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 Amanda Guidero for more information.
Announced Discussion Groups for 2013
This list will be updated as new groups are confirmed.
Dunwoody United Methodist Church and GCIV Foreign Policy Lecture Series
Meets every Thursday at 7:30 PM January 24 – March 14, 2013
Location: 1548 Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338
Cost: $30 (individual rate includes briefing book), $40 (companion rate if sharing briefing book) or $75 (includes briefing book and one-year membership for individuals and companions in GCIV which provides exclusive opportunities to interact with distinguished international visitors)
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Piedmont College Great Decisions
Meets every Tuesday from 3–4:00 PM, starting date TBA
Location: Piedmont College Arrendale Library, Demorest GA 30535
Contact: 706-778-3000 x 1250 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Congregational U.C.C. is offering a Great Decisions series beginning January 27th, Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. The church is located at 2627 Clairmont Rd. NE Atlanta 30329 just south of Briarcliff Rd. and I-85. The class is introduced by a video followed by discussion of the topic. We expect to take the classes in the order found in the book with the first being the Future of the Euro. The classes will be held each Sunday morning for eight weeks. All are welcome. For questions please call Mary Ellen Myers at 706-776-1059. The church’s website is central-ucc.org.
20th Floyd Hoskins Great Decisions Program 2013
Sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association & Georgia Council for International Visitors
Locally sponsored by League of Women Voters of Carrollton – Carroll County & Carrollton Rotary
Thursdays, February 7th – March 28th
Tracy Stallings Community Center, Rotary Room
118 South White Street, Carrollton, GA 30117
The speaker / moderator is at 7 pm; discussion immediately following. There will be no formal break time. The event ends at 8:30 pm. A PBS documentary half hour segment of each topic will be shown on corresponding Thursdays, February 7th – March 28th, at 12:15 pm at the Neva Lomason Library in the Edith Foster Room & at 6:15 pm at the Stallings Community Center Rotary Room prior to the topic programs. Briefing books are $22, available at the meetings or email Carrollton@lwvga.org. Briefing books are on reserve at Neva Lomason & UWG Ingram Libraries.
Foltz Martin Hudson & Knapp, LLC
Five Piedmont Center, Suite 750
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
Contact person is Curt Coulombe
Group meeting date and time: February 5th, 2013 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM
2013 Discussion Topics
Detailed descriptions of the individual topics are forthcoming.
Future of the Euro by Erik Jones
Egypt by Bruce Rutherford
NATO Mark Webber
Myanmar and Southeast Asia by Barbara Crossette
Humanitarian intervention by Thomas Weiss
Iran by John Limbert
China in Africa by David Shinn
Threat assessment by Gregory Treverton