Great Decisions Lecture Series
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 23, 2020
The Manitowoc Public Library is proud to present Great Decisions 2020, our thirteenth year of hosting this preeminent eight-week grassroots lecture series that provides the citizens of the Lakeshore area with the opportunity to discover, discuss and decide how to meet some of the world’s greatest challenges head-on. Increasingly, global events have become domestic concerns and Great Decisions takes you beyond the headlines with essential background information, relevant facts, ever-shifting policy options and impartial analysis.
February 3 U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle, Alise Coen, PhD, UW-Green Bay
February 10 Climate Change and the Global Order, Pablo Toral, PhD, Beloit College
February 17 Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, Beth Dougherty, PhD, Beloit College
February 24 Artificial Intelligence and Data, Matthew Friedel, Senior Lecturer, UW-Milwaukee
March 2 The Philippines and the U.S., John Katzka, Retired Diplomat
March 9 India and Pakistan, Peter Kranstover, Retired Diplomat
March 16 Red Sea Security, Daniel C. Stoll, PhD, St. Norbert College
March 23 China’s Road into Latin America, Martin Farrell, PhD, Ripon College (Retired)
Great Decisions 2020 briefing books offer background information for the entire series. They are available at the Manitowoc Public Library Service Desk for $15. A portion of the book is paid for courtesy of the Manitowoc Public Library Foundation. You need not purchase the briefing book to participate in the series.
Individuals requesting accommodations for disabilities should contact the Library’s ADA Manager at 920-686-3008. Reasonable accommodations will be made as quickly as possible, often within a week.
The dates and information listed here are subject to change. Please call to verify dates and details.