Great Decisions #5: Global Supply Chains and U.S National Security, William Hall, President, the World Affairs Council
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Join the World Affairs Council of Maine as we explore the Foreign Policy Association’s 2021 Great Decisions.
Session #5:Global Supply Chains and U.S National Security, William Hall, President, the World Affairs Council of Maine The shutdown of global supply chains due to the Covid-19 pandemic brought to the fore an issue with the high level of global economic interdependence: what happens when one country is the main source for an item, say face masks, and then can no longer supply the item? Countries suddenly unable to meet the demand for certain supplies are faced with growing calls for economic nationalism. What are some of the lasting effects that the pandemic could have on global supply chains and trade? How would this affect national security?
About this week's facilitator:
William Hall, President, the World Affairs Council of Maine Bill retired from the U.S. Air Force and a subsequent career at Martin’s Point Health Care in Portland. He grew up in Virginia and received a bachelor’s degree in politics from Princeton University and a master’s degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia. He was an intelligence officer for the US Air Force, serving on active duty from 1969 until 1999. He spent almost 18 years of that time overseas in both Asia and Europe. Assignments in the U.S. included the National Security Agency in Maryland. Bill served as the Interim Executive Director from 2017-18 and currently serves as the president of the board of directors. Moving to Maine in late 1999, Bill lives on Peaks Island with his wife, Nancy. His international
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.
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