Great Decisions Discussion Groups
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Great Decisions groups meet throughout the Kansas City metro area. Please find more information on local groups below. All groups listed here are open to the general public.

If your group is not listed, please do contact us so we can promote your meetings to IRC members and friends. We can also help you to start a new group if you are so inclined.

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GREAT DECISIONS GROUPS

Centered Spirit Group
When: First Thursday, 6 p.m. (beginning February 7, 2019)
Where: Centered Spirit Cultural and Holistic Center (8131 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114)
For More Information: Contact Emilie Jackson

Dinner Group
When: Second Tuesday, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Princess Garden Restaurant (8906 Wornall, Kansas City, MO 64114)
For More Information: Contact Joanne Hindman

Downtown Group
When: Last Thursday, 12-1 p.m. (beginning January 31, 2019)
Where: Stinson Leonard Street Law Firm (1201 Walnut St., Suite 2900, Kansas City, MO 64106)
Notes: Lunch available for $11 if reserved in advance
For More Information: Contact Amy Baker

Johnson County Community College
When: Every other Thursday, 2-3:30 p.m. (January 31, 2019; February 14, 2019; February 28,  2019; March 14, 2019;  March 28, 2019; April 11, 2019; April 25, 2019; and May 9, 2019)
Where: Johnson County Community College, CoLab (OCB 107)
For More Information: Contact Dessa Crum or see the JCCC group's Great Decisions page

Overland Park Group
When: Second or Third Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Blue Valley Library (9000 W. 151st St., Overland Park, KS 66221)
For More Information: Contact  Jon Antel or visit their Meetup page

Waldo Group
When: Generally every other week, beginning in February 2019 – two options, each 1.5 hours
Option A: Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. (February 5, 2019; February 19, 2019; March 5, 2019; March 19, 2019; April 2, 2019; April 16, 2019; April 30, 2019; May 14, 2019)
Option B: Thursdays at 11:45 a.m. (February 7, 2019; February 14, 2019;  March 14, 2019; March 21, 2019; April 4, 2019; April 18, 2019; May 2, 2019; May 16, 2019)
Where: Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110)
For More Information: Contact Jack McLaren or by phone at 816.868.4933

 

REMAINING GREAT DECISIONS GROUP MEETINGS 2019 

March 

The Rise of Populism in Europe – Tuesday, March 19 – 6:30-8 p.m. – Waldo Group (Tuesdays)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110)
 
Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future? – Thursday, March 21 – 6-8 p.m. – Overland Park Group
Johnson County Library - Oak Park (9500 Bluejacket St., Overland Park, KS 66214)
 
The Middle East: Regional Disorder– Thursday, March 21 – 12-1:15 p.m. – Waldo Group (Thursdays)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110)
 
Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future? – Thursday, March 28 – 12-1 p.m. – Downtown Group
Stinson Leonard Street Law Firm (1201 Walnut St., Suite 2900, Kansas City, MO 64106)
 
Refugees and Global Migration – Thursday, March 28 – 2-3:30 p.m. – JCCC Group
Johnson County Community College, CoLab, OCB 107 (12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66210) 

 

April

The Rise of Populism in Europe – Thursday, April 4 – 11:45-1:15 p.m.  – Waldo Group (Thursdays)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110)

Nuclear Negotiations: Back the the Future? – Thursday, April 4 – 6 p.m. –Centered Spirit Group
Centered Spirit Cultural and Holistic Center (8131 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114)
 
Decoding U.S.-China Trade – Tuesday, April 9 – 6-8 p.m. – Waldo Group (Tuesdays)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110)
 
Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future? – Tuesday, April 9 – 6-8 p.m. – Dinner Group
Princess Garden Restaurant (8906 Wornall, Kansas City, MO 64114)
 
Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future? – Thursday, April 11 – 2-3:30 p.m. – JCCC Group
Johnson County Community College, CoLab, OCB 107 (12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66210) 
  
The Rise of Populism in Europe – Thursday, April 18 – 6-8 p.m. – Overland Park Group
TBD: Johnson County Library - Blue Valley or Leawood
 
Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics – Tuesday, April 23 – 6:30-8 p.m. – Waldo Group (Tuesdays)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110)
Decoding U.S.-China Trade – Thursday, April 25 – 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.. – Waldo Group (Tuesdays)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110)
 
