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Great Decisions: Food and Climate

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The name is shared by a national civic-education program, briefing book and television series administered and produced by the Foreign Policy Association.  The Great Decisions program highlights eight of the most thought-provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. Great Decisions provides background information, current data and policy options for each issue and serves as the focal text for discussion groups.  In partnership with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, this year's discussion group will meet every other Monday afternoon at 1:00 pm. 

 

This sixth discussion (of eight) will cover food and climate. Even as a sixth of the world’s population suffers from chronic hunger, a changing climate threatens to wreak havoc on already insecure and vulnerable populations. As food and water become scarce and once fertile land becomes barren, the U.S. finds itself faced with new challenges in securing the globe. The U.S. is getting ready, but can it lead the way to climate reform? 

 

 

Cost: $10 per individual session or $40 covers all eight sessions.  Registration begins February 1.  REGISTER ONLINE or send a check to World Affairs Council of Hbg/Walnut St. & N. 4th St/ 234 Strawberry Square/ Harrisburg, PA 17101.  Sponsored by Friends of Fredricksen Library.

 

Following sessions are: 

  • Monday, May 19 at 1:00 pm: Food and Climate 
  • Monday, June 2 at 1:00 pm: China’s foreign policy
  • Monday, June 16 at 1:00 pm: U.S. trade policy

 

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 1:00pm

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