Though arguably the most advanced economy in the world, the United States still uses centuries-old numbers to measure trade. These antique numbers mangle understanding of the U.S.-China trade relationship, shrinking America’s true economic size and competitiveness, while swelling China’s. Bad numbers give rise to bad policies that ultimately kill U.S. jobs and cede market share to China. What other tools can the United States employ to counter China’s unfair trade practices? There are several available, yet they remain mostly unused.
Prepare to discuss the world. Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Forsyth County Public Library and the University of North Georgia will present information and lead discussions on a range of fascinating geopolitical topics. Copies of the Great Decisions Briefing Book and DVD are available for checkout at the library.
Each session will be held at the Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road, Cumming and will be led by a member of the UNG faculty.
Topics for 2019 are:
January 22: Refugees and Global Migration presented by Raluca Viman-Miller
January 29: The Middle East: Regional Disorder presented by Victoria Hightower (Rescheduled for March 26)
February 5: Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future? presented by Seyed Hamid Serri
February 12: The Rise of Populism in Europe presented by Nathan Price
February 19: Decoding U.S. - China Trade presented by Laurel Wei
February 26: Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics presented by Craig Greathouse
March 5: The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested presented by Tamara Spike & Alexander Wisnoski
March 19: State of the State Department and Diplomacy presented by Jonathan Miner
March 26: The Middle East: Regional Disorder presented by Victoria Hightower