Be part of a global discussion

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOOD) Great decisions often start with deep discussions, especially when the issues are on a global scale. A new series kicked 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.

All Discussions will be held at:

Aquinas College Performing Arts Center
1607 Robinson Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49506

Cost to attend:
Members $10 / Non-members $15

Monday, March 16, Ambassador Mel Levitsky, former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil and presently a professor of Public Policy at the Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.  He will be here discussing “Brazil:  Always on the Edge of Greatness…but will it get there?”

Ambassador Levitsky

Monday, March 23, Jared Kohler, noted international photojournalist, will present “Through the Lens:  Lessons from the Syrian Refugee Crisis”.


Monday, March 30, Aarti Shahani,  Technology Correspondent for National Public Radio, will discuss “Privacy:  Is it a thing of the past.”



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