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Current Global Events Study Group
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Second Tuesdays, 12:45-2 pm
This volunteer-run meeting is the forum for reports by members who have researched an aspect of the monthly topic. For the forseeable future, it will be virtual, using GSC’s Zoom account. It is also possible to just watch and hear the meeting. If you want to participate in any way, or to first learn how to use the Zoom platform, please send a message to [email protected] or leave a phone message at 206.297.0875.
June 9: Global Migration
Environmental changes, poverty, exploitation, lack of opportunity, war and other violence have led to what seems like unprecedented levels of worldwide migration. Is there really more migration than there has been in the past, or is it just perception? How are these movements changing individuals and societies?
July 14: How Pandemics Have Shaped Human History
Ever since humanity started crowding the planet, we’ve faced epidemics that have often proved disastrous and debilitating for far-flung societies. This month, group members will investigate and report on various deadly pandemics that have suddenly destroyed trade routes, cities, and even empires.
August 11: Brazil: A Study in Extremes
This ex-Portuguese colony has possibly the greatest disparities of health, wealth, and power in the world. The giant South American country, after centuries of military-religious conflict in an economy based on genocide and African slavery, now swings between extreme political poles. Group members will examine those factors leading to the current situation – an autocratic president who praises military dictatorship and ethnic cleansing.