Jan 26 2020

Great Decisions Discussion Groups Being Formed by LWV Piedmont

The League of Women Voters of Piedmont is forming discussion groups to participate in the 2020 Great Decisions program on world affairs.

Sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on global matters.

The program is a series of eight meetings, lasting approximately two hours each. Participants receive a Foreign Policy Association briefing book which provides background and context for group discussion. Each session starts with an insightful video created by the Foreign Policy Association, followed by a lively discussion of the week’s topic.

Chosen by a panel of foreign policy experts, this year’s topics are:

  1.  Climate Change and the Global Order
  2. India and Pakistan
  3. Red Sea Security
  4. Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
  5. U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
  6. China’s Road into Latin America
  7. The Philippines and the U.S. 8. Artificial Intelligence and Data

The program offers two sessions: Wednesday evenings from 7-9 pm, and Thursday afternoons from 1 – 3 pm. Participants can attend either session.

The Wednesday session will meet at 40 Highland Ave. beginning February 12.

The Thursday session starts February 13, meeting at the Piedmont Police Department Conference Room, 403 Highland Ave.

Both sessions meet every other week, with the eighth and final sessions ending May 20th & 21st, respectively.

To RVSP, please visit the LWVPiedmont.org and click the Great Decisions Discussion Group link.

The cost of the program is $32.00. Payment via credit card, debit card or PayPal is accepted. Payment via check should be payable to the League of Women Voters Piedmont and sent to Ward Lindenmayer, 40 Highland Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611. Please note in the memo section that the check is for Great Decisions and indicate whether you prefer to attend daytime or evening session.

Regardless of which way you pay, please send your email contact to Ward at wardandelaine@comcast.net.

Last year’s Great Decisions program attracted 60 participants, nearly twice as many as in the past. This, perhaps, says something about the state of the world and how global affairs have become important to so many.

Great Decisions is open to all. You do not need to be a member of the League to join in. Briefing books are now available for pick-up at 40 Highland Ave., Piedmont. Please sign the sheet when you pick up a book and leave a check in the envelope if you have not previously paid.

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