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Great Decisions 2023    NEW!

Calling all inquisitive global citizens! Stretch your knowledge of current affairs with an in-depth discussion of specific national and international topics of current foreign policy concern. Each year’s course is new and independent from those offered in prior terms. This year’s topics include energy geopolitics, war crimes, China and the US, economic warfare, politics in Latin America, global famine, Iran at a crossroads and climate migration. Each session you screen a video offered by an expert in international relations and foreign policy then engage in a highly participatory collegial discussion. Weekly preparation involves advance reading of 10 to 12 pages from the course booklet and supplemental reading materials provided by course facilitator.

Required: “Great Decisions 2023” available online from the Foreign Policy Association’s bookstore ( or by calling (212) 481-8100. Enrolled students must purchase the booklet at least two weeks prior to the first session.