Shake-up moment in world affairs
Acadia Senior College’s monthly Food for Thought program presents an online discussion with Seth Singleton, who will discuss the rapid changes in world power relations and the global economy. Governments are in trouble everywhere. Climate change hangs over the future. Fear and foreboding thrive.
Friday, December 2nd at noon
Free and open to the public, but you must register to get the Zoom link.
A scholar of international relations, Seth will ask such questions as: Are democracy and human rights a quaint ideology of bygone times, trampled by a rising phalanx of dictators? Does Russia’s war in Ukraine mark a new era of conquest and imperialism? Will nationalism snap the global supply chains that send us clothes, cellphones, can openers, and cars, but also enrich a few at the expense of the many? Will drought and flood send waves of climate refugees fleeing across borders? As governments dither on climate change, must we choose between destroying the planet and turning off the heat and the lights?
Much of this fashionable pessimism is exaggerated. Seth respectfully disagrees with Chicken Little, and will try to consider, with data and evidence and historical common sense, what is happening and may occur, and will try to provoke some optimism and some discussion.
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