Discussion Groups for January – March 2019

To see a list of recent Discussion Group events, click here.

WACMB presents Great Decisions, an eight-week program produced by the Foreign Policy Association of America. Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. Each year, the program provides background information and policy options for eight of the most critical issues facing the United States; this information serves as the focal text for discussion groups all across the country, including ones at MPC and OLLI/CSUMB.

Great Decisions is free and open to the public.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • Refugees and Global Migration
  • The Middle East: Regional Disorder
  • Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?
  • The Rise of Populism in Europe
  • Decoding US-China Trade
  • Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics
  • The US and Mexico: Partnership Tested
  • State of the State Dept. and Diplomacy.

Briefing Booklets should be available for purchase from the moderators at each site on a first come/first served basis. They may also be available at the January luncheon. You can buy yours online at www.greatdecisions.org or by calling 1-800-477-5836. Ordering by phone or online may be more expensive than buying in person.


Meetings are 4:00-5:30 pm in Room 101, Social Sciences Building, on Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25. Parking is available for $3 in Lot D.

Click here to get an electronic event notice of the January MPC meeting for your online calendar


Meetings are 4:00-5:30 at the CSUMB Ryan Ranch Location, on Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25. Parking is free. Preregistration is required for the OLLI program. Register at olli.csumb.edu (do not include a “www” at the beginning of the URL).

Click here to get an electronic event notice of the February OLLI/CSUMB meeting for your online calendar.