Take part in a global discussion

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Great decisions often start with deep discussions, especially when the issues are on a global scale. A new series kicks off in February that brings to West Michigan a long list of experts on topics the whole world is talking about.

The Great Decisions Global Discussion series is put together by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan. The goal is to discuss eight critical issues that are facing the world today, as defined by the Foreign Policy Association.

2015 Series Speakers Include:

Monday, February 2, 2015
“Privacy:  Is it a Thing of the Past?”
Aarti Shahani – Technology Correspondent for National Public Radio, San Francisco

Monday, February 9, 2015
“What are the Consequences from the Crisis in Ukraine?”
Dr. Matthew Rojansky – Director of the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Monday, February 16, 2015
“Is It Religion or Politics that Divides the Middle East?”
Sebastian Maisel – Assistant Professor of Arabic and Middle East Studies, Grand Valley State University

Monday, February 23, 2015
“Human Trafficking:  In Everyone’s Backyard”
Panel Discussion with:
Becky McDonald, President, Women at Risk International
Amanda Colegrove, Organizer for the Coalition Against Trafficking & Exploitation (CATE), St. Louis, Missouri
Moderated by:  Michigan State Senator Judy Emmons, 33rd District

>>> See a complete list of speakers

Great Decisions Global Discussion takes place Monday evenings in February and March from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center. It is $10 for members and $15 for future members.

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