World Events Discussion Group 1, Mondays*
World Events Discussion Group 1 focuses exclusively on international** current events and related background issues.
Members seek to broaden our knowledge and understanding about all regions of the world in a friendly, informal atmosphere.
We discuss three or four topics over 1-1/2 hours. At each meeting, three members commit to presenting topics at the next meeting.
Accepted topics are recent world events and/or issues related to specific, explicit recent world events. No one is expected to be an expert on her/his chosen topic! The aim is for the group to share knowledge and thoughts.
By the Friday before a meeting, the three presenters send their topic titles, along with a some questions for consideration, to the facilitator, who then forwards the list to all on Saturday.
At the meeting, each topic is introduced briefly (7 minutes max!), followed by about 15 minutes of discussion.
Recent topics explored include Ongoing World Migrant and Refugee Crisis; Climate Change and COP26; Taliban Version 2; Military Coup in Myanmar; Chinese Economic and Political Expansion; Influx of Central American Migrants at the US/ Mexico border; Reviving the Iran Nuclear Deal; Cyberattacks on Utilities; Israel’s Security and Iran; Turmoil in Haiti.
|When:||Ongoing, roughly every other Monday|
|Time:||1:30 - 3:00 PM|
2022: Jan 3,17, 31; Feb 14, 28; March 14, 28; April 11, 25; May 9, 23; June 6, 20; July 4, 18; Aug 1, 15, 29
|Where:||Online with Zoom|
To register* or for more information, please contact Facilitator
*Before you register, you must be a member of CALL.
*** If you are interested more in Canadian and local current events, see the Current Events Discussion Group click here.