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Great Decisions - Online

Struggling Over the Melting Arctic

2021-03-22 19:00:00 2021-03-22 20:30:00 America/New_York Great Decisions - Online Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book (optional), and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each meeting begins with a 30 minute film on the discussion topic and is followed by a facilitator-led discussion. Virtual Branch

Monday, March 22
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2021-03-22 19:00:00 2021-03-22 20:30:00 America/New_York Great Decisions - Online Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book (optional), and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each meeting begins with a 30 minute film on the discussion topic and is followed by a facilitator-led discussion. Virtual Branch

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book (optional), and meeting in a Discussion Group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. Each meeting begins with a 30 minute film on the discussion topic and is followed by a facilitator-led discussion.

Former U. S. President Donald Trump left many scratching their heads when it was rumored that he was looking to purchase the large island nation of Greenland from Denmark. While any potential deal seems highly unlikely, the event shows the changing opinion within the U. S. government toward engagement with the Artic region. Because of climate change, large sheets of artic ice are melting, exposing vast stores of natural gas and oil. With Russia and China already miles ahead with their Arctic strategies, can the U.S. catch up?

Facilitator: Emily Maiden, PhD

Dr. Emily Maiden is an Assistant Professor in Political Science in the department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of North Florida. Her three areas of expertise are comparative politics, international relations, and peace studies, with a regional focus in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Registration is required for this event, and must be completed two hours prior to the start time. A library card and PIN is required for registration. If you do not have a card, click HERE to obtain one.

A link to the Zoom meeting room will be sent 1 hour prior to the event. Your Zoom name must match your registration name for you to be admitted to the program. 

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please allow 1–2 business days to process. Last-minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fulfill. Please ask for Learning Services at 255-2665 or email JPLPrograms@coj.net.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Education |

TAGS: | Great Decisions | adult programs |

Virtual Branch

Phone: (904)-255-2665

Hours
Mon, Aug 08 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Tue, Aug 09 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Aug 10 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Aug 11 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Aug 12 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Aug 13 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Aug 14 Closed

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