Great Decisions: NATO's Future with Martin Farrell, PhD

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Great Decisions, a project of the Foreign Policy Association, is a grassroots world affairs education program which brings together Americans from across the nation to discover and discuss foreign policy issues. Over the course of eight weeks, scholars will introduce each issue, and participants may explore their own views and those of the group.

PLEASE NOTE: Great Decisions 2024 will be presented in a hybrid format—offered in-person in MPL’s Balkansky Community Room, as well as livestreamed simultaneously online on both our Facebook page ( and YouTube channel (unless otherwise indicated).

NATO's Future:  Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has come under increased scrutiny, not because NATO troops are involved in the conflict, but because of its role in relations between Russia and its neighbors. Will expanding membership in NATO protect countries, or will it further provoke Russia?

Great Decisions Schedule

  • February 5: Climate Technology with Pablo Toral, PhD
  • February 12: Middle East Alignment (Part One) with Alise Coen, PhD, *ONLINE ONLY*
  • February 19: Middle East Alignment (Part Two) with Beth Dougherty, PhD
  • February 26: Science and AI with Matthew Friedel, PhD
  • March 4: NATO's Future with Martin Farrell, PhD
  • March 11: US-China Trade Rivalry with David Fields, PhD
  • March 18: Understanding Indonesia with Eunsook Jung, PhD, *ONLINE ONLY*
  • March 25: High Seas Treaty with Elizabeth Wheat, PhD



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