Thursday, October 8th 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join us as we start the Great Decisions, the largest discussion program on global issues facing America today, at the Manheim Township Public Library. Each month will involve reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD on the topic, and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss each topic in an impartial and friendly atmosphere. The Group will be facilitated by our discussion leader Professional journalist Mark Kelley, Ph.D. Please Register for this event.
Fall topics will cover:
Thursday October 8th: India and Pakistan
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode a wave of Hindu nationalism to a historic reelection in 2019. His first order of business was to revoke the special status granted to the Kashmir region, inflaming the rivalry between India and Pakistan. How will the Kashmir situation affect the region, both economically and politically?
Thursday November 12th: Red Sea Security
The Red Sea has remained vital for global trade since the time of ancient Egypt. Once home to the spice trade, the Red Sea now sees millions of barrels of oil a day transported across its waters. With major nations like China, France, Italy, and the U.S. building large ports and bases in the region, what does the future of the region look like? How important is Red Sea security for global security? Can the region be a place of global cooperation?
Thursday December 10th: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
Almost every nation has enacted laws criminalizing human trafficking, and international organizations, governments, and NGOs sponsor a large variety of projects to curb trafficking and slavery. Billions of dollars have been allocated to these efforts. What is the international community doing to combat slavery and trafficking? What are the experiences like for those being trafficked?