Great Decisions is a national program of the Foreign Policy Association. In North Carolina, the Office of International Programs at UNC Charlotte is the state coordinator. Great Decisions is the largest non-partisan citizen education effort of its kind and has provided quality information and tools for over fifty years.
Each year, the Foreign Policy Association publishes a Great Decisions Briefing Book. The book highlights eight of the year's most significant foreign policy issues. The book provides facts, charts, and nonpartisan analysis of the "great decisions" facing the U.S. public and policy makers. Maps, online services and other resources are available to complement programs. In addition, a DVD series and Teacher's Guide are available for purchase.
The Office of International Programs at UNC Charlotte coordinates a local community lecture series annually. The Charlotte Great Decisions Lecture Series consists of six weekly sessions and is an opportunity for citizens to meet, discuss and learn about some of the issues facing our world. Each week a local expert from nearby colleges and universities provides additional perspective on the topic of interest and answers questions regarding the information presented in the Briefing Book and through the lecture. A registration form is available below.
Lectures are free. A Great Decisions briefing book is available for $20.56 ($19.00 + $1.56 tax). Payment is accepted at the door with cash or check.
All lectures will take place from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
UNC Charlotte Center City
320 E. 9th Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
For directions and parking information, please visit the UNC Charlotte Building website at:
Tuesday, January 15: Iran
Dr. Kathryn Johnson, UNC Charlotte
Tuesday, January 22: Threat assessment
Dr. Justin Conrad, UNC Charlotte
Tuesday, January 29: Future of the Euro
Jay Bryson, Wells Fargo
Tuesday, February 5: Humanitarian intervention
Dr. Brett Tempest, UNC Charlotte
and Dr. Eddy Souffrant, UNC Charlotte
Tuesday, February 12: China in Africa
Dr. Ola Aborisade, UNC Charlotte
Tuesday, February 19: Egypt
Dr. Gregory Starrett, UNC Charlotte
Tuesday, February 26
Inclement weather reschedule date
To register for the 2013 Great Decisions Lecture Series, please complete the online registration form.
For further questions or information, please send an email to email@example.com.