Press Release, Global

March 3, 2021 | By Ohio Wesleyan University

2021 Delaware Great Decisions

Virtual Discussions Begin March 12, Advance Registration Required

DELAWARE, Ohio – Delaware’s Great Decisions sessions on U.S. foreign policy and international relations will kick off March 12 with eight virtual sessions addressing critical issues impacting the nation and world.

The community is invited to join the online Zoom discussions by registering in advance at event will begin at noon and last for one hour.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link for joining the programs. Please do not share your link; instead, please share the main weblink. Those who register will receive a program link each week by email.

  • March 12 Persian Gulf Security Issues: Ali Akbar Mahdi, lecturer for the Department of Sociology, California State University, Northridge, and professor emeritus, Ohio Wesleyan University.
  • March 19 Brexit and the European Union: Yannis Stivachtis, professor of political science and Jean Monnet Chair at Virginia Tech.
  • March 26 Struggles Over the Melting Arctic: Nathan Rowley, associate professor of geology and geography, Ohio Wesleyan University, and Erinn Nicley, associate professor of political science and geography, Western Governors University.
  • April 09 China’s Role in Africa: Joe Parrot, assistant professor of history, The Ohio State University.
  • April 16 The Korean Peninsula: Mitchell B. Lerner, professor of history, The Ohio State University.
  • April 23 Roles of International Organizations in a Global Pandemic: Gillian Ice, professor and director of Global Health, Ohio University.
  • April 30 The End of Globalization?: Melissa Pawlikowski, faculty-in-residence, Capital University.
  • May 6 (Thursday) – Global Supply Chains and National Security: Ji Young Choi, associate professor of politics and government, director of East Asian Studies, and affiliate professor of international studies, Ohio Wesleyan University.

Great Decisions Briefing Book

The Foreign Policy Association offers an excellent program Briefing Book with articles on each of the topics. A few are available through our local Great Decisions program for $32 each. Contact Skip Cornett at to purchase a book. They also are available via The Foreign Policy Association for the same price. For those with e-readers, the Briefing Book is available for download from several sources at a lower price.

About Great Decisions

The Great Decisions Discussion Program, a free community discussion series, is designed to encourage debate and discussion of the role of the United States in world affairs. The program provides materials that help people reach informed opinions on issues and encourages them to participate in the foreign-policy process.

About The Foreign Policy Association

The Foreign Policy Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring the American public to learn more about the world. Founded in 1918, FPA provides independent publications, programs, and forums to increase public awareness of, and foster popular participation in, matters relating to those policy issues.