Great Decisions 2022

  • 22 Feb 2022
  • 13 Dec 2022
  • 9 sessions
  • 22 Feb 2022, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
  • 22 Mar 2022, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
  • 19 Apr 2022, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
  • 17 May 2022, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
  • 21 Jun 2022, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
  • 20 Sep 2022, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
  • 18 Oct 2022, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
  • 15 Nov 2022, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
  • 13 Dec 2022, 12:00 PM 1:00 PM (UTC-07:00)
  • Online via Zoom



Program Description

PCFR and Global Ties Arizona have partnered again this year to bring Great Decisions. PCFR members loved participating in Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions series in 2020 and 2021. Here is what PCFR member Charles Blum had to say about the program: “Great Decisions and PCFR are a perfect match. This program provides an ideal platform for informed discussion, deeper insights into current issues and greater appreciation for the insights and experiences of our members.”

Over 9 months, PCFR members will have the opportunity to dive deep on 9 of the most critical issues facing the U.S. foreign policy each year. Prior to each session, participants will read a chapter from the Great Decisions Briefing Book and watch the video associated with the topic. Each session will feature a subject-matter expert and you will have the opportunity to participate in the group discussions. PCFR member Charles Blum will moderate the series.

PCFR and Global Ties Arizona are covering the cost of the Great Decisions Briefing Book (a $35 value) for PCFR members. Be sure to save your spot. 

Sign up fast, Great Decisions is limited to 25 members!

How to Participate

  1. Fill out the form to register to participate and receive your complimentary Great Decisions Briefing Book
  2. You will receive a link to watch the program videos
  3. Participate in the discussion!


All sessions will take place from 12 pm - 1 pm Phoenix, Arizona time, online via Zoom.

February 22, 2022 | Biden's Agenda

March 22, 2022 | QUAD Alliance

April 19, 2022 | Drug Policy in Latin America

May 17, 2022 | Industrial Policy

June 21, 2022 | Outer Space

September 20, 2022 | Myanmar and ASEAN

October 18, 2022 | Changing Demographics

November 15, 2022 | Climate Change

December 13, 2022 | Russia and the U.S.



    Charles Blum has spent a lifetime in international affairs. Before launching an independent consultancy in 1988, he served in the US State Department and the Executive Office of the President for 17 years. He has worked on commercial, investment and policy matters on six continents and participates in a broad range of discussions on foreign and domestic policy. A native of New York, he now resides in Sedona, AZ.

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