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Great Decisions in Foreign Policy Lecture Series

‌Great Decisions in Foreign Policy is a nationwide and community-based educational program on world affairs. The program offers discussions and debates on topics related to international relations, national security and U.S. foreign policy. The Foreign Policy Association selects eight relevant and emerging topics for the program annually, and CCU offers lectures and community-based discussion the topics. During the lecture series, community members and students engage with Coastal Carolina professors and U.S. Foreign Service professionals.

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Great Decisions Ambassador Patrick Duddy(760) from 2016-2017


The Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts, The Dyer Institute for Leadership and Public Policy, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), The Center for Global Engagement, and the Department of Politics. annually hosts Great Decisions in Foreign Policy Lecture series.  Developed and disseminated by the Foreign Policy Association, the lecture program is the oldest and largest grass-roots world affairs educational program of its kind. A series of four lectures take place during consecutive Saturdays in February, and each lecture is an opportunity to learn, discuss and debate international affairs, national security and U.S. foreign policy.


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