Decoding U.S.-China Trade – Thursday, April 25 – 12-1 p.m. – Downtown Group
Stinson Leonard Street Law Firm (1201 Walnut St., Suite 2900, Kansas City, MO 64106)
 
U.S.-China Trade – Thursday, April 25 – 2-3:30 p.m. – JCCC Group
Johnson County Community College, CoLab, OCB 107 (12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66210) 
 
The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested – Tuesday, April 30 – 6:30-8 p.m. – Waldo Group (Tuesdays)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110)
 

May

The Rise of Populism in Europe – Thursday, May 2 – 6 p.m. – Centered Spirit Group
Centered Spirit Cultural and Holistic Center (8131 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114)
 
Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics – Thursday, May 2 – 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. – Waldo Group (Thursdays)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110)
 
The Rise of Populism in Europe – Thursday, May 9 – 2-3:30 p.m. – JCCC Group
Johnson County Community College, CoLab, OCB 107 (12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66210) 
 
The Rise of Populism in Europe – Tuesday, May 14 – 6-8 p.m. – Dinner Group
Princess Garden Restaurant (8906 Wornall, Kansas City, MO 64114)
 
State of the State Department – Tuesday, May 14 – 6:30-8 p.m. – Waldo Group (Tuesdays)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110)
 
Decoding U.S.-China Trade – Thursday, May 16 – 6-8 p.m. – Overland Park Group
TBD: Johnson County Library - Blue Valley or Leawood
 
The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested – Thursday, May 16 – 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.– Waldo Group (Thursdays)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110)
 
Decoding U.S-China Trade – Thursday, May 30 – 12-1 p.m. – Downtown Group
Stinson Leonard Street Law Firm (1201 Walnut St., Suite 2900, Kansas City, MO 64106)

State of the State Department and Diplomacy – Thursday, May 30 – 6:30-8 p.m.– Waldo Group (Thursdays)
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110)


June

Decoding U.S.-China Trade – Thursday, June 6 – 6 p.m. – Centered Spirit Group
Centered Spirit Cultural and Holistic Center (8131 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114)

Decoding U.S.-China Trade – Tuesday, June 11 – 6-8 p.m. – Dinner Group 
Princess Garden Restaurant (8906 Wornall, Kansas City, MO 64114)

Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics – Thursday, June 20 – 6-8 p.m. – Overland Park Group
TBD: Johnson County Library - Blue Valley or Leawood

Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics – Thursday, June 27 – 12-1 p.m. – Downtown Group
Stinson Leonard Street Law Firm (1201 Walnut St., Suite 2900, Kansas City, MO 64106)

 

July

Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics – Tuesday, July 9 – 6-8 p.m. – Dinner Group
Princess Garden Restaurant (8906 Wornall, Kansas City, MO 64114)
 
Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics – Thursday, July 11 – 6 p.m. – Centered Spirit Group
Centered Spirit Cultural and Holistic Center (8131 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114)
 
The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested – Thursday, July 18 – 6-8 p.m. – Overland Park Group
TBD: Johnson County Library - Blue Valley or Leawood
 
The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested – Thursday, July 25 – 12-1 p.m. – Downtown Group
Stinson Leonard Street Law Firm (1201 Walnut St., Suite 2900, Kansas City, MO 64106)
 
August
 
The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested – Thursday, August 1 – 6 p.m. – Centered Spirit Group
Centered Spirit Cultural and Holistic Center (8131 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114)
 
The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested – Tuesday, August 13 – 6-8 p.m. – Dinner Group
Princess Garden Restaurant (8906 Wornall, Kansas City, MO 64114)
 
State of the State Department and Diplomacy – Thursday, August 15 – 6-8 p.m. – Overland Park Group
TBD: Johnson County Library - Blue Valley or Leawood
 
State of the State Department and Diplomacy  – Thursday, August 29  – 12-1 p.m.  – Downtown Group
Stinson Leonard Street Law Firm (1201 Walnut St., Suite 2900, Kansas City, MO 64106)

 

September

State of the State Department and Diplomacy  – Thursday, September 5  – 6 p.m.  – Centered Spirit Group
Centered Spirit Cultural and Holistic Center (8131 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114)
 
State of the State Department and Diplomacy – Tuesday, September 10 – 6-8 p.m. – Dinner Group
Princess Garden Restaurant (8906 Wornall, Kansas City, MO 64114)