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 (see list at http://www.libraryaware.com/326/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/6bfbf1f0-02a2-42e3-b6b2-f825ad20c024).
Each session will be held at the Cumming Library, 585 Dahlonega Street, Cumming and will be led by a member of the UNG faculty.
Admission to each session is free, but advance registration is requested at www.forsythpl.org.
Global Health: Progress and Challenges
The collective action of countries, communities and organizations over the last 30 years has literally saved millions of lives around the world. Yet terrible inequalities in health and wellbeing persist. The world now faces a mix of old and new health challenges, including the preventable deaths of mothers and children, continuing epidemics of infectious diseases, and rising rates of chronic disease. We also remain vulnerable to the emergence of new and deadly pandemics. For these reasons, the next several decades will be just as important—if not more so—than the last in determining well-being across nations.