Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting to discuss some of the most critical global issues facing America today.
Topic: End of Globalization? - As the United States enters another election season, the merits and drawbacks of globalization are again being debated by the presidential candidates. With the passing of the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s America First doctrine, protectionist policies have become more prevalent, challenging globalization. What is globalization and how will it be affected by protectionist trade policies? How will the United States and the world be affected by such policies? Is globalization really at an end, or in need of a refresh?
We read the briefing book article ahead of the meeting, a video is shown at the beginning of the meeting and then everyone takes turns sharing opinions about the topic. This is a friendly group of people who want to gain and share knowledge about what is happening in our world.
You don't need to read the book to participate. Whether you want to join in the discussion or just listen, you are always welcome.