Great Decision 1-15-20

Final time to sign up for Great Decisions for 2020. Great Decisions is a national program developed by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) which features 8 discussion topics. The FPA produces a book with background material for each topic. Participants read the background material and then meet in discussion groups to discuss each topic in turn.

Meetings for 2020 are 10-12 on Monday mornings in the East Rec. We plan on 4 groups this year, with each group 14-16 people. Each group meets every other week.

Groups 1 and 2 will meet February 3, 17; March 2, 16, 30; April 13, 27; and May 11

Groups 3 and 4 will meet February 10, 24; March 9, 23; April 6, 20; May 4 and 18

Topics for 2020 will be: Climate Change and the Global Order, India and Pakistan, Red Sea Security, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle, China’s Road into Latin America, The Philippines and the U.S., and Artificial Intelligence and Data

More information is available on our website:

https://sites.google.com/site/oakmontgreatdecisions/

We purchase the FPA book in bulk so we get a reduced cost. Cost for the program is $25 (to purchase the book). If two of you will be working together, you can work with one book or two as you prefer. If you have a preference on dates, please indicate so, or we’ll just assign you to one group or the other as space allows. Please be sure to let us know if two people will be participating but sharing one book.

NOTE: THERE ARE LARGE PRINT BOOKS AVAILABLE. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU NEED A LARGE PRINT BOOK. THESE ARE JUST PRINT-OUTS OF THE TEXT OF THE ARTICLES. THE COST IS $35. THERE ARE ALSO DVD’s AVAILABLE FOR $35.

To sign up, bring your check made out to Oakmont Great Decisions to the OVA offices and leave it in our folder there. If you have any questions, please email us at oakmontgd@gmail.com .

George McKinney

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