Great Decisions: An Introduction

A Seminar for 6-12th grade Faculty


Understanding international issues is essential for competing in a global economy. The challenge for educators is preparing students for our increasingly interdependent world. Great Decisions is a yearly publication developed by the Foreign Policy Association examining major issues of the world.

2015 workshop:


Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. Great Decisions provides background information, current data and policy options for each issue and serves as the focal text for discussion groups.

PASSED---Date: September 19, 2015-----2016 workshop TBA

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 

DFW teachers may apply to attend the Great Decisions educator workshop at New York University held each summer.