Jan 12 2018

Great Decisions Program Sponsored by Piedmont League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters Piedmont is proud to host Great Decisions 2018. Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs focusing on the most critical global issues facing America today.  The program and materials are organized by the Foreign Policy Association and discussion groups take place across the country. The course includes eight weekly topics. The 2018 season digs into the following global issues: 

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges

The program model involves independently reading the subject write-up in the provided Great Decisions Briefing Book, joining the group to watch a brief 30-minute video on the topic, then discussing the material together. The League of Women Voters Piedmont hosts multiple discussion groups each winter to allow participants maximum flexibility to participate. Each week participants may shift to from group-to-group, as their schedule permits. Participants are not required to be LWV members in order to participate.

Groups meet DAYTIMES Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and Thursdays 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.; EVENINGS Mondays 7:00-9:00 p.m. starting mid-to late January.  Participants may switch groups week-to-week. 

Start Date: bi-weekly starting late Jan./early Feb.

COST: $25 which covers the cost of program materials including a personal Great Decisions Guide Book.  

TO REGISTER: Email Jen Cavenaugh (jcavenaugh@sbcglobal.net).  

“Now more than ever it is important for us to come together and think critically about the issues facing our country and our role in the world.  We hope you will join League of Women Voters members to work together and discuss solutions for the future.”
For more information > Foreign Policy Association 

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