Program Series

Join us at one of our 40 programs throughout the year, including our award-winning Great Decisions Global Discussions.

Great Decisions

Great Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs. The program provides background information and policy options for the most critical issues facing America each year and serves as the starting place for dialogue and discussion within the community.

CHINA Town Hall

CHINA Town Hall connects leading China experts with Americans around the country for a national conversation on the implications of China’s rise on U.S.-China relations and its impact on our towns, states, and nation. 


An international trivia contest held every May during World Trade Week with college, corporate and community teams competing.

Global Business Roundtable

Exclusive corporate programming of small-group luncheons or receptions with diplomats or global experts. Our speakers share their experience in global business and global issues that concern Western Michigan companies with international interests.

The Vandenberg Prize

Our most prestigious event where we honor an individual whose efforts to develop global understanding and collaboration has been influential on the world stage. Past recipients include Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr., former U.S. Ambassador to China and Russia, Ambassador (ret.) Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, and General James Mattis, the 26th Secretary of Defense.