Great Decisions: Topics For 2019

It’s time to sign up for Great Decisions for 2019. Great Decisions is a national program developed by the Foreign Policy Association which features 8 discussion topics. The FPA produces a book with background material for each topic. We read the background material and then meet in discussion groups to discuss each topic in turn.

Meetings for 2019 are 10-12 on Monday mornings. Our initial meetings will be in the Card Room in the CAC (while East Rec is under refurbishment) and we will meet in East Rec after it reopens. 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 4, 18; March 4, 18; April 1, 15, 29; and May 13

Groups 3 and 4 will meet February 11, 25; March 11, 25; April 8, 22; May 6 and 20

Topics for 2019 will be:

1. Refugees and Global Migration

2. The Middle East: Regional Disorder

3. Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?

4. The Rise of Populism in Europe

5. Decoding U.S.-China Trade

6. Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics

7. The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested

8. State of the State Department and Diplomacy

More information is available on our website:

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

Cost for the program is $25 (to purchase the book). If two of you will be working together, you can work with one book, but if you want two the cost is $40 for two books. 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. COST IS $25.

To sign up, send your check made out to George McKinney, Coordinator, at 307 Stone Creek Circle. If you have any questions, please email me at georgemck@aol.com.

For December 01 and the December 15 issues of the Oakmont News

George McKinney

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