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Increase your awareness of global issues during this eight-week discussion series. GCIV serves as the statewide coordinator for the Great Decisions Program by helping facilitate discussion groups and lecture series that give participants the opportunity to expand their understanding of world affairs. Topics change annually and are based on the Foreign Policy Association’s nonpartisan briefing book. Contact Farah Amir for more information.

Great Decisions Lecture Series

Dunwoody United Methodist Church

Meets every Thursday at 7:30 PM January 16 – March 6, 2014

Location: 1548 Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338

Cost: $30 (individual rate includes briefing book), $40 (companion rate if sharing briefing book) or free to Consul Level ($100) and above GCIV members.

Click here for more details on the lecture series and how you can register online!

2014 Discussion Topics

January 16

Israel and the U.S., Dov Wilker, Regional Director, American Jewish Committee

January 23

Islamic Awakening, Dr Lawrence Rubin, Assistant Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

January 30

Energy Independence, Dr. Jay Hakes, Former Executive Director, Carter Presidential Library

February 6

Turkey’s Challenges, Dr. Eleanor Morris, Assistant Professor and Director, International Affairs Program, Agnes Scott College

February 13

Defense Technology, Dr. Robin Dorff, Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kennesaw State University

February 20

Food and Climate, Dr. Gerald Pollack, Assistant Professor of Geology and Environmental Science, Dunwoody Campus, Georgia Perimeter College

February 27

China’s Foreign Policy, Dr. Thomas Rotnem, Professor of Political Science & Coordinator, Political Science and International Studies Program, Southern Polytechnic State University

March 6

U.S. Trade Policy, Dr. Alasdair Young, Associate Professor, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

Announced Discussion Groups for 2014

This list will be updated as additional discussion groups are confirmed.
PALS: Perimeter Area Learning Seminar
Dunwoody United Methodist Church
1548 Mount Vernon
Sandy Springs, Georgia 30338
Start Date: January 6, 2014, 10:00 am
For more information please contact Jack Carew, jackcarew@bellsouth.net
or 770-952-2545

SEL: Seniors Enriched Living
Roswell United Methodist Church
814 Mimosa Blvd. Building D Youth Building.
Roswell, Georgia 30075
Start Date: January 7, 2014, 10:00 am
For more information please contact Jack Carew, jackcarew@bellsouth.net
or 770-952-2545

Hallmark Emory University Continuing Education (offsite)
650 Phipps Drive
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Start Date: January 15, 2014, 10:00 am
For more information please contact Jack Carew, jackcarew@bellsouth.net
or 770-952-2545

Emory Continuing Education
1256 Briarcliff Rd NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30306
Start Date: January 16, 2014, 10:00 am

For more information please contact Jack Carew, jackcarew@bellsouth.net
or 770-952-2545

Kennesaw State University Continuing Education
3333 Busbee Drive
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
Start Date: January 31, 2014, 10:00 am
For more information please contact Jack Carew, jackcarew@bellsouth.net
or 770-952-2545

League of Women Voters of Carrollton- Carroll County and Rotary Club of Carrollton
Tracy Stallings Community Center
118 South White Street
Carrollton, Georgia 30117
Start Date: February 6, 2014, 6:00pm movie, 6:30 pm discussion
For more information please contact Robin Collins, greatdecisions.carrollton@gmail.com or 770-328-9024

Central Congregational UCC

2676 Clairmont Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30329
Start Date: February 9, 2014, 9:30am-10:45am
For more information please contact Ginnie Ferrell, ginnie@central-ucc.org or 404-633-4505

Piedmont College
165 Central Avenue
Demorest, Georgia 30535
Start Date: January 14, 2014, 3:00pm
For more information please contact Mark Gardner, mgardner@piedmont.edu or 706-778-3000 ext 1250

LifeSpan Resources, Inc.
3003 Howell Mill Road, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30327
Start Date: January 23, 2014, 11:15am
For more information please contact Cele Covatta, lsrjudysquires@bellsouth.net or 404-237-7307