Great Decisions, produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA), is America’s largest civic discussion program on world affairs. Lectures will run weekly each Thursday from March 28 – May 16. Each discussion will cover a topic of great importance to Americans, a short video will be shown, and discussion of American policy will be facilitated. Attend the entire series of lectures or one lecture; no previous registration is required, and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The program series is co-sponsored by Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Adult Learning Program.
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This week we’ll discuss open borders. Every state in today’s global system has its own laws and policies about who is permitted to cross its borders, and how they will do so.Find out more »
This week we’ll discuss the fallout from policy reversals such as withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear accord and moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.Find out more »
This week we’ll discuss nuclear weapons, and the Trump administration’s new urgency, if not a new approach, to dealing with them.Find out more »
This week’s topic is mass migration and the problems associated with it, which have directly abetted the rise of populist parties in Europe.Find out more »
Though arguably the most advanced economy in the world, the United States still uses centuries-old numbers to measure trade. These antique numbers mangle understanding of the U.S.-China trade relationship, shrinking America’s true economic size and competitiveness, while swelling China’s.Find out more »
This week, we'll discuss cyber conflict and it's role as a new and continually developing threat, which can include foreign interference in elections, industrial sabotage and attacks on infrastructure.Find out more »
The United States and Mexico have a long, intertwined history, with both countries prominently featured in each other’s politics and agendas. This week we’ll discuss the war on drugs, immigration and trade issues that have taxed the relationship over the years.Find out more »
This week we’ll discuss the Trump administration, and how the usual ways of conducting diplomacy have been upended.Find out more »