Great Decisions: America’s Global Affairs Discussion Group

Informed Citizens Make Great Decisions

Great Decisions is developed by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) to serve as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion on U.S. foreign policy and global issues. Through its balanced, nonpartisan programs, and publications, the FPA encourages citizens to participate in the foreign policy process.

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program about world affairs.  The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching a DVD pertaining to that week’s topic, and meeting in a group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.

Topics for 2017 are:

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security


To register for Great Decisions 2017, please send an email to Mary Ellen Blake and Mary Granzotto.

Monday Evening Group Leader – Mary Granzotto
Begins January 30, 2017 at 7:30 PM.  This group meets weekly at the Mercer Social Room, 1655 N. California Blvd., Walnut Creek, CA

Tuesday Afternoon Group Leader – Mary Ellen Blake
Begins January 31st, 2017 at 1:30 PM   Locations for this group rotate week to week and will be announced a week prior to each meeting.

Contacts: Mary Ellen Blake or Mary Granzotto

Book Ordering: Mary Granzotto

Books for 2017 have been ordered and should arrive in early January. If you haven’t sent a check for $23.00 to Mary Granzotto, please do so as soon as possible.  Her address is: 1655 N. California Blvd., Apt # 439, Walnut Creek, CA  94596.  Check should be made out to Mary Granzotto.

If you didn’t order a book, you may order one by going directly to the Foreign Policy web site.