About the Program

The Great Decisions Program is the oldest and largest grassroots world affairs educational program of its kind in the country. Begun in 1954, it is the flagship program of the Foreign Policy Association, a non-partisan, non-governmental organization. The Great Decisions Program's goal is to discuss, debate, and learn about International Affairs, National Security, and U.S. Foreign Policy.
Who Should Attend and Why

The Great Decisions Program is for anyone who desires to gain a deeper understanding of the current challenges the United States faces in the world today, from the threat of global terrorism to environmental issues, globalization, and development. Teachers, educators, students, military personnel (active and retired), business people, service organizations and clubs, political organizations, and international community groups will all benefit by gaining a greater appreciation for the complex international issues we face as a nation today.


Click membership for series prices.  Individual lectures are $10 each.  Full time students admitted free of charge.

Times and locations
Each GD presentation is given at four separate locations:
Tuesday, 7:30pm, Asheville (UNCA, Manheimer Room of the Reuter Center)
Wednesday, 10:00am, Hendersonville (Blue Ridge Community College, Bo Thomas Auditorium)
Wednesday, 3:30pm, Brevard (Brevard College, McLarty-Goodson)
Thursday, 2:00pm, Columbus (Isothermal Community College)
FPA's booklets can be purchased at its website - and full paragraphs about these topics can be reviewed there as well. Click here to visit website.

Presentations:  Our Great Decisions Series, wherein we join a national conversation with other World Affairs and Foreign Policy Association members throughout the nation, is slated for six Tuesdays in February and March of 2022.   We'll complete our 2021/22 cycle with presentations in April and May of 2022.

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