Do you have a curiosity about global affairs? Lead a U.S. foreign policy discussion group today!
For over 55 years, the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions program has brought together people and communities to encourage individuals to engage in the world around them and to think critically about the global issues facing policymakers.
Each year, FPA produces the Great Decisions briefing book, examining eight U.S. foreign policy and global affairs topics. All across the U.S., discussion groups meet to consider and discuss these topics, constituting the largest civil-education network in the country. Discussion group leaders organize and lead these meetings in their communities. Become a group leader now!
The Foreign Policy Association (FPA) is an independent nonprofit educational organization founded in 1918 to educate Americans about significant world issues that have an important impact on their lives. FPA provides impartial publications, programs, website and forums designed to increase public awareness of international matters that shape this country's future, and to foster citizen involvement in those issues.
Through its balanced, nonpartisan publications and interactive programs and forums, FPA seeks out and encourages individuals in schools, communities and the workplace to participate in the foreign policy process. The Great Decisions program is the core of FPA's outreach. The annual Great Decisions briefing book outlines the issues, history and policy options of eight key foreign policy topics, providing unbiased current information for its readers. FPA's national network of volunteer coordinators implement the Great Decisions program by setting up discussion groups, seminars and public forums in which participants can meet, discuss the issues, debate the subject and arrive at an informed opinion on each topic.