Great Decisions Discussion Groups

About Great Decisions

Sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book and joining a group to discuss the eight most critical issues facing America each year.

AAUW Naperville Area will host two weekly Zoom discussion groups January 28 through March 18, 2021. Both groups are open to community members as well as AAUW members. The day group meets on Tuesdays from 9:30 till 11 a.m. The evening group meets on Thursdays from 7:15 till 8:45 p.m.


For each topic we will learn historical background, examine the subject impartially, explore options facing citizens and policymakers, and debate the implications. The 2021 topics are:

  • Global Supply Chain and National Security
  • Persian Gulf Security Issues
  • Brexit and the European Union
  • Struggles Over the Melting Arctic
  • China’s Role in Africa
  • The Korean Peninsula
  • Roles of International Organizations in a Global Pandemic
  • The End of Globalization?

Register and order a Briefing Book

Contact the group coordinator by December 31, 2020, to register and receive Zoom links for the discussions:

  • Evening group – Becky Glimco,
  • Day group – Lee Eastman,

The discussions are free but the Briefing Book is required to fully participate. Purchase a book from the Foreign Policy Association either as an electronic version or a paperback for $32. A DVD ($40) also is available with more material for each topic.