Great Decisions Discussion Groups

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 meeting to discuss eight of the most critical global issues facing America.

The discussions are free but a briefing book is required to fully participate. Purchase a book from the Foreign Policy Association in electronic or print versions.

AAUW Naperville Area will host two weekly online discussion groups January through March 2021. Both groups are open to community members as well as AAUW members. 

EVENING GROUP – Starts Jan. 28 and meets (8) Thursdays, 7:15 – 8:45 p.m.  To receive Zoom invitations, contact:  Becky Glimco,

DAY GROUP – Starts Jan. 26 and meets (8) Tuesdays, 9:30 – 11 a.m.  To receive Zoom invitations, contact:  Lee Eastman,

2021 Topics

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

  • 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?