The Weekly Roundtable *SOLD OUT* Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Time: 9:30 am-11:00 am Location: Equinox Village Fee: $75
This weekly discussion group will consider the broader issues that underlie current events. A moderator proposes topics, may suggest relevant readings, and guides the discussion. Come hear what others are thinking and voice your own opinion. Moderated by Derek Boothby.
**FREE Lecture** Current State of the Vermont Economy Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Long Trail School Fee:
What is the current state of the Vermont economy? What do we know about the state of the Vermont labor market, including trends in employment, unemployment, and labor force participation? Which industries and regions in the state are growing? Which are in decline? How will an aging population and changing demographics impact Vermont labor market and economy in the years to come? This lecture will include national and global level trends and their impact on Vermont. This is a FREE lecture.
China: Economic Reforms and Globalization Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
This lecture and open discussion will address the economic rise of China, starting with the economic reforms of the 1980s, through the era of globalization to today. The first half will explore China’s unique transition from state socialism to a mixed economy (by contrasting it with Russia’s failed transition). The second half will address how China’s entry into the global economy and changes in global capitalism simultaneously enable and constrain Chinese development. The talk will also address the contentious trade relationship between the U.S. and China.
The 2018 Midterms: A Referendum on Trump? Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Long Trail School Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
The United States is in an era of unprecedented political instability, with voters seemingly unwilling to give one party control of Congress and the Presidency beyond two years. Will 2018 end this cycle, or will voters continue their recent habit of voting the majority party out?
The United Nations in 2018 Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm-7:00 pm Location: Burr and Burton Academy, Hunter Seminar Room Fee: $15 in advance; $20 at the door
The mission and scope of United Nations organizations illuminates the breadth and complexity of our age, when extensive coordination across political boundaries is essential to human progress. UN organizations deliver environmental protections, economic development, social welfare, policy debates and coordination, security initiatives, legal frameworks, human rights protection, transportation improvements, scientific advancements, peace initiatives and cultural enrichment. This talk focuses on the UN’s activities (beyond the General Assembly and Security Council) that help 7.6 million people enjoy healthier, safer, more equitable and productive lives.