Great Decisions Global Discussions
Mondays 6 - 7:15 PM
Tuesdays 12 - 1 PM
Know the World, then Change the World
Diplomats, policy makers and practitioners, think tank specialists and journalists
leading the conversation
February 10 through March 31, 2020
Two options to attend:
Monday, 6-7:15 p.m.: Aquinas College Performing Arts Center
Tuesday, 12-1 p.m.: Recital Hall in the Covenant Fine Arts Center at Calvin University
Parking recommended next to the De Vos Communication Building or the Prince Conference Center, with covered access across E. Beltline taking you directly to the Covenant Fine Arts Center
$10 admission per discussion, $60 for a series pass
New topic and speaker each week
Free admission to WACWM corporate members and their employees; Senator members; and the faculty, staff and students of our educational partners.
No reservations needed. Free, convenient parking.
Support the series through our Friends of Great Decisions campaign.
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Mar. 2 and 3
“'Green Peacebuilding': Justice in the Face of Climate Change"
Due to a personal emergency, our Great Decisions speaker, Dr. Marisa Ensor of Georgetown University will not be joining us for our presentations on climate change. However, we will still provide a forum for information and discussion on this important topic at our regularly scheduled times: tonight, Monday March 2, at Aquinas College’s Performing Arts Center (6-7:15 pm) and tomorrow, Tuesday March 3, at Calvin University’s Recital Hall in the CFAC (noon-1 pm). Join us for these events—free of charge to all of our corporate, educational, and senator members—and to the general public as well (regular charge $10).
For questions, please call our office at 616.776.1721 or email
Marisa O. Ensor
Justice and Peace Studies Program & Institute for the Study of International Migration, School of Foreign Service,
sponsored by The World Affairs Council Endowment Fund
Mar. 16 and 17
Artificial Intelligence and National Security"
Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
sponsored by Ash Lectureship at Montcalm Community College
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs, initiated by the Foreign Policy Association in New York City.
Aquinas College Calvin University Davenport University Ferris State University
Grand Rapids Community College Grand Valley State University
Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University Montcalm Community College Northern Michigan University Rhein- Waal University, Germany
Western Michigan University
Association for a More Just Society (AJS) Bethany Global
Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning (CALL) Consular Corps of Michigan
Cultural Intelligence Center Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and Museum Grand Rapids Public Library
The Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University
Hispanic Center of W. Michigan Kent District Library Kent Intermediate School District
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Aquinas Refugee Education Center
Treetops Collective West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC)