Tue, Mar 30 | Zoom Webinar

Great Decisions #1: The End of Globalization?

With the passing of the Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s America First doctrine, protectionist policies have become more prevalent, challenging global
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Time & Location

Mar 30, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Zoom Webinar

About The Event

Join the World Affairs Council of Maine as we explore the Foreign Policy Association’s 2021 Great Decisions. 

Session #1: The End of Globalization?  What is globalization and how will it be affected by protectionist trade policies? How will the United States and the world be affected by such policies? Is globalization really at an end, or in need of a refresh?

What is Great Decisions? Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions is this country’s largest discussion program on world affairs. For over twenty years, our Council has brought these Great Decisions to the state of Maine. We’ve provided hundreds of hours of discussion to members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Southern Maine and hosted numerous dinner discussion groups across southern Maine. Click here for more information on our Great Decisions program.

 

What will each session look like? Each virtual session will last 90 minutes, divided between presentation and discussion.  Discussion questions and a suggested reading list will be provided to all registered attendees. 

I’ve never used Zoom. How will I know what to do? Virtual programming is new to most of us. We’re all learning together! We will send instructions on how to download Zoom to your device, as well as suggested settings to improve your Zoom experience. We will review Zoom functions at the start of each session and help members to troubleshoot. We can’t promise a flawless experience, but let’s not let perfect be the enemy of good! 

We recommend you review our WACM Zoom user document before your first session. 

IMPORTANT: Please register for each device being used to attend the webinar. For example, if you and a family member will be attending on one computer, only one registration is necessary. Alternatively, if you each will be using your own devices to attend, please register separately. This will ensure that each attendee is placed in a breakout room for the discussion portion of the webinar. 

About this week's facilitator:

Clifford Gilpin, PhD was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has a background in human resources. He was on the staff of the World Bank for 22 years and worked with countries in Africa and East Asia. From 1987 to 1992 he managed the Bank's human resources program in Indonesia and subsequently directed the Bank's internal learning and leadership program. He has a special interest in global energy supply and consumption. In 1996, he and his wife moved to Maine. Clifford is a trustee of the Falmouth Land Trust and current board member and former President of the World Affairs Council of Maine. 

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