Great Decisions 2013 is right around the corner! This informative educational discussion group will begin meeting on Saturday, January 19 until February 23, 2013.
All interested participants will meet for six consecutive weeks from 9:30 until 11 a.m. at the Wood County Senior Center, 305 North Main Street, Bowling Green. Breakfast will be made available from 8:45 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. with advance registration and a donation of $2. Menus are available upon request. During these sessions Bowling Green State University professors will enlighten you with up to date information on worldly topics and they will also provide an opportunity for questions and answers following each discussion session.
This series is co-sponsored by the American Association of University Women, Bowling Green Women’s Club, and The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. Registration is required due to limited seating. When registering we will require your name and phone number in case a session has to be cancelled due to inclement weather. * Manuals will only be made available through advanced ordering and payment. A mandatory payment of $20 is required upon placing your order. Manual must be purchased January 19, however manuals are not required.
The presentations are scheduled as follows:
Saturday, January 19 Myanmar and Southeast Asia Dr. Neil Englehart
The West has welcomed unprecedented democratic reforms made by Myanmar’s government. What challenges must Myanmar overcome before it can fully join the international community? What role can it play in Southeast Asia?
Saturday, January 26 Future of the Euro Dr. Candice Archer
How did the 2008 global recession contribute to the development of the euro crisis? The health of the euro affects and is affected by the state of the global economy. How can European Union leaders prevent the collapse of the common currency?
Saturday, February 2 Intervention Dr. Marc Simon
The “responsibility to protect” doctrine has become central to modern humanitarian intervention. When should the international community intervene? Why did the West rush to intervene in Libya but not Syria?
Saturday, February 9 Iran Dr. Mohammad Dadfar
Suspicion and a troubled history have blighted U.S.-Iranian relations for three decades. How can the United States and Iran move forward? Is the existence of Iran’s nuclear program an insurmountable obstacle?
Saturday, February 16 TBA
Saturday, February 23 China in Africa Martin Slavens
What interests govern China’s engagement in Africa? Should China’s growing emphasis on political ties and natural resource extraction inform U.S. relations with African nations?
These sessions are free and open to the public. Breakfast will be served before all discussions and advanced registration is encouraged. Menus are available upon request and the cost is a suggested donation $2 for those 60 and over and $5 for those under 60. For more information call the Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. at 305 North Main Street in Bowling Green, 419.353.5661 or 800.367.4935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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