Great Decisions: America’s Global Affairs Discussion Group

Informed Citizens Make Better 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.

There are eight sessions beginning In late January or early February of each year.

Topics for 2019 are:


To register for Great Decisions 2019, please send an email to Mary Ellen Blake and Mary Granzotto.

Monday Evening Group Leader – Mary Granzotto
Begins February 4th, 2019, at 7:00 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 29, 2019 at 1:30 PM   Locations for this group rotates weekly with location announced a week prior to each meeting. The January 29th meeting will be at the home of Beverley Nidick, 91 Tumbleweed Court, San Ramon CA 94583

Contacts: Mary Ellen Blake or Mary Granzotto

Book Ordering: Mary Granzotto

Books for 2019 have already been ordered.

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

Page updated December 2018