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October 16, 2019 - February 04, 2020
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Kirkland Village Auditorium
1 Kirkland Village Circle - parking behind the First Presbyterian Church
Bethlehem, PA 18017

Description

Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture Series educates you about vitally important issues relating to American foreign policy.

Our partner is the private, non-partisan Foreign Policy Association (FPA) in New York City, the oldest and largest grassroots, educational program on world affairs reaching 880 cities and 350,000 members.

The FPA selects eight topics about the most critical issues facing America each year and  its experts write for the 100 page Great Decisions Briefing Book.  Eight topics will be presented in 2020.

The Great Decisions Briefing book is included in your registration and will be mailed to series registrants in mid January 2020. 

 

Winter Series Topics - February 5 to March 25, 2020

11:00 am to 12:30 pm

 

Climate Change and the Global Order 

Climate change has become one of the defining issues of our time. As much of the world bands together to come up with a plan, the U.S. remains the notable holdout. What is the rest of the world doing to combat climate change? What impact will the effects of climate change have on global geopolitics?

 

India and Pakistan 

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode a wave of Hindu nationalism to a historic reelection in 2019. His first order of business was to revoke the special status granted to the Kashmir region, inflaming the rivalry between India and Pakistan. How will the Kashmir situation affect the region, both economically and politically?

 

Red Sea Security 

The Red Sea has remained vital for global trade since the time of ancient Egypt. Once home to the spice trade, the Red Sea now sees millions of barrels of oil a day transported across its waters. With major nations like China, France, Italy, and the U.S. building large ports and bases in the region, what does the future of the region look like? How important is Red Sea security for global security? Can the region be a place of global cooperation?

 

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking 

Almost every nation has enacted laws criminalizing human trafficking, and international organizations, governments, and NGOs sponsor a large variety of projects to curb trafficking and slavery. Billions of dollars have been allocated to these efforts. What is the international community doing to combat slavery and trafficking? What are the experiences like for those being trafficked?

 

U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle 

Combatting illegal immigration has become a priority of the Trump administration. The Northern Triangle of Central America, made up of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, is a special target of the administration, which hold the nations responsible for the large flow of migrants from Latin America to the U.S. With funds from the U.S. cut, how can the Northern Triangle countries curtail migration?

 

China’s Road into Latin America 

As the Trump administration continues to withdraw from the world stage, China is looking to fill the void. How does Latin America fit into China’s “One Belt, One Road” plan? How will the relationship with China affect the region? Should the U.S. be concerned about China’s growing “sphere of influence”?

 

The Philippines and the U.S. 

The Philippines has had a special relationship with the United States since the islands were ceded by Spain to the United States after the Spanish-American War at the end of the 19th century.  However, since the election of Rodrigo Duterte, the country has pivoted more toward China, and away from the U.S. Duterte has also launched a largescale war on drugs that many criticize for its brutality. What does the future hold for U.S, relations with the Philippines?

 

Artificial Intelligence and Data 

Policymakers in many countries are developing plans and funding research in artificial intelligence (AI). Global growth is slowing, and not surprisingly, many policymakers hope that AI will provide a magic solution. The EU, Brazil, and other Western countries have adopted regulations that grant users greater control over their data and require that firms using AI be transparent about how they use it. Will the U.S. follow suit?

YWCA Bethlehem
YWCA Bethlehem was established in 1927 and in its 90-year history the organization has provided for girls, women and families in the Bethlehem Community. The organization has a rich history which includes teaching English to immigrants in the 30s and hosting voter registration drives and voting machine demonstrations for women in the 40s. In the 1960’s YWCA Bethlehem opened the city’s first nursery school and in 1984 opened the first Adult Day Services Center in Northampton County. Today, the YWCA of Bethlehem is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all through our many programs.... Read More
Kirkland Village Auditorium
1 Kirkland Village Circle - parking behind the First Presbyterian Church
Bethlehem, PA 18017

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