Developed by the Foreign Policy Association in 1954, the Great Decisions program is the oldest and largest grassroots world affairs educational program of its kind in the country. It is designed to bring citizens of all ages together in a study group to learn more about and exchange views on foreign policy issues of vital interest to our country. The program provides a common set of materials in the form of a briefing book of readings about the selected topics and a related video featuring subject experts in order to help participants reach informed opinions on policy options. In addition, time will also be set aside during each meeting for discussion of immediate international events. The cost of the briefing book is included in the fee.