Great Decisions: Pandemics

Following is a summary of the key conclusions documented in the prepared materials and discussion points.  With the help of chat, GPT, in preparation for this discussion, the questions at the back of the chapter are comprehensively addressed Pandemics are not new....

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Great Decisions: The High Seas

We tackled first UNCLOS (1982 United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea), an international agreement between 168 countries and the European Union establishing a legal framework for all marine and maritime activities. The idea of free trade in a global system...

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Great Decisions: Indonesia

Indonesia was a topic that we did not know much about. We mentioned the over 17,000 islands that the country claims which seems like a nightmare to govern although the vast majority of the population of over 279 million people live on the islands of Java and Sumatra....

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Great Decisions: NATO’s Future

We had a pretty good discussion on NATO on Tuesday with the majority in agreement of the path forward relative to the extent of U.S. involvement in this treaty. We agreed that the creation of NATO in 1949 was mainly to protect Europe from Soviet aggression post WWII....

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Great Decisions: Climate Techology

We tackled our second topic “Climate Technology” with an open mind and lots of policy options. We started the conversation by asserting the following: The earth is getting warmer. Some areas of the earth may become unstable/uninhabitable. Examples are glaciers...

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