Great Decisions Discussion Group

World Affairs Council of Central Illinois


Location: First Presbyterian Church, 321 South 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Location notes: Program Information: Location: Cook-Diller Lounge, First Presbyterian Church (Free Parking is available in the church parking lot; in addition, on-street, metered parking spaces are available nearby.) Program Registration: Registration is required for all who want to participate in the six-week program with a guaranteed seat and to receive a copy of the Great Decisions 2020 Briefing Book upon payment of $25 per person. (Priced at $35.00 plus shipping, if purchased directly from the publisher - FPA). The registration form and payment information may also be obtained from the WACCI website: http://mywacci.org/great-decisions/. Interested individuals who are unable to attend the full six-week program may attend (walk-in) any (or all) of programs free of cost (the Briefing Book will not be provided). Program Organizer Contact: For further information and to receive the 2019 Briefing Book, please contact WACCI Board member and program organizer Prof. Baker Siddiquee by email at [email protected]
Year founded: 1987
Accepting participants: Yes
Contact Email: Dr. Baker Siddiquee: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 217-553-9089
Website: http://www.mywacci.org
Meeting Schedule: Great Decisions 2020 Program: March 19 - April 23, 2020, every Thursday, 7:00pm -9:00pm. The specific dates are: March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, and 23.

Discussion Topics: 1. Climate Change and the Global Order; 2. India and Pakistan; 3. Red Sea Security; 4. Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking; 5. China’s Road into Latin America; and 6. Artificial Intelligent and Data.

Discussion leaders: are 1. Dr. Adriana Crocker, Professor of Political Science, UIS; 2. Dr. Hasan Kartal, Assistant Professor of Management Information System, UIS; 3. Dr. Ali Nizamuddin, Associate Professor of Political Science, UIS; 4. Dr. Stephen Schwark, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, UIS; 5. Dr. Baker Siddiquee, Emeritus Associate Professor of Economics, UIS; and 6. Dr. Roy Wehrle, Emeritus Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies, UIS.