Friday, February 8, 2013

International Politics Discussions at Herrick

Ever wonder how China’s relationship with African nations impacts the United States? How did the 2008 recession affect the euro crisis? 

These questions and more will be addressed in this year’s Great Decisions 2013 lecture series at Herrick District Library, provided by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan. HDL’s Great Decisions 2013 is a series of four programs on various international political topics during the months of February and March, including:

  • Tuesday, February 12 - Feeding the Dragon: China in Africa, Dr. Glenda Quarnstrom of Grand Valley State University

  • Tuesday, February 26 – NATO’s New Security Challenges: Outlook from Turkey, Fatih Yildiz, Consul General of the Republic of Turkey of Chicago, IL    * This session is sponsored by Wiley and Karen Wilson

  • Tuesday, March 12 – The Road to Myanmar: Where Could it Lead?, Karen Coates and Jerry Redfern, Print and Photojournalist Team on Southeast Asia

All programs will be held at Herrick District Library from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a light lunch served courtesy of the Friends of Herrick District Library.

If these discussions interest you, the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan is also sponsoring an 8-week series at the Performing Arts Center at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. Lectures will take place on Mondays at 6 p.m. throughout February and March.

The Aquinas series features topics on America’s defense budget, US foreign intervention, Egyptian democracy, and Iranian-Israeli relations in addition to the same topics as the Herrick series. For more information, see this pamphlet.

Contributed by Madalyn Muncy, student intern blogger

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