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Great Decisions Lecture Series (Annual)

2024 Theme: U.S. Foreign Policy in an Election Year

The Great Decisions lecture series is a joint venture between The College of Wooster and the local Wooster community. It began in 1981 and has run annually since that year. The primary purpose of the series is to bring to the region experts (from a variety of backgrounds) on various issues pertaining to foreign policy and international affairs. Our goal is to contribute to the ongoing education of Wooster students and area residents alike. We strive to keep ourselves engaged and informed so that we are better prepared as democratic citizens.

We recognize that the world is continuing to grow smaller and smaller and that, hence, our lives and fates are increasingly interconnected with the lives and fates of people all over the globe. This means that we need to know, more than ever, how circumstances elsewhere will affect us and what impact our choices will have on others. This lecture series is designed to be a part of the process of contributing to and improving such awareness.

Recent series have featured themes including:

2022: Global Sustainable Development

2020: Democracy, Trade, and Migration

2019: Global Health Issues

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