Dr. David E. Guggenheim will kick off the 2012 Great Decisions Foreign Policy Series, an annual event hosted by the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan. Dr. Guggenheim will speak on the State of the Oceans on February 6th, 2012.
The Great Decisions Foreign Policy Lecture Series was launched in the early 1960s and is a centerpiece for the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan.
The “State of the Oceans” is one of eight topics chosen by the Foreign Policy Association which produces the Great Decisions events and publications:
The world’s oceans are essential to life on earth, and are tremendously sensitive to global climate change. What are the consequences of climate change on oceanic factors like biodiversity, sea levels and extreme weather systems? How can the U.S. and its international partners address the emerging challenges to this shared resource?
The World Affairs Council is dedicated to educating people in western Michigan about other countries, cultures and regions of the world, as well as providing a forum for discussion of critical foreign policy issues facing this country.