Save the Date: Great Decisions returns in-person for 2023!

Great Decisions returns in-person on January 20 and runs for eight consecutive weeks on Fridays at noon.

One of WorldOregon's favorite events of the year is the annual Great Decisions series —the oldest, largest grassroots, people-powered, foreign policy series in the country, which had its start here in Portland in 1953. The series features eight hard-hitting topics selected by the Foreign Policy Association and across the region people organize discussion groups and attend our 8-week conversation series.

As in previous years,  this year's series features some very critical issues that are "ripped from the headlines," as they say, topics that are front-and-center for how the U.S. is and will continue to be engaging on the world stage. 


  • Energy Geopolitics
  • War Crimes
  • China and the U.S.
  • Economic Warfare
  • Politics in Latin America
  • Global Famine
  • Iran at a Crossroads
  • Climate Migration

Note: We will have available a limited supply of Great Decisions books at the in-person events but encourage you to purchased books for yourself or your discussion groups from the Foreign Policy Association here.

  • Individual events: $5
  • Series tickets for members: $30

Information on venue location, complete lineup of speakers/dates to be announced in December. Registration for either a member series ticket or individual events begins December 19.

Not a current member? Renew or join and get a member-series pass for Great Decisions (and save $10!). 

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