Great Decisions Seminar Series Set for March Start

Great Decisions Seminar Series

March 12 – May 6, 2021

The Tennessee World Affairs Council has been invited to offer enrollment in the Great Decisions discussion seminar series organized by our friends in Delaware, Ohio at Ohio Wesleyan University and Mr. Skip Cornett. We thank them for sharing this opportunity to learn more about critical global issues in these seminars being led by numerous distinguished speakers.

Great Decisions is an eight-part global issues conversation developed by the Foreign Policy Association in New York, a members of the World Affairs Councils of America network, a sister council to TNWAC. The seminars are supplemented by an excellent guide book offered by

Great Decisions Seminars

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Central Time) Via Zoom

March 12 – April 30 on Fridays and May 6 on Thursday

Don’t forget the Great Decisions guide book from 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link for joining the programs. Please do not share that with anyone.   It is your unique link for joining these Foreign Policy educational offerings. You will receive the program link each week by email.

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs.  The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the documentary film series and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today.

Great Decisions Calendar

March 12 — Persian Gulf Security Issues — Ali Akbar Mahdi, California State University, Northridge; Professor Emeritus, Ohio Wesleyan University

March 19 — Brexit and the European Union — Yannis Stivachtis, Professor of Political Science & Jean Monnet Chair at Virginia Tech

March 26 — Struggles Over the Melting Arctic — Nathan Amador Rowley, Associate Professor of Geology and Geography, Ohio Wesleyan University; Erinn Patrick Nicely, Ph.D.  Course Instructor – General Education, Western Governors University

April 09 —   China’s Role in Africa — Joe Parrot, Asst. Professor of History, Ohio State University

April 16 — The Korean Peninsula — Mitchell B. Lerner, Professor of History, Ohio State University

April 23 —    Roles of International Organizations in a Global Pandemic – Gillian Ice, Professor and Director of Global Health, Ohio University

April 30 —    The end of globalization? — Melissa Pawlikowski, Ph.D. Faculty in Residence, Capital University

May 6 (This program will meet on Thursday) — Global Supply Chains and National Security  Ji Young Choi, Associate Professor of Politics and Government, Director of East Asia Studies, Affiliate Professor of International Studies, Ohio Wesleyan University

Additional Educational Resources – Great Decisions Briefing Book

The Foreign Policy Association also offers an excellent program Briefing Book with articles on each of the topics.You can order the Great Decisions book from the Foreign Policy Association bookstore.  Link

A much less expensive option is to download the Great Decisions Briefing Book to your E Reader through these sources.      Amazon   Apple   Kubo   Barnes and Noble 



THE MISSION of the nonprofit, nonpartisan Tennessee World Affairs Council is to promote international awareness, understanding and connections to enhance the region’s global stature and to prepare Tennesseans to thrive in our increasingly complex and connected world.

THE VISION of  the Tennessee World Affairs Council is a well-informed community that thinks critically about the world and the impact of global events.