Great Decisions

Time to register for 2020 Great Decisions program

The World Affairs Council of Greater Reading’s Great Decisions program will return in 2020.

WAC teams with seven other community groups to hold facilitated discussions based on readings and videos prepared by the Foreign Policy Association. WAC believes that civil, contemplative discussion is valuable and promotes understanding.

For 2020, the FPA will cover eight hot topics: Climate Change and the Global Order, India and Pakistan, Red Sea Security, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, U. S. Relations with the Northern Triangle of Central America, China’s Road into Latin America, The Philippines and U.S., and Artificial Intelligence and Data.

The general public is welcome to register and attend at any of the seven hosting locations, including the retirement communities. Each hosting group will administer its program, including subjects, dates and charges. Several hosting groups may start in January 2020, so December registration is encouraged.

WAC will have a master schedule so missed subjects can be made up at other locations.

Groups and contact information:

  • Jewish Cultural Center: Amanda Hornberger, 610-921-0624 or
  • Wyomissing Library: Ann Sheehan, 610-374-2385 or
  • Library at Lititz: Steve Franz, 717-656-0353 or
  • Reading Public Library: Linda Capozello, 610-478-8977 or
  • Phoebe: Carol Ort, 610-927-3412 or, or John Mattes,
  • The Highlands: Jared Martz, 484-220-8265 or martzj@the
  • The Heritage: Cheryl Anderson, 484-269-5145 or

GREAT DECISIONS 2020 MASTER SCHEDULE as of December 26, 2019

  Wyomissing Library Lilitz Library Reading Library Highlands Heritage
Climate Change 2-Mar 12-Feb 11-Feb 25-Mar 27-Feb
India & Pakistan 24-Feb 11-Mar 25-Feb 5-Feb 26-Mar
Red Sea Security 9-Mar 8-Apr 10-Mar 11-Mar 23-Apr
Modern Slavery & Trafficking 23-Mar 13-May 24-Mar 4-Mar 28-May
US &the Northern Triangle 30-Mar 10-Jun 7-Apr 19-Feb 25-Jun
China’a Road to Latin America 6-Apr 8-Jul 21-Apr 12-Feb 23-Jul
Philippines & the US 13-Apr 12-Aug 5-May 18-Mar 27-Aug
Artificial Intelligence & =Data 27-Apr 9-Sep 12-May 1-Apr 24-Sep

*Dates for Phoebe and the Jewish Cultural Center are not set at this time. Please check back for updates.