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:

We're pleased to announce the topics for Great Decisions 2017! The titles and topics are as follows:

  • The Future of Europe
  • Trade and Politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in Transition
  • U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
  • Latin America’s Political Pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security

For more information about each topic, click here.

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