In collaboration with the International Studies & Programs department at UMSL, we present a local community lecture series that is free and open to the public. The Great Decisions Speaker Series consists of eight weekly sessions moderated by local experts on the most critical global challenges to U.S. foreign policy. The program aims to present all sides of each issue to inform and educate the St. Louis community.

Great Decisions topics in previous years have touched on a wide variety of subjects such as

  • Refugees
  • Nuclear power
  • US-China trade relations
  • Cyberwarfare
  • Populism
  • European affairs
  • US-Mexico partnerships
  • Russian foreign policy
  • US military policy
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The topics from Great Decisions 2019 can be found here 

The topics from Great Decisions 2018 can be found here.