Great Decisions 2021 Update

As the world continues to grapple with the effects of COVID-19, Great Decisions members across the country have adapted to this “new normal” and have continued to hold their meetings. Some have moved their groups online, meeting using services like Zoom, Google Hangouts or Skype. For advice and tips on hosting your groups remotely, please see our COVID-19 announcement here:


Great Decisions 2021

Here is a list of the preliminary topics for the upcoming 2021 edition of Great Decisions. The eight topics will each have a corresponding episode of GDTV that will broadcast on PBS and be available on DVD or streaming with Vimeo. For any questions, please contact [email protected].

Preliminary Topic Listing for 2021

Topic 1: Global supply chains and national security


Topic 2: Persian Gulf Security 


Topic 3: Brexit and the EU 


Topic 4: The Arctic 


Topic 5: China in Africa  


Topic 6: The two Koreas 


Topic 7: Role of WHO 


Topic 8: The End of Globalization? 


Stay tuned for more information about Great Decisions 2021 over the coming weeks!

National Opinion Ballot Report 2020

The deadline for submitting your group’s opinion ballots has been extended. This is due to many groups having to suspend meetings during COVID-19. The new deadline for submission will be the end of September. Please visit to submit your ballots online or mail physical responses to our new address (551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3000 New York, NY 10176). If you have any questions please contact [email protected] or call (212)-481-8100 EXT. 391.