Great Decisions -CLOSED


3:10 PM ‚Äď 4:50 PM

9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs.  Published annually by the Foreign Policy Association, the Great Decisions briefing book highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing America today.  The briefing book provides background information, current data and policy options for each issue and serves as the focal text for discussion groups. The issues discussed are:

  • The future of Europe: coping with crisis
  • Trade, jobs and politics
  • Conflict in the South China Sea
  • Saudi Arabia in transition
  • US foreign policy and petroleum
  • Latin America‚Äôs political pendulum
  • Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • Nuclear Security: enduring the challenge of nuclear weapons


We discuss one topic per session. Copies of these books are available in the LLI office before classes begin. It is important that all participants read the appropriate section of the briefing book (approximately 8 to 10 pages) to prepare for these discussions.


8 sessions starting Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 3:10 PM

Facilitator: Erik Rambusch

Erik Rambusch earned his BA and MBA in Economics from Columbia University. He has led discussions on foreign policy issues for LLI for the past five years. Previously he held teaching and advisory positions at NCC and prior to that conducted graduate seminars at The New School in NYC for ten years. His corporate career was with The New York Times and Dun & Bradstreet.  Eric worked in Scandinavia and also served as an officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers.