In this eight-week series, participants gather to discuss key foreign policy issues facing the world today. Led by volunteer moderators, participants will engage in moderated discussions with their fellow citizens. This year’s topics will include Energy Geopolitics, Ukraine Now and in the Future, China and the US, Economic Warfare, Politics in Latin America, Global Famine, Iran at a Crossroads, and Global Overview: Changes in Worldwide Geopolitics. This year’s series will be held in person at the Aspen Meadows.
Fears of global food shortages have followed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has disrupted grain shipments from the major grain producer. But what about countries and regions that were suffering before this impending shortage? How is famine defined, and how is it different from simple food shortages? What if any remedies are there?
As climate change accelerates and drought and rising sea levels become more common, millions of people in affected regions must uproot themselves and seek safety elsewhere. Who are these affected individuals, and how might the United States aid them, and be affected by the migration?
Thursdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. beginning Thursday, January 19, running through Thursday, March 9 in the Koch Building at the Aspen Institute.
Registration is now closed.
*Topics and the dates they are presented are subject to change.