World Affairs Council speaker series free for GVSU community to attend

January 24, 2023 (Volume 46, Number 10)
Article by Michele Coffill

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The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan will host its "Great Decisions 2023" speaker series from February 6-March 27 on the Grand Rapids Community College campus.

Because Grand Valley is a World Affairs Council member, GVSU students, faculty and staff members can attend these events at no cost. The schedule is below; information about the speakers and other details are online.

All programs will run from 6-7:15 p.m. at the Wisner-Botrall Applied Technology Center auditorium, 151 Fountain St. NE. Free parking is available in parking lot A on Ransom Avenue.

  • February 6: "Reckoning on War Crimes," by Deborah Amos of NPR
  • February 13: "What's Ahead for China and the U.S.," by Mary Gallagher from the University of Michigan
  • February 20: "Preventing Global Famine," by Brittany Cook from the University of Kentucky
  • February 27: "Iran at a Crossroads," by Suzanne DiMaggio, director of the Iran Project for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • March 6: "Latin American Politics: A Shift to the Left?" by P. Michael McKinley, retired ambassador to Brazil, Peru and Colombia
  • March 13: "Energy Politics: New Power?" by Wiebe Boer, president of Calvin University and former executive for Shell All-On
  • March 20: "Climate Migration and the Nomad Century," by Gaia Vince, U.K. journalist
  • March 27: "Sanctions: Costs and Effects," by David Cortright, Kroc Institute for International Peace, Notre Dame


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This article was last edited on January 24, 2023 at 11:44 a.m.

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