20: Issue 8, "Global Health: Progress and Challenges," Col. Paul Nelson, MD, AWC
February 27: Issue 4, "Media and Foreign Policy," Jeremy Lewis, PhD, Huntingdon
March 6: Issue 6, "US Global Engagement and the Military," Grant Hammond, PhD, CSAT