Discussion group starts Tuesday

MARQUETTE — Peter White Public Library is offering a new discussion group, “Great Decisions,” which is America’s largest and oldest foreign policy discussion group. The meetings will be held at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of the month January-August.Meetings will be held via Zoom unless safe to do otherwise.

Prior to each meeting, participants can read up on the topic in the Great Decisions Briefing Book. Meetings will feature a knowledgeable speaker or a PBS video, followed by a discussion on the month’s topic. At the end of the program, participants will have the opportunity to submit an opinion ballot that will be shared with government officials and decision makers. No background knowledge on foreign policy needed. PWPL has a limited number of Briefing Books to give away for free to participants. The book will also be available at the library for checkout.

Admission is free. Dory Shaffer to sign up or get your briefing book at 906-226-4311 or refedsk@pwpl.info.

Topics and dates are as follows:

Jan. 26: Global supply chains and national security

Feb. 23: Persian Gulf security issues

March 23: Brexit and the European Union

April 27: Struggles over the melting Arctic

May 25: China’s role in Africa

June 22: The Korean Peninsula

July 27: International organizations in a global pandemic

Aug. 24: The end of globalization?

This program is funded by the Michigan Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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