Great Decisions Coming in January!

Great Decisions 2023 
Starting January 20 (with in-person and streaming options!)
Fridays at 12pm
Registration opens early January

Stay tuned for a full series announcement with links to purchase series or individual tickets and complete venue and streaming information in early January. Portland State University will host and we are working out final details!

One of WorldOregon's favorite events of the year is the annual Great Decisions series--which celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2023!  As in previous years, this series features eight hard-hitting topics selected by the Foreign Policy Association --don't miss this year's edition of the oldest, largest grassroots, people-powered, foreign policy series in the country, which had its start here in Portland in 1953.


January 20 | Global Famine
Speaker: David Austin, United Nations World Food Programme

January 27 | Politics in Latin America
Speaker: TBD

February 3 | Energy Geopolitics
Speaker: Jeffrey Meiser, University of Portland

February 17 | China and the U.S.
Speaker: James Lin, University of Washington

February 24 | Climate Migration
Speaker: David Wrathall, Oregon State University

March 3 | War Crimes
Speaker: Beka Feathers, Author and Political Development Consultant

March 10 | Iran at a Crossroads
Speaker: Robert Asaadi, Portland Community College

March 17 | Economic Warfare
Speaker: Gina Miller Johnson, George Fox University

NOTE: There is no program on Friday, February 10

  • Great Decisions Books: WorldOregon will have a limited supply of Great Decisions books available but encourage you to purchased books for yourself or your discussion groups from the Foreign Policy Association here.
  • Individual member and nonmember tickets will be available
  • Series tickets for members will be available
  • Registration and Complete Series Information available early January

Not a current member? Renew or join and save on a member-series pass for Great Decisions. 

WorldOregon's Great Decision series is presented in partnership with Portland State University and made possible in part with the generous support of Kathy Moyd. 

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