The World & US

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Repeats every month on the third Wednesday until Wed Dec 18 2019 .
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Meet monthly to explore and discuss selected articles from The New Yorker, Bloomberg Businessweek 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.

Readings for the August 21 meeting will focus on the cooperation in space and creating legal frameworks to protect the environment.

The New Yorker Video: "Who Owns the Moon?"

The New Yorker: May 6, 2019, "The Race to Develop the Moon" by Rivka Galchen

The New Yorker: June 15, 2019, "Daily Comment" by Carolyn Kormann

Mother Jones: July-August issue, page 67, "Knotty By Nature" by Jackie Flynn Mogensen

The Revelator: August 6, 2018, "Granting Legal Rights to Rivers: Is International Law Ready?"

To access Flipster, click here

Program dates are:  August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, December 18

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.

Room 216 (McCall Room)
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