World View Groups

These groups meet to review and discuss articles from the Great Decisions Workbook; discuss America’s challenges through books,  CONTACT US to find out more about these groups!

The International Relations Discussion Group
This group meets the first Monday of the month, except during summer, to review and discuss articles from the Great Decisions Workbook prepared by the Foreign Policy Association. We meet in the homes of Branch members from 9:45 AM until noon. Guests and new members are always welcome. Meeting details are available in the Lake Washington Branch newsletter.

Topics for the year are:

Feb.    Middle East
Mar.    Trade with China
Apr      Nuclear Negotiations
May     Cyber Conflict
Sept    State of Diplomacy
Oct      Global Migration
Nov     Nationalism in Europe
Dec     United States and Mexico

America’s Challenges Book Group
This group meets on Mondays, usually at six-week intervals, to read and discuss articles and non-fiction books that widen our knowledge and give context to the issues that face our society today. In so doing we hope to apply what we learn to personal choices and decisions we make. Members suggest readings and lead discussions on a rotating basis.

AMERICA’S CHALLENGES Reading List 2018-2019

Nov     Elisabeth Rosenthal: An American Sickness
Jan     David Sanger: The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage & Fear in the Cyber Age
Mar     Alissa Quart: Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America
June   Jon Meecham: The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels
Aug     Hans Rosling: Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the Word—and Why Things Are Better Than You Think