Great Decisions Discussion Groups 2023

Cover of Great Decisions policy book showing topic titles and photo of stacked large pipe sections and worker wearing a hard hat and safety vest.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.

Two discussion groups are administered jointly by AAUW Naperville Area and Naperville Public Library, and are open to the Naperville area community. We are currently considering whether the groups will meet virtually or in-person and will post the decision here.

The discussions are free but a briefing book is required to fully participate. Purchase a 2023 book from the Foreign Policy Association in electronic or print versions. There is also a DVD available for purchase with half-hour master classes by the same professor on each topic. 

EVENING GROUP – Nine weeks. Meets Thursdays, 7:15 – 8:45 p.m., January 26 through mid March 2023. To participate, contact Becky,

DAY GROUP – Nine weeks. Meets Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., January 24 through mid March 2023. To participate, contact Lee,

2023 Topics

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

  • Energy Geopolitics
  • War Crimes
  • China and the U.S.
  • Economic Warfare
  • Politics in Latin America
  • Global Famine
  • Iran at a Crossroads
  • Climate Migration