Western Political Philosophy

Great Decisions is a Foreign Policy Association program that provides impartial thought-provoking analysis on issues of concern to policymakers today through global studies adapted to informal discussion groups. It is an 8 session Foreign Policy discussion based on readings & a DVD and is sponsored by the Minnesota International Center.

The discussions are usually held at Heartwood in Crosby, Minnesota, every 3rd Monday.

Contact Bob Sandin (218-534-5453) for more specifics.

The website address is:

The remaining titles and topics for Great Decisions 2017 are:

  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security

The titles and topics for Great Decisions 2018 are as follows:

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges

For more information about the remaining topics, click here.
For information about the upcoming 2018 topics, click here.

Mission: To provide quality and broad-based learning opportunities for the Lakes Area residents with emphasis on mature adults.