Minnesota International Center - A World Affairs Council



Great Decisions Program

 

Great Decisions is a dynamic citizen education and discussion program, sponsored nationally by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) and coordinated locally by the Minnesota International Center (MIC).

Each year eight topics significant to the United States’ role in the global community are chosen by the FPA for in-depth examination through an annual Briefing Book and DVD series with 30 minute episodes on each topic. Briefing Books, DVDs, and Teacher's Guides may be ordered directly from MIC.

2015 Topics
Russia and the Near Abroad
Privacy in the Digital Age

Sectarianism in the Middle East
India Changes Course
U.S. Policy Toward Africa
Syria's Refugee Crisis
Human Trafficking in the 21st Century
Brazil's Metamorphosis

2014 Topics

Defense Technology
Israel & the U.S.
Turkey's Challenges
Islamic Awakening

Energy Independence
Food and Climate
China's Foreign Policy
U.S. Trade Policy

 

2013 Topics

Future of the Euro

Egypt
NATO

Myanmar

Humanitarian Intervention

Iran

China in Africa

Threat Assessment

 

 



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Great Decisions aligns with MIC's vision to provide opportunities for Minnesotans to:

  • Understand the impact of the world on our personal and professional lives

  • Comprehend the complexity of global issues

  • Nuture the next generation of international leaders, policy makers and workers