FOREIGN POLICY ASSOCIATION [FPA]
THE 2023 FOREIGN POLICY ASSOCIATION GREAT DECISIONS DISCUSSION PROGRAM
Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.
Offered In person and virtually, via Zoom
Monthly on Saturdays, 5-6PM
Check program calendar for updates
David Rowe, Moderator
Susan Perkins, Facilitator
The 2023 Great Decisions Briefing Book may be purchased at the Quogue Library or digitally at fpa.org
Great Decisions Foreign Policy Association: Global Famine
Fears of global food shortages have followed Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which has disrupted grain shipments from the major grain producer. But what about countries and regions that were suffering before this impending shortage? How is famine defined, and how is it different from simple food shortages? What if any remedies are there?
Great Decisions Foreign Policy Association: Iran at a Crossroads
By the fall of 2022, Iran was in a state of turmoil due to widespread protests against government-enforced wearing of the hijab, a failing economy, an ineffective new president, and the looming succession of the country’s leader, Ayatollah Khamenei. Abroad, renewal of the Iran nuclear deal seemed doubtful and tensions remain high between Iran, Israel, and Arab states.
Great Decisions Foreign Policy Association: Climate Migration
As climate change accelerates and drought and rising sea levels become more common, millions of people in affected regions must uproot themselves and seek safety elsewhere. Who are these affected individuals, and how might the United States aid them, and be affected by the migration?