Great Decisions Global Discussions
Know the World, then Change the World
Diplomats, policy makers and practitioners, think tank specialists and journalists
lead conversations on global issues that impact us locally.
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Rescheduled: February 23
"Have We Learned Anything about this Pandemic?"
Director of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs, The Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M
"The Future of Business and Global Supply Chains"
Judy Samuelson, founder and executive director, Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
with moderator Brian Kraus, Vice President, Global Manufacturing, Amway
sponsored by Steelcase
"China in Africa"
Moderated Discussion with Mike DeVivo
professor of Geography, Grand Rapids Community College
sponsored by Montcalm Community College
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs, initiated by the Foreign Policy Association in New York City.
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