SUMMIT, NJ - The League of Women Voters of Summit, Berkeley Heights, and New Providence is sponsoring 'Great Decisions 2017', America's largest discussion program on world affairs produced by the Foreign Policy Institute. 

The program runs on Wednesdays from February 1 to March 29. Meetings are held at The DeCorso Community Center, located at 15 East 4th Street, New Providence. The cost for the eight week session is $95 -- $85 for League and Interweave members. Registration for individual sessions costs $20 each. 

Interested parties may send a check made payable to the League of Women Voters and mail it to Patricia Dixon Black, 45 Woodland Avenue, #28, Summit, NJ 07901. Registration is also available via credit card by visiting

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The Foreign Policy Institute provides a helpful manual, which is given to participants upon registration. A video clip is shown at the beginning of each session, and lively discussion is encouraged by the facilitator. After each session, attendees fill out an opinion ballot which is then sent to members of Congress and appropriate government departments.

This year's topics include:

February 1 - The Future of Europe

February 8 - Trade and Politics

February 15 - Conflict in the South China Sea (Robert Davis)

February 22 - Saudi Arabia in Transition

March 8 - U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum

March 15 - Latin America’s Political Pendulum

March 22 - Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan

March 29 - Nuclear Security