Great Decisions 2018
Great Decisions: 2018
Sunday Evenings, February 25-April 22
Our award-winning Aldersgate foreign policy discussion group will be starting up again in February for its 31st year.
Great Decisions: 2018 is a nonpartisan educational program produced by the Foreign Policy Association. It is based on a briefing book with articles on eight topics supplemented by a series of videos. Various schools, civic groups, and churches across the country organize discussion groups.
The Great Decisions discussion group at Aldersgate includes people with a wide variety of perspectives on foreign policy including the military, Foreign Service, government, business, and education. Most parts of the political spectrum are represented, so discussions are often lively, but always in the spirit of shalom (friendly).
Everyone is invited. You can come for the whole program – or just for a session or two. You don’t have to be an expert. You may just be interested in learning more about current global issues and foreign policy challenges facing our nation.
Experts are also welcome. We often are fortunate to have members or guests with background or experience on one of the topics participate in our discussions and share their insights with us. If you have some expertise or background in the area of one of the topics that you would be willing to share, contact Howard Soroos (see below).
Topics for 2018:
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
Meeting times: Sunday evenings, 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Organizational meeting – February 11, 2018.
Discussions – February 25-April 22, 2018.
Download a schedule with session descriptions and suggested reading.
Location: Room 132 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Road (at the intersection of Collingwood and Fort Hunt Roads in the Mount Vernon area).
Room 132 is just inside the Door 3 entrance to the education wing from the south parking lot.
Point of Contact: Howard Soroos
Great Decisions Website: www.GreatDecisions.org