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The World & US

Wed, December 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EST

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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until Wed, December 18

One event on Wed, October 23 at 9:30 am

One event on Tue, November 19 at 6:00 pm

Meet monthly to explore  and discuss selected articles from The New Yorker, Bloomberg Business Week and Mother Jones. We will look at US relationships with the world's people, countries and organizations on issues of economy, technology, regulation, politics, society and environment. Alex Anvari will facilitate this discussion where all points of view are respected. Magazines will be available through the Library's digital magazine app Flipster or copies available at the Library. Selected articles to read in advance of the discussion will be announced two weeks prior to meeting.

To access Flipster, click here.

The theme this month is "Rhythm and Rhymes of International Relations."

1) Washington Post Opinion, November 3, 2019
In China, every day is Kristallnacht

2) The New Yorker magazine
December 2, 2019, Issue page 59
It’s Still Mrs. Thatcher’s Britain

3) A Critic at Large, November 18, 2019, Issue page 71
From Little Englanders to Brexiteers

4) Al-Monitor, December 5, 2019
MiddleEast lobbyists pay op-ed writers to sell their message

Alex Anvari, moderator, completed his Master's in Public and Private Management at Yale University with a concentration on Regulation and Competitive Strategy.  Alex’s career highlights include:  global program director for a Fortune 10 financial services customer, VP Controller at a Fortune 100 company and sales leader (North America commercial sector) at the world’s 2nd largest software company.  He also spent years delivering advisory services to ethics, compliance, risk and legal departments of global organizations.  Alex is currently the Sportsmanship Director of Westport Soccer, President of the United Nations Association of Southwestern Connecticut and moderator of The New Yorker discussion group at Manchester Community Library in Vermont.  He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Native American Health Center in Oakland, CA and the International Theater of Tehran.  In recent years he has been coaching for Stratton Mountain’s alpine ski racing program.

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Date:
Wed, December 18
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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