World Affairs Council of Hilton Head

Great Decisions Discussion Program

"Wow, what a treat. It was a real surprise and wonderful opportunity to be a part of what was truly a "Great Discussion". So glad I had the opportunity to participate. " Arnold D. 

  • Do you like to keep up on current events? 
  • Do you want to meet new people?
  • Would you like to stretch your mind, point of view and expertise?

Then Great Decisions is just the program for you!

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.  Discussing the topics with other members plays vital role in your learning and understanding of these issues and  everyone benefits from hearing different points of view.

The topics for the Great Decisions 2022 briefing book have been announced! The nine topics featured in this year’s issue are:

  • Topic 1: “Changing Demographics” (Bonus Article) by Joseph Chamie
  • Topic 2: “Outer Space” by Eric Berger
  • Topic 3: “Climate Change" by Ron Bee
  • Topic 4: “Russia and the U.S." by Allen Lynch
  • Topic 5: “Myanmar and ASEAN by Hunter Marston
  • Topic 6: “Quad Alliance” by Kevin Rudd
  • Topic 7: “Drug Policy in Latin America” by Mónica Serrano
  • Topic 8: “Industrial Policy” by Jonathan Chanis
  • Topic 9: "Biden's Agenda" by John Ikenberry

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

  • This program takes place in the spring so registration is closed for this year. We recommend you register early next year.  Class registration is capped at 25 participants per class, no exceptions. You will receive an email confirming your registration and weekly emails reminding you of the topic and time.
  • Click here for a copy of the 2022 Great Decisions Flyer

Great Decisions Briefing Books are no longer available for pre-order. Visit to order books. Pre-ordered books will be available in early January.

Here's what some of our members had to say about the program:

"What a wonderful, wonderful Great Decisions season!  I loved my group and can't believe I have to wait a whole year until we assemble again to chew over current events."  --Debbie B. 

"I went to college for training; I come to Great Decisions for an education!" --Joe B. 

Group I: Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Location: Bluffton Self Help Meeting Room, 39 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton, SC
Dates: February 1, February 8, February 15, February 22, March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22, March 29

Group II: Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 am

Location: Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island, SC
Dates: February 2, February 9, February 16, February 23, , March 2, March 9, March 16, March 23, March 30

Group III (Evening Group): Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Location: Hargray Community Room, 862A William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC
Dates: February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31

World Affairs Council of Hilton Head

Office: 200 Main St. #201 M, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Mail: PO Box 22523,Hilton Head Island, SC 29925

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