World Affairs Council of Hilton Head

Great Decisions Discussion Program

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.  Pre-order your Great Decision Briefing Book through our website. Books (hard copy or E-book) will also be available through the Foreign Policy Association website.  Pre-ordered books will be available in early January.

  • Registration Opens on November 1, 2021. Please register early.  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.

Order your Great Decisions Briefing Book through World Affairs Council of Hilton Head. 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 wasn't sure if this year's program would work using the zoom format but it turned out great. Our discussions were much better than I imagined they would be and I learned  a lot. Thanks." --Gerry S.  

Group I: Mondays at 10:00- 11:30 AM

Location: USCB Hilton Head- 1 Sand Shark Dr., Hilton Head Island, SC
Dates: January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28

Group II: 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 III: 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 25, March 30

Group IV (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

PO Box 22523
Hilton Head Island, SC 29925

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