Great Decisions is a program created by the Foreign Policy Association. It 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 a discussion topic and is followed by a facilitator-led discussion.
The shutdown of global supply chains due to the Covid-19 pandemic brought to the fore an issue with the high level of global economic interdependence: what happens when one county is the main source for an item, say face masks, and then can no longer supply the item? Countries suddenly unable to meet the demand for certain supplies are faced with growing calls for economic nationalism. What are some of the lasting effects that the pandemic could have on global supply chains and trade? How would this affect national security?
Facilitator: Andrés Gallo, PhD
Dr. Andrés Gallo is a Professor of Economics and Director of International Business Flagship Program at the University of North Florida. He specializes in international economics issues, with a focus on Latin America.
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 |
|Mon, May 29||Closed|
|Tue, May 30||12:00PM to 8:00PM|
|Wed, May 31||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 01||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 02||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 03||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 04||Closed|