World Affairs Council of Hilton Head

Great Decisions Discussion Program

Created by the Foreign Policy Association of America (FPA) in 1954, Great Decisions Discussion Program is America’s largest grassroots discussion program that focuses on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book and meeting in a group setting to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each year, the list of topics is chosen by a panel of experts and FPA commissions the articles to be included in the booklet.

This year's topics are:

  1. Global supply chains and national security
  2. Persian Gulf security issues
  3. Brexit and the European Union
  4. Struggles over the melting Arctic
  5. China’s role in Africa
  6. The Korean Peninsula
  7. Roles of international organizations in a global pandemic
  8. The end of globalization?

WACHH members can register for one of the groups below.  Books (hard copy or E-book) can be purchased on the Foreign Policy Association website.  Pre-ordered books will be available in early January.

  • Class size is limited so please register early.  You will receive an email confirming your registration and weekly emails reminding you of the topic and time. 
  • Social distancing will be practiced by limiting size of groups and using more spacious meeting venues. Masks will be required for in person meetings.
  • All sessions may convert to Zoom if it appears necessary because of the pandemic.

Group I 

Mondays at 10:00 am-11:30 am
Community Room at the Hargray Building, 862-A William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island
February 1, February 8, February 15, February 22, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22

Group II

Tuesdays at 1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Literacy Center, 1 Kitties Landing Rd #B, Bluffton, SC
February 2, February 9, February 16, February 23, March 2, March 9, March 16, March 23

Group III

Wednesdays at 10:00 am-11:30 am
Rec Center Community Room, 20 Wilborn Rd, Hilton Head
February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24

Group IV (Evening Group)

Thursdays at 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm
Location TBA
February 4, February 11, February 18, February 25, March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25

Group V (Zoom)

Thursdays at 10:00 am-11:30 am
The meeting is a Zoom webinar. Credentials will be emailed to you before each meeting. 
February 4, February 11, February 18, February 25, March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25

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