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We learn about foreign policy issues by joining the Great Decisions discussion group.

Great Decisions takes you beyond the headlines by providing a look at eight of the most significant and far-reaching challenges facing the world. The discussion group meets bi-monthly from February through May at the Oak Park Library, 9500 Bluejacket, Overland Park, KS. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. See calendar.

The Great Decisions Briefing Book features impartial, thought-provoking analyses on issues of concern to U.S. policy. To order the 2020 Briefing Book, contact the Kansas City International Relations Council (816-221-4204, or www.irckc.org). The $32 cost includes shipping.

The discussion group will meet for eight weeks, every other Monday night, starting Feb. 10 at the Oak Park Library. 
If you are interested in joining, contact Nan Wilson.

2020 Great Decisions Topics                                                                 

Climate Change and the Global Order

India and Pakistan

Red Sea Security

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle

China’s Road into Latin America

The Philippines and the U.S.

Artificial Intelligence and Data

 


The topics for 2019 were: Refugees and Global Migration, The Middle East: Regional Disorder, Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future, The Rise of Populism in Europe, Decoding U.S. Trade with China, India and its Neighbors, Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics, The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested and State of the State Department and Diplomacy


The 2018 topics were: The waning of Pax Americana, Russia’s foreign policy, China’s economic power and geopolitics, Media and foreign policy, Turkey: A partner in crisis, U.S. defense budget, South Africa, and Global Health.