Great Decisions Discussion Groups

Sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The program involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book and meeting to discuss the most critical global issues facing America.

Our discussion groups are administered jointly by AAUW Naperville Area and Naperville Public Library, and are open to the Naperville area community. Due to AAUW policies regarding COVID19, the groups will meet via Zoom in 2022.

The discussions are free but a briefing book is required to fully participate. Purchase a 2022 book from the Foreign Policy Association in electronic or print versions. If you register with Becky or Lee (see below) by Oct. 21, 2021, you can get a briefing book at a group discount rate of $24.

EVENING GROUP – Meets January 20 – March 10, 2022, on Thursdays at 7:15 – 8:45 p.m. To register for Zoom invitations, contact Becky,

DAY GROUP – Meets January – March, on Tuesdays at 9:30 – 11 a.m.  To register for Zoom invitations, contact Lee,

2022 Topics

Each topic provides historical background, examines the subject impartially, explores options facing citizens and policymakers, and debates the implications.

  • Changing Demographics
  • Outer Space
  • Climate Change
  • Russia & the U.S.
  • Myanmar and ASEAN
  • Quad Alliance
  • Drug Policy in Latin America
  • Industrial Policy
  • Biden’s Agenda