The Foreign Policy Association
Great Decisions Discussion Program
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs.
David Rowe, Moderator
Susan Perkins, Facilitator
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Program time: 5pm - 6pm
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
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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Preliminary Topics for 2021
Each of the eight topics in the 2021 edition will have a corresponding episode of the Emmy Award Nominated Great Decisions television series that will broadcast on public television and will be available for purchase streaming online through Vimeo or on DVD. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Topic 1: The Role of International Organizations in a Global Pandemic
Topic 2: Global Supply Chains and National Security
Topic 3: China and Africa
Topic 4: Korean Peninsula
Topic 5: Persian Gulf Security
Topic 6: Brexit and the European Union
Topic 7: The Fight Over the Melting Arctic
Topic 8: The End of Globalization?