The Foreign Policy Association has published a digital edition of the Great Decisions television series available for participants to stream in their homes.

Links to streaming episodes can be found by clicking here 

digital edition

The Foreign Policy Association

Great Decisions Discussion Program

via ZOOM.

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.

 

David Rowe, Moderator

Susan Perkins, Facilitator

 

 Pour yourself a light refreshment, and connect to ZOOM for a short film and a great discussion.

4:30pm virtual waiting room opens / 5pm Great Discussion begins

There are many options available for you to purchase the Great Decisions briefing book:

A limited amount of discounted books are available for sale through the library. If you are interested, please email: jbloom@quoguelibrary.org

Purchase a digital copy online: 

https://www.fpa.org/great_decisions/?act=gd_materials

 

The E-book version of the briefing book is also available!

Click to follow the link to download from these providers: 

Amazon/Kindle

Rakuten Kobo 

Nook (Barnes and Noble) 

Apple Books 

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U.S. RELATIONS WITH THE NORTHERN TRIANGLE
Combating illegal immigration has become a priority of the Trump administration. The Northern Triangle of Central America, made up of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, is a special target of the administration, which hold the nations responsible for the large flow of migrants from Latin America to the U.S. With funds from the U.S. cut, how can the Northern Triangle countries curtail migration?
 
Saturday, August 8th
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CHINA'S ROAD INTO LATIN AMERICA
As the Trump administration continues to withdraw from the world stage, China is looking to fill the void. How does Latin America fit into China’s “One Belt, One Road” plan? How will the relationship with China affect the region? Should the U.S. be concerned about China’s growing “sphere of influence”?
 
Saturday, September 12th
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THE PHILIPPINES AND THE U.S.
The Philippines has had a special relationship with the United States since the islands were ceded by Spain to the United States after the Spanish-American War at the end of the 19th century. However, since the election of Rodrigo Duterte, the country has pivoted more toward China, and away from the U.S. Duterte has also launched a large scale war on drugs that many criticize for its brutality. What does the future hold for U.S, relations with the Philippines?
 
Saturday, October 3rd
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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DATA
Policymakers in many countries are developing plans and funding research in artificial intelligence (AI). Global growth is slowing, and not surprisingly, many policymakers hope that AI will provide a magic solution. The EU, Brazil, and other Western countries have adopted regulations that grant users greater control over their data and require that firms using AI be transparent about how they use it. Will the U.S. follow suit?
 
Saturday, November 7th
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Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs.

The program provides background information and policy options for the eight most critical issues facing America each year and serves as the focal text for discussion groups across the country.